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Treatment for advanced cancer

Treatment can help to reduce symptoms, make you feel better, and sometimes can help you to live longer. Find out about the different types of treatment you might have, when you might have them, and about possible side effects. Get information about making decisions about treatment.

Making decisions about advanced cancer treatment

Read about making treatment decisions when you have advanced lung cancer.

Treating symptoms of advanced lung cancer

Find out about treatments for the symptoms of advanced lung cancer.

Chemotherapy for advanced cancer

Find out about chemotherapy for advanced lung cancer, including how you have it, and the drugs that might be used.

Targeted drug treatment for advanced cancer

Find out about having targeted drug treatment for advanced lung cancer and the drugs used.

Radiotherapy for advanced cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. It can help to reduce the symptoms of advanced lung cancer.

Treatments to help you breathe

Some treatments can clear cancer cells from the airways or lung to help you breathe more easily.

Last reviewed: 
11 Aug 2017

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