Treatment, Stage I and II
Surgical treatment is most commonly used in early-stage lung cancer, but sometimes, chemotherapy is used in addition to surgery and/or radiation therapy. Occasionally, patients may not receive standard treatment because they specifically declined; or watchful waiting (observation) may be considered in rare specific cases of very early-stage disease.
Treatment – All Types
The pie charts below represent the treatment options that NSCLC patients received during the period covering 2000-2008. The proportions of combination therapies are not represented in the “All Treatment” pie charts.