Radiation therapy is an important treatment option for patients with non-small cell lung cancer. It may be used in isolation, pre- or post-surgery, or in conjunction with chemotherapy. It may be used as a curative treatment, an alternative intervention for patients not suitable for surgery, or in the palliative management of advanced cases.
This module will focus on the features of radiotherapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It will review patient characteristics and selection criteria for radiotherapy, planning considerations, stage-specific treatment characteristics, and complications.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: