Locally recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) caused by Adenocarcinoma

Locally Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Caused by Adenocarcinoma

Adenocarcinoma is a type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that occurs when abnormal cells rapidly grow and form a tumor in the lung. It is the most common type of lung cancer that accounts for 40-50% of all lung cancers. Adenocarcinomas start in the cells that line the inside of the lung and can spread to nearby structures or other parts of the body through the bloodstream or the lymph nodes.

Locally recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) caused by Adenocarcinoma is a recurrent or relapsed lung cancer that has not spread (or metastasized) to other parts of the body. Locally recurrent Adenocarcinoma may present as repeat episodes of symptoms (such as a cough, chest pain or shortness of breath), a new abnormality on physical examination or imaging studies, or laboratory test results indicating recurrent cancer in the lungs.

Management of locally recurrent NSCLC caused by Adenocarcinoma includes:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapies (e.g., epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors) that block cancer cell growth.
  • Immunotherapy (e.g., nivolumab and pembrolizumab) to improve the body’s natural immune response to cancer

The treatment approach for locally recurrent NSCLC cared by Adenocarcinoma depends on factors such as tumor size and location, age and general health of the patient, and any prior treatments. For some patients, a combination of treatments may provide the best outcomes.

It is important to talk to your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for your individual case.