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What Types of Treatment are Available for Victims of Lung Cancer?

Is Smoking the Only Cause of Lung Cancer?
Is lung cancer more of a problem in the Latino population than in other populations?
Works Cited

There are different treatments available for victims of lung cancer. Many people believe that cancers can be treated with herbs and natural medicines, but there are three main treatments for lung cancer, and they are

  1. Surgery
  2. Radiation
  3. Chemotherapy

Even with the treatment available for lung cancer, 88% of lung cancers eventually prove to be incurable. The best treatment to prevent lung cancer is to never start smoking, or if you do, it is never too late to stop smoking.

Contacts for help and information about smoking and lung cancer

American Lung Association


National Cancer Institute-Cancer Info. Service


National Cancer Institute Smoking Quit line


Tobacco Info & Prevention Source (TIPS)




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This site was created by Chad Day in fulfillment of requirements for the course CSS 335: Latino Health Issues taught by Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga at Arizona State University, Spring 2005.