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  1. Treatment Options by Stage

    Occult Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment of occult non-small cell lung cancer depends on where the cancer has spread. It can usually be cured by surgery. Stage 0 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment of stage 0 non-small cell lung cancer may include the following: Surgery (wedge resection or segmental resection). Photodynamic therapy using an endoscope. Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer ...

  2. Stage Information for NSCLC

    Background In NSCLC,the determination of stage is important in terms of therapeutic and prognostic implications. Careful initial diagnostic evaluation to define the location and to determine the extent of primary and metastatic tumor involvement is critical for the appropriate care of patients. In general,symptoms,physical signs,laboratory findings,or perceived risk of distant metastasis ...

  3. 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 .

  4. Get More Information From NCI

    This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about Lung Cancer screening.

  5. Treatment Options by Stage

    Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment of limited-stage small cell lung cancer may include the following: Combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the chest,with or without radiation therapy to the brain. Combination chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy to the brain in patients with complete response. Combination chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy to the ..

  6. Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Different types of treatments are available for patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical ..

  7. Cellular Classification of Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Review of pathologic material by an experienced lung cancer pathologist is important prior to initiating treatment of any patient with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The current classification of subtypes of SCLC is:[ 1 ] Small cell carcinoma. Combined small cell carcinoma (i.e.,SCLC combined with neoplastic squamous and/or glandular components). SCLC arising from neuroendocrine cells forms ...

  8. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Lung Cancer Prevention.

  9. Get More Information From NCI

    This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information on lung cancer.

  10. Changes to This Summary (02 / 15 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Description of the EvidenceUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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