You might be offered different treatments for small cell lung cancer. It can help to know about how they work and what to expect.

  • 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.

  • Chemotherapy

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

  • 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.

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