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How does non small cell carcinoma lung cancer get treated?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple ways
Non-small cell cancers are a heterogenous group, with the two common types being squamous cell and adeno carcinomas.
These are usually treated, depending on the stage and type, with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

In brief: Multiple ways
Non-small cell cancers are a heterogenous group, with the two common types being squamous cell and adeno carcinomas.
These are usually treated, depending on the stage and type, with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Early stage (1 or 2) non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) are usually treated surgically, although radiation therapy can be used if the patient is not a surgical candidate. Stage III is usually treated with a combination of 2 or 3 of the treatment opions. Stage IV is usually treated only with chemotherapy.
Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on stage
Stage i and ii lung cancer is treated with surgery up front.
If the lymph nodes have cancer, then the patient may need chemotherapy after (adjuvant) surgery. For stage iiia the treatment is either chemo and radiotherapy followed by surgery or chemoradiotherapy alone. Stage iiib and IV the treatment is chemotherapy +/- radiotherapy.

In brief: Depends on stage
Stage i and ii lung cancer is treated with surgery up front.
If the lymph nodes have cancer, then the patient may need chemotherapy after (adjuvant) surgery. For stage iiia the treatment is either chemo and radiotherapy followed by surgery or chemoradiotherapy alone. Stage iiib and IV the treatment is chemotherapy +/- radiotherapy.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple ways
Non-small cell lung cancers are of two major varieties squamous cell and adeno carcinomas, along with a number of other less common types.
Depending on the stage and type of tumor, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are the usual options.

In brief: Multiple ways
Non-small cell lung cancers are of two major varieties squamous cell and adeno carcinomas, along with a number of other less common types.
Depending on the stage and type of tumor, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are the usual options.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Stage I and stage II non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) are usually treated with surgery, while stage IV NSCLC is usually treated with chemotherapy. Stage III NSCLC is usually treated with a combination of 2 or 3 of these treatment options.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Multidisciplinary
Standard of care for stage i -iib nsclc is surgery.
For stage iiia either chemotherapy +/- radiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone. Treatment is best by multidisciplinary and individualized with a targeted approach. The patient's overall health/fitness, tumor type, and molecular/genetic specifics should be considered to formulate best approach.

In brief: Multidisciplinary
Standard of care for stage i -iib nsclc is surgery.
For stage iiia either chemotherapy +/- radiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone. Treatment is best by multidisciplinary and individualized with a targeted approach. The patient's overall health/fitness, tumor type, and molecular/genetic specifics should be considered to formulate best approach.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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