Treatment of Lung Cancer

Depending on your specific lung cancer diagnosis, your doctor may propose a variety of different treatments, which will likely have different levels of effectiveness as well as different side effects. Some factors that the doctor may consider include:

  • The type of cancer
  • Your age and overall health
  • The stage the lung cancer is at, and whether it has spread to other parts of the body

After looking at those things, doctors may recommend one or more of these treatments:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Targeted therapies
  • Photodynamic therapy

This section will provide detailed information on each of these treatment options and their side effects, as well as information on palliative care.


Treatment Options

Side Effects of Treatment

Palliative Care


Information taken from The Lung Association.