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Treatments for stage 0 non-small cell lung cancer
The following are treatment options for stage 0 non-small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer israrely found in stage 0. Your healthcare team will suggest treatments based on your needs and work with you to develop a treatment plan.
Endobronchial therapies are the standard treatment for stage 0 tumours that are found in the lining of the airway tubes or the air sacs (alveoli) of the lung. Treatment options include:
- photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Surgery is the standard treatment for stage 0 non-small cell lung cancer found in the outer tissues of the lung in people who are well enough to have surgery.
A wedge or segmental resection removes the tumour along with a margin of healthy tissue around the tumour.
Stereotactic body radiation therapy is used to treat stage 0 non-small cell lung cancer in people who have poor lung function and cannot have surgery.
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