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Besides chemotherapy and radiation, are there any other ways to treat stage 3 lung cancer?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Surgery sometimes plays a role.

In brief: Yes

Surgery sometimes plays a role.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Depends

Depending on the characteristic of the lymph nodes in the mediastinum (middle of the chest near the windpipe), trimodality therapy which is neoadjuvant (before surgery) chemoradiation followed by sugery can be curative.

In brief: Depends

Depending on the characteristic of the lymph nodes in the mediastinum (middle of the chest near the windpipe), trimodality therapy which is neoadjuvant (before surgery) chemoradiation followed by sugery can be curative.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Combination treatmen

Yes. If the type of cancer is non small cell lung cancer, in some case, chemoradiation can shrink the cancer and make it operable whereas it may not be possible without the presurgical chemoradiation.
In inoperable patients who do not respond to standard chemoradiation, there are a good number of newer drugs for 'target therapy"i.e. They will target cancer cell with certain molecular structures.

In brief: Combination treatmen

Yes. If the type of cancer is non small cell lung cancer, in some case, chemoradiation can shrink the cancer and make it operable whereas it may not be possible without the presurgical chemoradiation.
In inoperable patients who do not respond to standard chemoradiation, there are a good number of newer drugs for 'target therapy"i.e. They will target cancer cell with certain molecular structures.
Dr. Gene Wong
Dr. Gene Wong
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Some patient's tumors are sensitive to drugs that effect growth factors.
Your doctor can check for the molecular markers for this sensitivity.

In brief: Yes

Some patient's tumors are sensitive to drugs that effect growth factors.
Your doctor can check for the molecular markers for this sensitivity.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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