Small-Cell Lung Cancer (cont.)
Michael Perry, MD, FACP
Shehnaz Shaikh, MD
Winston W Tan, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Shreekanth V Karwande, MBBS
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Small-Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
The most effective treatment for small-cell lung cancer is chemotherapy (using medications to kill cancer cells), either alone or in combination with radiation therapy (using high-dose x-rays or other high-energy rays to kill cancer cells).
The selection of the chemotherapy drug or combination of drugs depends on the stage of the cancer (limited or extensive stage).
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