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Treatment

Each person's lung cancer and personal experience are unique. But the more information you have, the better equipped you will be to ask questions and make decisions.

What Are the Types of Treatments?

The treatment for lung cancer depends on your lung cancer type, lung cancer stage and lung cancer treatment goals. Options may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, clinical trials and/or palliative care.

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How Do I Decide on a Treatment?

When deciding on a treatment option you may consider the goal of treatment, your lifestyle preferences and recommendations from your care team.

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How Do I Stay Organized and Prepared?

Going through lung cancer treatment is stressful but staying organized and preparing the best you can may help reduce some of the anxiety you feel.

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How Do I Stay Healthy?

Exercise and proper nutrition can help keep you healthy during treatment and improve your quality of life.

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How Do I Manage Side Effects?

Learn what you can do to help manage your side effects during lung cancer treatment.

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