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Treatments to help you breathe

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

Cryotherapy

Find out how you have cryotherapy for advanced lung cancer and how you’ll feel after treatment.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT)

Find out how you have photodynamic therapy for advanced lung cancer and how you’ll feel afterwards.

Radiofrequency ablation

Find out about radiofrequency ablation for advanced lung cancer, how you have it, and how you’ll feel afterwards.

Diathermy (electrocautery)

Find out how you have diathermy for advanced lung cancer and how you’ll feel after treatment.

Laser therapy

Find out how you have laser therapy for advanced lung cancer and how you’ll feel afterwards.

Microwave ablation

Find out how you have microwave ablation for advanced lung cancer and how you feel after treatment.

Tube to keep the airway open (airway stent)

Find out about having a tube (stent) put into the airway to help you breathe.

Last reviewed: 
18 Aug 2017

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