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Lung cancer is diagnosed using a variety of techniques such as x-ray, CT scan, biopsies, and tissue examinations.


Surgery is part of the treatment for early stage lung cancers. The type of surgery depends on the size and location of the tumor in the lung, the extent of the cancer, the general health of the patient, and other factors.


In most cases, chemotherapy works by interfering with the cancer cell's ability to grow or reproduce. Chemotherapy may be given before other treatments, after other treatments, or alone for lung cancer.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells and to shrink tumors. Radiation may also be used with chemotherapy to treat lung cancer.