Chemotherapy uses orally-administered or intravenous drugs to kill non-small cell lung cancer cells. Therapy is administered over several weeks or months. Different combinations of drugs may be used, and the therapy may be administered in combination with surgery or other treatments, like radiation therapy, to help make them more effective. Your oncologist will determine the best combination for you. Chemotherapy may be used to treat non-small cell lung cancer in its earlier stages, but even in the later stages of the disease chemotherapy can help relieve symptoms.
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How does chemotherapy help to treat non-small cell lung cancer?
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Can I get specialized or targeted therapy for my colon cancer?
Some targeted chemotherapies already exist for colon cancer. In this video, Daniel Labow, MD, an oncology surgeon at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains how more personalized treatments are on the horizon.
Will colon cancer affect my bowel movements?
Colon cancer treatment may involve removing part of the bowel. But after recovering from surgery, bowel movements often return to normal, says oncologist Daneil Labow, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
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