Lung Cancer Treatment Options
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women. Lung cancer causes more deaths than colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Chemotherapy continues to be the most effective lung cancer treatment available in the United States. Sierra Nevada Cancer Center has successfully used chemotherapy to combat lung cancer in the past. Dr. Perez and his team, after thoroughevaluation of your condition and your lifestyle, will recommend which cancer treatment is best for you.
Sierra Nevada Cancer Center is always looking for new ways to fight cancer. Lung cancer vaccines are not yet an FDA-approved reality, but remain a technology on the watch list for lung cancer centers across America — as well as Sierra Nevada Cancer Center.
In the spring of 2015, the FDA approved lung cancer treatment with nivolumab (Opdivo®). This advancement in immunotherapy for lung cancer is an exciting new development in the field of lung cancer treatment. Once thought of as a type of cancer that was poorly immunogenic, lung cancer is now the target of immune-based therapies. Studies show that a patient using nivolumab had a 40 percent reduced risk of death when used to treat non small-cell lung cancer that has failed chemotherapy.
The type of treatment recommended typically depends on factors such as the stage of the cancer when detected and if it has spread to other parts of the body, the type of lung cancer, whether the cancer has mutations and the patient’s general health. fenben for humans