Treatment for Lung Cancer

Treatment of lung cancer depends on a number of things including the type of lung cancer (non-small or small cell lung cancer), the size, location, extent of the tumor and the general health of the patient. There are many different treatments and combinations of treatments that are used to control lung cancer and / or to improve quality of life by reducing the more severe symptoms.

Surgical Options for Lung Cancer Include:

  • Segmental or wedge resection – In this operation the surgeon removes a small part or wedge of the affected lung.
  • Lobectomy – In this procedure the surgeon removes an entire lobe of the affected lung.
  • Pneumonectomy – In this surgical procedure, the surgeon removes the entire lung.

There are some tumors, which are inoperable (cannot be removed by surgery) because of the size or location, and also because that some of the individuals have deteriorated health conditions, which does not allow them to go for surgical option.
At this time, surgery is the only treatment, which offers a high cure rate. However, only half of patients with lung cancer are strong enough to be considered surgical candidates.

What Happens After Treatment

After receiving the treatment, recurring symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately so that problems can be dealt with promptly. There are some treatments for lung cancer that can have adverse effects that may last for a long time. Appropriate steps should be taken to prevent them or shorten the length of time of those symptoms is the best possible option by giving symptomatic therapy.

There are many ways that people are able to cope up with the disease with their faith, the support that they receive from their family, good nutrition, being positive, a healthy immune system, it could be anything. All these things when combined can really provide truly beneficial effects on health and the healing process of the disease.

One should know very clearly who is going through the disease process that whatever therapy they are receiving would cause what side effects and what would be the ways with which they would be battling them and what other measures they would need to overcome the symptoms arising from them. As for example, radiation therapy and chemotherapy help cure the disease but on the other hand also causes fatigue, which can be benefited with better nutrition.

As a bottom line, it is really pretty important that the individuals who have been diagnosed with lung cancer must change their habits such as smoking, or work environments, which have contributed them to have the lung cancer. If they do not, they will not have a chance to get out of the clutches of this deadly disease and would in turn pay the price, which would be disastrous for their family and all who love them dearly.

Treatment for small cell lung cancer.

Treatment for non small cell lung cancer.


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