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Lung Cancer Treatment

Each person's lung cancer and personal experience are unique. But the more information you have, the better equipped you will be to ask questions and make decisions when it comes to your treatment plan.

What Are the Types of Treatments?

The treatment for lung cancer depends on your lung cancer type, lung cancer stage and treatment goals. Options may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, clinical trials and/or palliative care.

Read more about the different types of lung cancer treatments.

How Do I Decide on a Treatment?

When deciding on a treatment plan you may consider the goal of treatment, your lifestyle preferences and recommendations from your care team.

Understand how treatment decisions are made.

How Do I Stay Organized and Prepared?

Going through lung cancer treatment is stressful but staying organized and preparing the best you can may help reduce some of the anxiety you feel.

Use these resources to connect find more information and assist with your treatment plan.

How Do I Stay Healthy?

Protecting your lungs, eating right, exercising and managing your stress should always be priorities.

Here are three ways to stay healthy when you are facing lung cancer.

How Do I Manage Side Effects?

Side effects from lung cancer treatment are very common. There are things you can do to help manage your side effects.

See common side effects of lung cancer treatment and strategies to cope with them.

    Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed December 14, 2017.

    Page Last Updated: July 11, 2019

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