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  1. 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 ..

  2. Get More Information From NCI

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

  3. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Lung Cancer Prevention.

  4. Advanced Malignant Mesothelioma (Stages II, III, and IV)

    STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Symptomatic treatment to include drainage of effusions,chest tube pleurodesis,or thoracoscopic pleurodesis.[ 1 ] Palliative surgical resection in selected patients.[ 2,3 ] Palliative radiation therapy.[ 4,5 ] Single-agent chemotherapy. Partial responses have been reported with doxorubicin,epirubicin,mitomycin,cyclophosphamide,cisplatin,carboplatin,and ...

  5. Adverse Effects

    The only reported adverse effect with the use of Selected Vegetables/Sun’s Soup was a feeling of fullness or bloatedness when DSV was consumed in the amount specified in the phase I/II clinical trial.[ 1 ] No adverse effects were reported after ingestion of FSV.[ 2 ] References: Sun AS,Ostadal O,Ryznar V,et al.: Phase I/II study of stage III and IV non-small cell lung cancer patients taking a ...

  6. Get More Information From NCI

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

  7. 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 .

  8. Stages of Small Cell Lung Cancer

    After small cell lung cancer has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the chest or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the chest or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in ...

  9. Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with small cell lung cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with 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 trial is ..

  10. Treatment Option Overview for Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Chemotherapy and radiation therapy have been shown to improve survival for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Chemotherapy Chemotherapy improves the survival of patients with limited-stage disease (LD) or extensive-stage disease (ED),but it is curative in only a minority of patients.[ 1,2 ] Because patients with SCLC tend to develop distant metastases,localized forms of treatment,...

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