55 Treatments for Metastatic Cancer to the Lung

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Tests for Metastatic Cancer to the Lung

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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A lung needle biopsy is used to gather a piece of lung tissue for testing and examination. It is often used to diagnose an irregular area of tissue in or around the...  More
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CT Scan of Lung
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Brochoscopy is a simple medical procedure. It is used to see inside the lungs. Bronchoscopy can be combined with a procedure to collect pieces of lung tissue. This ...  More
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Cytodiagnosis
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Pleural fluid analysis is also known as thoracentesis . It is a procedure used to drain excess fluid from the space outside of the lungs and inside of the chest cav...  More
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A bronchoscopy is a test that allows doctors to examine your airways. An instrument called a bronchoscope is threaded through your nose and down your throat to reac...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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A lung needle biopsy is used to gather a piece of lung tissue for testing and examination. It is often used to diagnose an irregular area of tissue in or around the...  More
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A computed tomography (CT) scan of your chest is a fast and noninvasive imaging test that takes multiple cross-section images of your heart, lungs, and chest wall. ...  More
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A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to check for disease in your body. The scan uses radioactive tracers in a special d...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (or MRI) is a type of noninvasive imaging test that uses magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the inside of the body. Unlike a C...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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Lymph nodes are small, oval-shaped organs located in different areas of your body. They are found close to internal organs such as the stomach, intestines, and lung...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Metastatic Cancer to the Lung

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Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It is usually used for cancer, as cancer cells grow ...  More
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Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses concentrated radiation beams to kill cancer cells. The most common type of radiation therapy is external beam radi...  More
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Radiofrequency Ablation
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Prostate seed implantation--also called brachytherapy--has become more and more popular in recent years as a treatment option for prostate cancer, and...  More
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Between the lungs and the chest wall there is a small space called the pleural space. This space typically contains approximately four teaspoons of fluid. Certain c...  More
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Excimer Laser Therapy
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Photodynamic Therapy
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Intravenous chemotherapy
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Surgical Procedures for Metastatic Cancer to the Lung

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Surgical Removal of Tumor
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A lobectomy is the surgical removal of a lobe of an organ. It most often refers to the removal of a section of a lung.  More
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Pneumonectomy
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Removal of Mediastinal Lymph Node
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Wedge Resection
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Partial Removal of Lung
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Prescribed Medications for Metastatic Cancer to the Lung

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BEVACIZUMAB (be va SIZ yoo mab) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets a protein found in many cancer cell types, and halts cancer growth. This drug treats many cancers...  More
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CARBOPLATIN (KAR boe pla tin) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to tre...  More
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CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE (sye kloe FOSS fa mide) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like lymph...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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ERLOTINIB (er LOE ti nib) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets a specific protein within cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing. This medicine is used t...  More
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GEFITINIB (ge FI ti nib) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets a specific enzyme within cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing. It is used to treat advan...  More
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IRINOTECAN (ir in oh TEE kan) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat colon and rectal cancer.  More
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MECHLORETHAMINE (me klor ETH a meen) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lym...  More
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METHOTREXATE (METH oh TREX ate) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine affects cells that are rapidly growing, such as cancer cells and cells in your mouth and stoma...  More
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MITOMYCIN (mye toe MYE sin) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat cancer of the stomach and pancreas.  More
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PEMETREXED (PEM e TREX ed) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine affects cells that are rapidly growing, such as cancer cells and cells in your mouth and stomach. I...  More
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PORFIMER is a light sensitizing drug that is used in photodynamic therapy (PDT). This medicine stays in tumor cells longer than it does in most healthy cells. This ...  More
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TOPOTECAN (TOE poe TEE kan) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer.  More
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VINBLASTINE (vin BLAS teen) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, tes...  More
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VINCRISTINE (vin KRIS teen) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like Hodgkin's dis...  More
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CISPLATIN (SIS pla tin) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat man...  More
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PACLITAXEL (PAK li TAX el) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat ...  More
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ETOPOSIDE, VP-16 (e toe POE side) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat small cell lung cancer and other cancers.  More
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GEMCITABINE (jem SIT a been) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and ova...  More
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VINORELBINE (vi NOR el been) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to trea...  More
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DOCETAXEL (doe se TAX el) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat m...  More
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