The following treatment options are available to treat this stage of lung cancer.
- Surgery - it is the usual treatment for non-small cell lung cancer in its early stages. A lobectomy (operation of choice), which is the procedure of removing the damaged lobe, a pneumonectomy, which is the procedure of removing the entire affected lung, and a mediastinal lymph node dissection are commonly performed.
- Chemotherapy- Chemotherapy is usually given to patients who are in stage 2 and a few people who are in stage 1b. Chemotherapy is used to minimise recurrence and micrometastasis rates.
3. Radiation - Patients who are deemed unfit for surgery and whose surgical
resection specimen indicates positive margins are usually given radiation.