Treating

Treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer will depend on the stage of your cancer.

  • 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.

  • Chemotherapy

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

  • 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.

  • Hormonal therapies Landing

Back to Non-small cell lung cancer

Diagnosing

the tests, scans, symptoms and possible causes of cancer

Understanding non-small cell lung cancer

and what it is

Organising

the work, financial and practical side

Coping

with and after cancer treatment

Resources

and publications to order, download and print