Treatment Options for Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer

Treatment of recurrent small cell lung cancer may include the following:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Radiation therapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life
  • Laser therapy, stent placement to keep airways open, and/or internal radiation therapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life
  • Clinical trials of new chemotherapy treatments

Use our clinical trial search to find NCI-supported cancer clinical trials that are accepting patients. You can search for trials based on the type of cancer, the age of the patient, and where the trials are being done. General information about clinical trials is also available.

 

 

Information provided by National Cancer Institute.