Treatments for Lung Cancer
The treatment and management of
will depend on a number of factors, like the type of cancer, the stage, and your overall health. If you meet certain criteria, your treatment team may recommend tumor genotyping. This involves taking a sample of the tumor to look for genetic changes in the cancer cells. Certain genetic changes can be treated with new targeted therapy.
Treatment may involve the following:
Lifestyle changesChemotherapyRadiation therapySurgeryMedicationsOther treatments
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http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/non-small-cell-lung/Patient/page1. Accessed September 28, 2012.
Genotyping and smart drugs: FAQs. Massachusetts General Hospital, Cancer Center website. Available at:
http://www.massgeneral.org/cancer/news/faq.aspx. Accessed September 28, 2012.