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How can radiation treat my lung cancer?

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Doctors use a machine to point high-energy X-rays at a tumor to destroy it. It works for both non-small-cell and small-cell lung cancers. You get radiation treatments a few days at a time over several weeks. You might get it before surgery to shrink a tumor to make it easier to remove, or after surgery to kill any cancer cells left behind. Some people get it in combination with chemotherapy. It can also help relieve some of the symptoms of lung cancer, such as pain or bleeding.

From: Lung Cancer Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 19, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 02/19/2019

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American Cancer Society.

National Cancer Institute.

National Institutes of Health.

American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 19, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

National Cancer Institute.

National Institutes of Health.

American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 19, 2019

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