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Is it possible to cure lung cancer without surgery or chemo?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
6 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery Standard

Surgery is the standard of care for the treatment of stage i and ii lung cancer.

In brief: Surgery Standard

Surgery is the standard of care for the treatment of stage i and ii lung cancer.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Michael DePietro
In some cases with stage 1 cancer high dose focused beam radiation therapy ( Cyberknife) can be used with curative intent, mostly in cases where there is a coexistent disease that makes surgery risky, for example severe heart disease.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Likely yes, but wait

A lot depends on the size lack of nodes +, and location, but surgery is still the established treatment for this.
Once nodes are involved, chemo is needed. Stereosotactic radiosurgery-srs can control 90+% of small lesions. Many focus on the equipment, controlling motion, but the consept is many beams focused on a target cancer delivering very high doses each day for 3-5 days. Get more info.

In brief: Likely yes, but wait

A lot depends on the size lack of nodes +, and location, but surgery is still the established treatment for this.
Once nodes are involved, chemo is needed. Stereosotactic radiosurgery-srs can control 90+% of small lesions. Many focus on the equipment, controlling motion, but the consept is many beams focused on a target cancer delivering very high doses each day for 3-5 days. Get more info.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Early stage lung cancer can be cured with surgery only (resection of the cancer).

In brief: Yes

Early stage lung cancer can be cured with surgery only (resection of the cancer).
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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