The Types of Treatment may include:
Surgeries will involve an operation where doctors cut out cancer tissue.
Chemotherapy: Doctors Use special medicines to shrink or kill the cancer. The drugs can be pills you take or medicines given in the veins, or sometimes both.
Radiation therapy: Using high-energy rays (similar to X-rays) to kill the cancer.
Targeted therapy: Using drugs to block the growth and spread of cancer cells. The drugs can be pills you take or medicines given in your veins.
Complementary and alternative medicine are medicines and health practices that are not standard cancer treatments. Complementary medicine is used in addition to standard treatments. Examples include acupuncture, dietary supplements, massage therapy, hypnosis, and meditation. Alternative medicine is used instead of standard treatments. Examples include special diets, megadose vitamins, herbal preparations, special teas, and magnet therapy. Doctors from different specialties often work together to treat lung cancer, those specialties are:
Pulmonologists are doctors who are experts in diseases of the lungs.
Surgeons are doctors who perform operations.
Thoracic surgeons specialize in chest, heart, and lung surgery.
Medical oncologists are doctors who treat cancer with medicines. Radiation oncologists are doctors who treat cancers with radiation. Choosing the treatment that is right for every patient is specific. Patient has to talk to the cancer doctor about the treatment options available for their specific type and stage of cancer. Doctors will explain the risks and benefits of each treatment and their side effects.