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  1. Stage IV Lung Cancer With Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Rearrangement

    Causes, symptoms, and treatment of stage IV lung cancer with ALK rearrangement.

  2. What Is Lung Cancer?

    Information about lung cancer, including causes and types.

  3. When to Call the Doctor

    See a health care provider as soon as possible if any of the symptoms described in this article develop

  4. Understanding Lung Cancer -- Prevention

    Can I prevent lung cancer? Find out now.

  5. Understanding Lung Cancer -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Get the basics on lung cancer diagnosis and treatment from the experts at WebMD.

  6. Understanding Lung Cancer -- the Basics

    Get the basics on lung cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Lung Cancer Symptoms

    Learn more from WebMD about symptoms of lung cancer.

  8. Treatment Options for Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Treatment of recurrent non-small cell lung cancer may include the following: External radiation therapy as palliative therapy,to relieve pain and other symptoms and improve the quality of life. Chemotherapy alone. Surgery (for some patients who have a very small amount of cancer that has spread to the brain). Laser therapy or internal radiation therapy. Radiosurgery (for certain patients who .

  9. Stage 0 NSCLC Treatment

    Stage 0 NSCLC frequently progresses to invasive cancer.[1,2,3] Patients may be offered surveillance bronchoscopies and, if lesions are detected, potentially curative therapies.Standard Treatment Options for Stage 0 NSCLCStandard treatment options for stage 0 NSCLC include the following:Surgery.Endobronchial therapies, including photodynamic therapy, electrocautery, cryotherapy, and Nd-YAG laser therapy.SurgerySegmentectomy or wedge resection are used to preserve maximum normal pulmonary tissue since patients with stage 0 NSCLC are at a high risk for second lung cancers. Because these tumors are by definition noninvasive and incapable of metastasizing, they should be curable with surgical resection; however, such lesions, when identified, are often centrally located and may require a lobectomy. Endobronchial therapiesPatients with central lesions may be candidates for curative endobronchial therapy. Endobronchial therapies that preserve lung function include photodynamic therapy,

  10. About PDQ

    PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE. PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health,the federal government's focal point for biomedical research. .

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