Anders Mellemgaard, Jon Lykkegaard Andersen & Seppo Langer:
Medical treatment of lung cancer
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V04180262
Lung cancer causes most cancer-related deaths in the western world. In Denmark, over 4,700 cases of lung cancer are diagnosed annually. The medical treatment of lung cancer has undergone a significant development over the past 20 years. Adjuvant chemotherapy is given to some patients after surgery, and patients with inoperable, non-metastatic disease can be treated with combinations of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The large group of patients with metastatic disease can be offered different forms of medical treatment as chemotherapy, targeted treatment or immunotherapy.