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Treatment Options

Once lung cancer has been diagnosed and staging has been made, your doctor bowlscan then determine which treatment(s) may be best suited for you. There are different options in treating lung cancer, as described in the following section. One, several, or all options may be used, depending on the your specific condition, staging and overall health.

Lung cancer treatments aim to:

  • Shrink the tumour size
  • Relieve symptoms
  • Improve the ability to live comfortably from day to day
  • Prolong life

As with most types of cancers, the best results of treatment are seen the earlier the cancer is found. It is important that you discuss with your doctor what your prognosis (expected outcome) is so that you can make an informed decision.

If you have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, it is often difficult to take all the medical information and recommended treatment options and to make decisions about which treatment to have. Your doctor and other healthcare professionals will be able to discuss this with you and your family and fully explain which treatment(s) may be most appropriate for the current stage and type of lung cancer you have.

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