Are there any alternative treatments for lung cancer?

No proven benefit. The big 3 are surgery, chemotherapy & radiation. Alternative options in trials include photodynamic therapy, cancer vaccines for example. Commonly used alternative treatments such as homeopathy, chinese or indian herbal medicines, mexican meds, shark cartilage, etc do not have any proven benefit. Sometimes, alternative drugs actually interfere with regular meds and can cause problems.
Not really. Nothing clinically proven to treat lung cancer ... But a lot of research in this topic ...

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Should I be concerned if my husband has stage four non-small cell lung cancer do you know any alternative treatments?

Very serious. Long-term survival is very unlikely if the diagnosis is correct, but he may get a good result with today's platinum-based chemotherapy. No "alternative-complementary" medicines will touch the actual biology of lung cancer, but mind-body supportive measures may make him feel somewhat better and you can help him keep well-nourished, physically fit and in good spirits. Read more...
Be concerned. Stage 4 lung cancer has an overall poor prognosis. The therapy associated with any positive effects would be chemotherapy and/or radiation. While a cure can occur, it is a rare event with stage 4. Alternative therapies can be explored, but realize that most don't claim to cure. If you look at the advertizements closely, they will treat but never claim to cure. Standard therapy- 15% overall cure. Read more...

What are other alternative treatment for lung cancer with extreme shortness of breath if the oxygen treatment is not effective as it used to be?

See below. More oxygen, or morphine/derivatives to help with the shortness of breath. Also depends on how exactly the cancer is causing the shortness of breath - is the patient getting treatment - chemo or radiation; is there fluid to be drained or an obstructed airway to be opened? Is there infection (antibiotics) or concomitant emphysema (nebulizers, steroids) - talk to your doctors. Read more...
Not many. Lung cancer is tough. There are some experimental treatments at some universities. Read more...
MORPHINE. Ask your treating oncologist or palliative care specialist for morphine. This medication can help with the sensation of shortness of breath (dyspnea). There is a liquid formulary, easier to take, absord faster. I hope this information is helpful. Read more...

Please describe the treatments for lung cancer?

Depends. It depends on the exact stage and various patient factors, but commonly surgery or chemotherapy or radiation therapy or various combination of these three. Read more...
Variable. Small lesion peripheral in lung cell type squamous can be very high survival! small cell, large central lesion, poor prognosis and every possible variation between.. Surgical resection has best possible outcomes, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. Read more...

Can you tell me abute treatment lung cancer?

Depends. Lung cancer treatment is based on the stage at presentation. Treatments include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or supportive care only. The more advanced the stage, the more limited the treatments. Read more...

What is the treatment for small cell lung cancer?

Limited Disease. Worked up, confined to chest): chemoradiotherapy, the earlier the better, followed by brain radiotherapy in all responders. For extensive disease, disease proven outside the chest: chemotherapy: brain radiotherapy to all responders, regardless of residual in chest. Read more...
Chemo/Rad, occ. surg. If small and peripheral, lobectomy+ chemo. Otherwise chemotherapy often platinum based and radiation. Read more...
Depends on stage. For stage i and ii lung cancer, the standard of care upfront therapy is surgery. Chemotherapy afterwards if there is tumor in the lymph nodes. For stage iiia, upfront chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery or definitive chemoradiotherapy alone. For stage iiib or iv, chemotherapy +/- surgery, although there are exceptions to every rule. Cancer.Gov. Read more...
Small cell lung ca. In limited disease, tx would be combination chemo and radiation . In a very limited case, surgery can be done if size is very small, absolutely no spreading to any area/adjacent lymp glands etc. Prophylactic radiation to brain is recommended. In extensive disease, chemo will be the tx.Palliative radiation as needed. For chemo responder, prophylactic radiation to brain can increase survival. D/w md. Read more...

Could you tell me what are my chances of surviving lung cancer with treatment?

Variable. Small lesion peripheral in lung cell type squamous can be very high survival! small cell, large central lesion, poor prognosis and every possible variation between. Read more...
Overall poor, but. As physicians we track, or read from studies that have tracked, survival from large numbers of patients with each type of cancer. So we could tell you the average survival after a diagnosis of lung cancer, which isn't very good. However there are several types of lung cancer and they can be caught at different stages, which each affect outcome. Individual prediction requires a lot more data. Read more...

Is there any treatment for stage 4 lung cancer?

Yes, but - - - - Will likely be only palliative since the prognosis is usually poor for advanced cancer. Seek consultation with an Oncologist preferably in a Cancer treatment center. Read more...
Yes. You need to see the oncologist groups there is new therapies and immune therapies so depending on type there maybe some therapy to help improve quality box life. Read more...
Stage IV. there is no cure at this stage. but there are many treatments and the goal is palliative( meaning improve the quality of life) or modest increase in the survival . Read more...
Yes. When stage 4 lung cancer develops most patients have been on chemotherapy including the platinum drugs. Some of the newer chemo is an old version employing liposomes which increases the activity of the drug such as employed with Abraxane. Now, especially with the more common form of disease, the adenocarcinomas, checkpoint inhibitors such as the anti PD1's have shown some excellent responses. Read more...
Yes indeed. Today's chemotherapy may produce an excellent or good remission. There is talk of survival for years. Radiation may help bone pain. Read more...