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 for lung cancer

    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.

  • Tumour ablation

    Ablation treatments use heat or laser light to treat very early stage lung cancer.

  • Controlling symptoms of lung cancer

    You may develop other symptoms after your lung cancer diagnosis. There are treatments to relieve these.

  • 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.

  • Life after treatment for lung cancer

    You might be thinking about how to get back to normal following treatment. Find advice, information and support about coping with and after cancer.