Treatments for stage 0 non–small cell lung cancer
The following are treatment options for stage 0 (carcinoma in-situ) non–small cell lung cancer. Your healthcare team will suggest treatments based on your needs and work with you to create a treatment plan.
Endobronchial therapies are the standard treatment for stage 0 tumours that are found in the large bronchial tubes of the lung. Treatment options include:
- photodynamic therapy
Surgery is the standard treatment for stage 0 found in the outer tissues of the lung, for people who are well enough to have surgery.
Wedge or segmental resection is used to remove the tumour along with a margin of healthy lung tissue.
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.
What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.