Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the main treatment for small cell lung cancer. There are a number of different drugs.

  • Chemotherapy for small cell lung cancer

    Chemotherapy is an important treatment for small cell lung cancer. It uses drugs to attack the cancer. Find out what to expect.

  • Being treated with chemotherapy

    Find out about the different ways chemotherapy can be given.

  • Chemotherapy drugs and combination regimens

    Find information about a chemotherapy drug or combination regimen for 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.

About our cancer information videos

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.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy may be used alongside chemotherapy to treat small cell lung cancer. It can also be used on its own to ease symptoms.

Surgery for lung cancer

Surgery is usually only possible for people with small cell lung cancer when the cancer is found very early and is limited.

After treatment for lung cancer

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

Clinical trials

It's your decision whether to take part. Find out more to help you decide.