When you’re thinking about treatment for lung cancer, it helps to know as much about your disease as you can, especially the type you have. That helps you and your doctor know which therapies are more likely to help. Most people have non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but about 10% to 15% have small-cell lung cancer.
Once your doctor knows which type you have, she will recommend treatments based on:
Whether the disease has spread in your body
The side effects the treatment may cause