[Medical Treatment of Lung Cancer]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2018 Nov 12;180(46):V04180262.
[Article in Danish]


Lung cancer causes most cancer-related deaths in the western world. In Denmark, over 4,700 cases of lung cancer are diagnosed annually. The medical treatment of lung cancer has undergone a significant development over the past 20 years. Adjuvant chemotherapy is given to some patients after surgery, and patients with inoperable, non-metastatic disease can be treated with combinations of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The large group of patients with metastatic disease can be offered different forms of medical treatment as chemotherapy, targeted treatment or immunotherapy.

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung* / drug therapy
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Denmark
  • Humans
  • Immunotherapy
  • Lung Neoplasms* / drug therapy
  • Neoplasm Staging