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Is it normal to get only radiation and no chemo for stage 2 non-small cell lung cancer?
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree
In brief: Also...
Adding to dr. Noga's comments.
If surgery is not an option, radiation therapy is standard treatment for (thoroughly staged) stage ii lung cancer. Chemo after surgery (if done) is also standard, but we know nothing of whether adding chemo to radiation if it is only the primary treatment. This question should be addressed by a team of lung cancer experts who know your situation well.

In brief: Also...
Adding to dr. Noga's comments.
If surgery is not an option, radiation therapy is standard treatment for (thoroughly staged) stage ii lung cancer. Chemo after surgery (if done) is also standard, but we know nothing of whether adding chemo to radiation if it is only the primary treatment. This question should be addressed by a team of lung cancer experts who know your situation well.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Your doctor looks at a lot of issues when considering how to treat you.
They include your age, other medical problems and if they think you can undergo standard chemotherapy or radiation treatments. That said, if you are skeptical, you should always seek a 2nd opinion.

In brief: Depends
Your doctor looks at a lot of issues when considering how to treat you.
They include your age, other medical problems and if they think you can undergo standard chemotherapy or radiation treatments. That said, if you are skeptical, you should always seek a 2nd opinion.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not usual
Stage ii is divided into iia and iib, a being tumors less than 7 cm without nodes, and b composed of n-1 nodes + and tumors invading a resectable structure.
Radiotherapy is not indicated in these cases post op, and can be used as stereotactic radiosurgery in people that cannot tolerate or refuse surgery. Stage ii is a puzzling category, but little established role for chemotherapy and xrt.

In brief: Not usual
Stage ii is divided into iia and iib, a being tumors less than 7 cm without nodes, and b composed of n-1 nodes + and tumors invading a resectable structure.
Radiotherapy is not indicated in these cases post op, and can be used as stereotactic radiosurgery in people that cannot tolerate or refuse surgery. Stage ii is a puzzling category, but little established role for chemotherapy and xrt.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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