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Surgery

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

  • Surgery for lung cancer

    Surgery is usually only possible for people with lung cancer when the cancer is found very early. It is mainly used to treat non-small cell lung cancer.

  • What happens before the surgery?

    Your surgery will be carefully planned to make sure you are well cared for.

  • Who might I meet?

    A team of specialists will plan your surgery. This will include a surgeon who specialises in your type of cancer.

  • What happens after surgery?

    It can be helpful to know what to expect in the days and weeks after surgery.

  • Follow-up care after surgery

    You will have follow-up appointments after your surgery to check on your recovery and talk about any concerns.

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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the main treatment for small cell lung cancer. It is also used to treat non-small cell lung cancer.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy can be used on its own or along with chemotherapy to treat lung cancer