Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. However, new immunotherapy treatments are offering hope.
Learn about lung cancer.
You can get screened for lung cancer to catch it early. Starting at age 50, people who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years can undergo computed tomography (CT) testing to check for lung cancer.
Learn about lung cancer prevention & screening.
You may also need a biopsy of lung cells to see what type of lung cancer you have. Your doctor will use a needle to remove a small amount of lung tissue. A pathologist will look at the cells under a microscope to diagnose cancer.
Learn more about the lung cancer screening program at Ellis.
Learn about lung cancer diagnosis.
If your lung cancer has spread further, you might need chemotherapy (medicines to kill cancer) or radiation therapy (targeted radiation to kill cancer) before surgery. These treatments can shrink tumors, making surgery easier. If these treatments are not effective enough or your cancer comes back, immunotherapy and targeted therapy clinical trials might help.
Learn about lung cancer treatment.