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Lung Cancer Treatment Options

The surgical, radiation, and medical oncologists at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center work with referring doctors to decide the best mix of treatments for you.

Our multidisciplinary expertise and broad knowledge base gives us insight into each patient’s unique situation.

Lung Cancer Surgery

Surgery is often the top lung cancer treatment when the care team feels that they can remove a lung tumor.

Our surgical oncologists are experts in minimally invasive and robotic techniques to remove cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign) lung tumors.

Surgical treatment of lung cancer often goes hand-in-hand with radiation or medical oncology for greater benefits.

Your surgeon will discuss your options with you after a thorough review of your lung cancer diagnosis.

Radiation for Lung Cancer

Radiation therapy varies based on the type and stage of lung cancer. It uses high-energy x-rays or concentrated radioactive materials to destroy cancer cells safely.

The care team often suggests pairing radiation therapy with medical treatment for lung cancer.

Medical Oncology Treatment for Lung Cancer

Medical oncology treatment for lung cancer involves the use of:

  • Anti-cancer drugs
  • Gene therapy
  • Biologic therapy
  • Regional perfusion

Side effects vary with the type of treatment.

Contact Us About Lung Cancer Care

To learn more about lung cancer care or to make an appointment, you can: