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NCCN QUICK GUIDE

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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Version 1.2015

Treatment Options

How do doctors choose treatment options?

Treatment options for lung cancer greatly depend on the cancer stage. Options for one or more

related tumors are listed next. Besides treatment, ask for supportive care. You can get help for

symptoms, managing your care, deciding your treatment, and more.

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What are the options for stage I?

Surgery to remove the cancer and lymph nodes. Then, more surgery or radiation therapy if

it’s likely that not all the cancer was removed. If stage IB, chemotherapy may be added to

either option.

Radiation therapy, and if stage IB, maybe chemotherapy, too.

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What are the options for stage II?

No growth of tumor

into other tissues

(No invasion)

Surgery to remove the cancer and lymph nodes. Then,

chemotherapy if chances are low that cancer remains. If high,

surgery with or without chemotherapy or chemoradiation alone.

Radiation therapy and maybe chemotherapy, too.

Chemoradiation alone

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Superior sulcus

tumor

Chemoradiation then surgery then chemotherapy.

Chemoradiation alone

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Growth of tumor

into other tissues

(Invasion)

Surgery to remove the cancer and lymph nodes. Then,

chemotherapy if chances are low that cancer remains. If

high, surgery with chemotherapy or chemoradiation alone.

Chemoradiation or chemotherapy followed by surgery. You

may have a second surgery if not all of the cancer was

removed.

Chemoradiation alone

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NCCN Quick Guide

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sheet summarizes key points from the complete

NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

These guidelines explain which tests and treatments are recommended by

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Non-Small Cell

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Treatment Options

Version 1.2015