Chemotherapy

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

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.