NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - page 54

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 6: Tools
American Cancer Society
Lung Cancer Alliance
National Cancer Institute
Review of Part 6
Surgery and radiation are often used to treat lung cancer where it started.
Lung surgery removes the tumor with some normal tissue around its edge.
Lymph node surgery removes nodes with cancer and nodes that may have cancer.
Radiation kills cancer cells or stops new cancer cells from being made.
Drugs can be used to kill cancer cells anywhere in the body.
Chemotherapy drugs stop the growth process of cells in a growth phase.
Targeted therapy drugs stop cancer cells from getting food or signals to grow.
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