Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
'Having Macmillan help me on my journey was probably the greatest thing.'
The stage of a cancer describes how large it is and whether it has spread. Knowing the stage helps doctors plan the best treatment for you.
There are several types of treatment for lung cancer. These include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted therapies and ablation treatments.
Your treatment and care will be managed by a group of professionals who have specialist knowledge of lung cancer.
There are three types of operation used to treat NSCLC. Surgery is rarely used in the treatment of SCLC.
Order booklets, audio CDs and DVDs about cancer treatments. Knowing what to expect could help you cope with any possible side effects.
Different chemotherapy drugs or combinations of chemotherapy drugs are given differently and have different side effects.
You don't have to climb mountains to give something back. For example, we need people affected by cancer to review our booklets, from home, in their own time. Find out more.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Our Online Community is always open and full of people ready to support you.
A group for anyone affected by lung cancer to get together, ask questions, share experiences and support each other.
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