Chemotherapy employs the use of anti-cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy may also be used before a surgery to shrink the tumor, destroy remaining cancer cells after surgery or radiation, or make other therapies like radiation more effective.
A traditional method of treating cancer, radiotherapy is the use of high-energy radioactive waves to destroy cancer cells. Typically, radiotherapy is used to shrink tumors and help to control symptoms.
Targeted Therapy uses a class of drugs that stop the key molecules that help cancer cells grow and spread and is often used for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), either along with chemotherapy or on its own.
Other Therapies, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), laser therapy, microwave ablation, are available for treatment of lung cancer or its symptoms and may be used in conjunction with chemotherapy and other standard therapies.