At Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, a multidisciplinary team of doctors including a radiation oncologist, a medical oncologist and a surgeon, provide highly coordinated, comprehensive, and compassionate care to those with lung cancer.
Non-small cell lung cancer may be treated first with surgery, to remove the initial tumor. This treatment may be followed by radiation therapy or chemotherapy. These therapies may be given either alone or in combination.
Small cell lung cancer is often treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, given the same time or one immediately following the other.
New therapies, such as immunotherapy and targeted therapies, may also be a part of your care, depending on the unique biology of your cancer.
Learn more about the specific treatments for lung cancer and the expert care given at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital below.