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Your lung cancer treatment

  • Our patients work with their care team to identify the lung cancer treatments best for them.

    Your lung cancer treatment plan considers the tumor's location and size, if the cancer has spread, and your general health.

    Choosing the best lung cancer treatment plan may be overwhelming. That's why we encourage our patients to seek a second opinion.

  • Lung cancer treatments

    These options may be a part of your lung cancer treatment plan.

    expand to learn moreSurgery

    expand to learn moreVideo-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

    expand to learn moreChemotherapy

    expand to learn moreRadiation therapy

  • Dealing with cancer treatment side effects

    Cancer treatment can cause many side effects. Here's how to deal with some common side effects.

  • Source: Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Laser Services
    Reviewed by: Katie Schwarzkopf, manager, Lung Program at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - Abbott Northwestern.com
    First published: 09/11/2009
    Last reviewed: 04/10/2013

  • Cancer rehabilitation

    Whether you are a lung cancer survivor or are undergoing cancer treatment, you may face symptoms that interfere with daily life. Our cancer rehabilitation team can help you overcome:

    • weakness
    • inability to exercise/fitness
    • difficulty with balance or walking
    • thinking and memory problems
    • tight or painful muscles and joints
    • difficulty with daily living tasks
    • difficulty with hand dexterity
    • swelling (edema)

    For an appointment, call 612-863-8947.


    Cancer research

    Participating in a clinical trial may help you take a more active role in your health care. You may also gain access to new drugs, treatments and disease management practices.