Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Lung Cancer Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy involves the administration of strong drugs that kill lung cancer cells, which grow quickly. Unfortunately, normal cells that grow quickly are also killed. Normal cells in the intestinal tract, hair and blood marrow are killed by chemotherapy drugs. The selection of chemotherapy depends on a variety of factors, such as the lung cancer cell type.

Chemotherapy drugs used for non-small cell lung cancer include:

Chemotherapy drugs used for small cell lung cancer include:

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Last Updated: Oct 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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