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Is there any treatment for lung cancer?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
9 doctors agree

In brief: Of Course

Treatment is stage specific for non-small cell lung cancer.
There are 4 main stages of lung cancer with stage iii divided into iiia and iiib. For stage i and ii lung cancer there upfront therapy is surgery, with possible chemotherapy after surgery if lymph nodes are positive. For stage iiia either chemoradiation + surgery or high dose chemotherapy alone. Stage iv, chemo +/- radiation.

In brief: Of Course

Treatment is stage specific for non-small cell lung cancer.
There are 4 main stages of lung cancer with stage iii divided into iiia and iiib. For stage i and ii lung cancer there upfront therapy is surgery, with possible chemotherapy after surgery if lymph nodes are positive. For stage iiia either chemoradiation + surgery or high dose chemotherapy alone. Stage iv, chemo +/- radiation.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but...

The majority of lung cancers are incurable when found.
Squamous and adenocarcinoma caught very early can be removed surgically with an under-50% chance for a cure, or can be held at bay for maybe a year or more with unpleasnat chemoterhapy; small-cell is always lethel but responds quite well for several months to unpleasant chemotherapy. Best to try to stop smoking no matter how hard. Peace.

In brief: Yes, but...

The majority of lung cancers are incurable when found.
Squamous and adenocarcinoma caught very early can be removed surgically with an under-50% chance for a cure, or can be held at bay for maybe a year or more with unpleasnat chemoterhapy; small-cell is always lethel but responds quite well for several months to unpleasant chemotherapy. Best to try to stop smoking no matter how hard. Peace.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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