Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy can be used to treat non-small cell lung cancer. It disrupts the growth of cancer cells.

  • Chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer

    Chemotherapy can be used to treat non-small cell lung cancer. It disrupts the growth of cancer cells. Find out what to expect.

  • Being treated with chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy can be used to treat non-small cell lung cancer. It disrupts the growth of cancer cells.

  • Chemotherapy drugs and combination regimens

    Find information about a chemotherapy drug or combination regimen for non-small cell lung cancer through our A-Z list. We're still working to get this information ready for our new site, so in the meantime the links will take you to our existing site.

  • If you are pregnant

    If you are pregnant and need chemotherapy, you will need to discuss this very carefully with your medical team.

  • Side effects of chemotherapy

    There are different possible side effects of chemotherapy. Find out what might help you to deal with them.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

This video provides a brief overview of chemotherapy treatment, how it can be given, how it works and possible side effects.

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This video provides a brief overview of chemotherapy treatment, how it can be given, how it works and possible side effects.

About our cancer information videos

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Making treatment decisions

Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. It can be difficult to make a decision, but information and support will help.

Surgery

There are three types of operation used to treat non-small cell lung cancer.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy can be used to treat or ease symptoms of non-small cell lung cancer.

Supportive and other treatments

There are other treatment options if the tumour is causing problems with your main airway

Targeted (biological) therapies

Targeted therapies may be used to treat non-small cell lung cancer. They work by targeting only the cancer cells.

After treatment for lung cancer

After treatment for lung cancer you will have regular check-ups.

Clinical trials

Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.

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