Treating advanced NSCLC
Who treats NSCLC, including advanced NSCLC?
The following specialized doctors may be involved in your care and can help determine the right treatment options for you.
Thoracic surgeons: Doctors who treat diseases of the lungs and chest with surgery.
Radiation oncologists: Doctors who treat cancer with radiation therapy.
Medical oncologists: Doctors who treat cancer with medicines such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy.
Pulmonologists: Doctors who diagnose and treat diseases of the respiratory system including the lungs and other organs that help you breathe.
Don’t be afraid to ask the people on your team what their roles are and what part of your care or treatment they will be providing. Knowing how your care team works and how they communicate with one another will help you and your loved ones better understand your treatment and who can best address any issues or concerns you may have.
How is advanced NSCLC treated?
The treatment options for NSCLC are based mainly on the stage and extent of the cancer. Other factors, such as your overall health and lung function, as well as certain traits of the cancer itself, are also important.
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