There are two main types of primary lung cancer which behave and respond to treatment differently.
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer and accounts for 85% of cases. It has a number of variants and can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a combination of all three.
Small cell lung cancer is most commonly found in smokers and is usually treated with chemotherapy, or a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Nova Healthcare offers chemotherapy, targeted therapies and radiotherapy for the treatment of lung cancer and, in partnership with Leeds Cancer Centre, was the first centre in the UK to treat primary lung cancer with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR).
SABR is a non-invasive, advanced radiotherapy technique that delivers high doses of intensely focused radiation to the tumour over a small number of outpatient treatments.
Further information about lung cancer can be accessed through the Macmillan Cancer Care website or by downloading the booklet to the right.