I want to know if there are non-invasive treatment options for Lung Cancer? My father is 60 years old and was recently diagnosed with stage 2 Lung cancer.

Asked by Parthan Panicker on 9th January, 2020 at 6:27 am

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Dr. Babita Goel

23 years of experience

General Physician

Last edited on 17th Jun 2021 at 11:03 pm

Treatment for any cancer depends on the stage of cancer, age of patient, his general condition mainly. But mainly the treatment includes - Surgery. Surgeon removes affected part or sometimes a lobe or entire lung, depending on all the parameters of patient. Types of surgeries are- Wedge resection, Segmental resection, Lobectomy and Pneumonectomy. Doctors may also remove lymph nodes from chest to check for cancer. Doctor may suggest chemo or radiation therapy before surgery in order to shrink the cancer if it is a large. Also the same may be done in case recurrence is suspected. Radiation therapy It is also recommended in whom surgery is not recommended as the first line of treatment.. Chemotherapy Chemo along with adjuvant treatment to surgery also is given to relieve pain and other symptoms in advanced cancer. Radiosurgery Radiosurgery can be advised for people with small lung cancers who can't undergo surgery. It may be given in metastasis of cancer. Targeted drug therapy It is also one of the treatments available but usually used in advance cancer. Immunotherapy Is a newer treatment used in treating cancer. Please consult Oncologists in Mumbai, or any other city. Hope this helps.

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