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Does radiation therapy for lung cancer improve survival rates?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Yes: Radiation is used in curing lung cancer. Its used in varying combinations with surger and chemotherapy to find the best treatment for each stage and type of lung cancer. It is not used in every case of lung cancer to accomplish the desired effect. Stage one for example requires no radiation and would not help the survival if the patient has surgery with lobectomy.
Answered on Feb 2, 2015
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