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What are treatment options for bronchoalveolar carcinoma?

Treatment options for bronchoalveolar carcinoma are similar to those of other lung cancers. The most effective way to treat the malignant tumor is to remove it with surgery. Bronchoalveolar carcinoma has also been treated with chemotherapy radiation, although it does not respond as well to this sort of treatment. Some doctors may suggest a combination of radiation and surgery, especially if the tumor is harder to reach or if it has spread. Many people with bronchoalveolar carcinoma have responded well to targeted therapy cancer treatment. This treatment focuses on inhibiting the function of cancerous cells specifically, rather than the cancer cells and the healthy tissue surrounding them. Some research is also being done on the possibility of lung transplant for the treatment of severe cases of bronchoalveolar carcinoma.

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