SurgeryThe first treatment is surgery. The patient must be in good condition to have surgery since there is still a long recovery which is needed by the patient. Besides that, surgery only can be chosen if the cancer hasn’t spread yet to the other organ of the body.
There are two kinds of surgery for this cancer; the first one is main surgery to remove the entire cancer/tumor cell from the lung which is called pleurectomy and decortications. And the second one is the most radical and extreme surgery where the surgeon will remove the lung instead named extrapleural pneumonectomy. The risk of surgery you will get is complications from the surgery, chance of death, need a lot of cost, and higher risk than the other treatment.
Surgery treatment will not stop after it has been done. The patients need to visit the doctor before and after the surgery. This treatment will combine with therapy to complete the treatment.
Chemotherapy is given to the patients who take and do not take surgery. As for the patients who take surgery, chemotherapy is given before and after surgery. The common medicine which is always used for chemotherapy treatment is cisplatin which is combined with pemetrexed to get maximal result.
The dose of medicine for chemotherapy will be different depends on the condition of your health. The dose of medicine of the chemotherapy will reduce gradually based on the condition of the patients and the cancer cell development of the patients.