When choosing a diagnostic test the doctor will consider:
After determining a diagnosis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) or non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), additional testing determines if the cancer cells have spread within the chest or to other parts of the body. Information gathered determines the stage of the disease and the treatment plan.
The staging for small cell lung cancer is different from non-small cell lung cancer. Below are the different stage descriptions for the different types of lung cancer.
Your CMOH oncologist and care team will use your staging test results to create the most effective treatment plan that will be tailored to meet all of your needs. Treatment for lung cancer can include one or a combination of treatments, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy.
Different types of treatment are available for patients with lung cancer. Some treatments are standard (currently used treatments), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A clinical trial is a cancer research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with a particular type of cancer. If eligible, patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial.
The specialists at Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology work with you to ensure you are recommended the most effective lung cancer treatment plan. We encourage you to take the time to evaluate your options and choose the cancer care team you feel the most comfortable with. Contact us today at our convenient locations including Broomall and Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.