Treatment for lung cancer can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and other targeted therapy drugs. You may have a combination of treatments. Some people have a number of different treatments in a row, to keep the cancer under control.
The treatment you have will depend on:
- the stage of the cancer
- the type of lung cancer you have – small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are treated in different ways
- your general health.
Your doctor and specialist nurse will involve you in treatment decisions, so you can talk about your preferences. They can also help you if you need to make decisions about treatment.