If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, it's likely you have a lot of questions about what you will face in the coming days, weeks, and months. It's important to gather and learn as much information about the disease as possible. Our team of radiation oncologist in the Atlanta area are experienced in lung cancer care and are here to help guide you through your cancer care journey.
Most patients with lung cancer receive several types of treatment which may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. External beam radiation therapy is commonly used during the course of a patient’s lung cancer treatment. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with lung cancer – small cell or non-small cell – you have options for where to receive radiation therapy in the Atlanta area.
Lung cancer symptoms don’t usually present themselves until the cancer has become more advanced.
Lung cancers are broadly classified into two types — small cell lung cancers (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) — which are then broken down into a specific subtype.
Doctors use many tests to detect, diagnose, and stage lung cancer. A biopsy is the test used most often to diagnose lung cancer.
The stage finds out if and to what extent the lung cancer has spread from its original location.