Lung Cancer Treatments

The treatment for lung cancer depends upon a number of factors including:

  • The type of cancer you have
  • The size and position of the cancer
  • If the cancer has spread and the stage the cancer is at
  • Your overall health
 
 
 

Your treatment plan will be agreed with you by a team of specialist.  The main treatment options include:

  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery

Often the treatment may utilise a combination of these options depending upon your condition.  There are three main types of surgery:

  • Lobectomy where parts of the lung are removed
  • Pneumonectomy where the entire lung is removed
  • Wedge Resection or Segmentectomy where only a small piece of lung is removed.

For further information on treatment please visit www.nhs.uk