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Your Guide to Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

After a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer, there will be a lot to think about. Your oncologist will help you decide the best way to treat or manage cancer. Lung cancer treatment planning is very complex, and there may be more than one treatment to choose from.

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Living with Lung Cancer

A diagnosis of lung cancer is shocking and frightening. It is helpful to have an idea about what to expect, how symptoms will be managed, and resources to turn to for help.

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Treatment Guidelines for Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Updated

New recommendations on the use of chemotherapy to treat people with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer have been issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Lung Cancer 101

After a person receives a lung cancer diagnosis, the physician and the individual will choose the most appropriate treatment option, based on the type and stage of that person’s cancer and his or her overall health. The oncologist will also consider what symptoms the person is having, his or her ability to carry on normal daily activities and need for bed rest, and the individual’s opinion about quality of life. All of these are important considerations in choosing the best treatments. The main treatment options for lung cancer are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. New treatments are also showing promise.

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Living with Lung Cancer

You have just been diagnosed with lung cancer. The first thing you must know, and something you should repeat to yourself over and over, is there is reason for hope! Much is being done for people with lung cancer, and new treatments are being developed and tested every day.

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