Module 1. Understanding Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

What are my options for treatment and management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

The treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) depend on the stage or extent of the cancer, and may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. The earlier the stage of the cancer, the more likely it can be operated on and removed. If the cancer has entered the lymph nodes it can still potentially be operated on, but sometimes requires additional treatments like chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. If the cancer has spread outside the lungs into other organs of the body, it is typically no longer something that is operated on but treated with either chemotherapy, or targeted therapy, or immune therapy.

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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc., and a Celgene Patient Advocacy Sponsorship.

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