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What is the treatment for stage I lung cancer?

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With early intervention, stage I non-small-cell lung cancer can be highly curable. Usually, your doctor will want to remove the cancer with surgery. Sometimes you also may need chemo or radiation therapy if traces of cancer remain or are likely to stay.

Radiation therapy is an option if you can't have or don't want surgery.

From: Stage I (Early-Stage) Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.”

Suresh, S. Ramalingam, MD, deputy director, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University.

American Cancer Society: “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Rates,” “Cancer Staging,” “What Is Small Cell Lung Cancer?” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms.”

National Health Service (UK): “Diagnosis: Lung Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lung Cancer Diagnosis,” “Lung Cancer.”

Methods in Molecular Biology : “Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Prognosis: Quantity and Quality of Life.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Lung Cancer.”

UpToDate: “Screening for lung cancer,” “Overview of the initial evaluation, diagnosis, and staging of patients with suspected lung cancer.”

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SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.”

Suresh, S. Ramalingam, MD, deputy director, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University.

American Cancer Society: “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Rates,” “Cancer Staging,” “What Is Small Cell Lung Cancer?” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms.”

National Health Service (UK): “Diagnosis: Lung Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lung Cancer Diagnosis,” “Lung Cancer.”

Methods in Molecular Biology : “Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Prognosis: Quantity and Quality of Life.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Lung Cancer.”

UpToDate: “Screening for lung cancer,” “Overview of the initial evaluation, diagnosis, and staging of patients with suspected lung cancer.”

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