• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Treating lung cancer

June 30, 2017

a medical illustration of surgical treatments for lung cancerTreating lung cancer
When it comes to treating lung cancer, the choices typically are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted drug therapy. You and your health care provider will choose a cancer treatment plan based on a number of factors, such as your overall health, the type and stage of your cancer, and your preferences. Learn more about each of these treatment options and which might be best for you.

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