NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Part 7: Treatment by cancer stage
be seen with the naked eye (microscopic) or can be
seen (macroscopic). Microscopic cancer is found with a
In either case, a second surgery followed by
chemotherapy is an option. The second option for
cancer not seen with the naked eye is chemoradiation.
Chemotherapy may be given at the same time as
radiation (concurrent) or beforehand (sequential).
Concurrent chemoradiation is the second option for
cancer seen with the naked eye.
You may have neoadjuvant treatment before surgery. In
this case, adjuvant treatment is not needed if the surgical
margins are cancer-free. If the margins have cancer, a
second surgery to remove the cancer is recommended.