Medicines Approved for Lung Cancer Treatment
A cancer that begins in the lungs and most often occurs in people who smoke. Two major types of lung cancer are non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Causes of lung cancer include smoking, second-hand smoke, exposure to certain toxins and family history. Symptoms include a cough (often with blood), chest pain, wheezing and weight loss. These symptoms often don’t appear until the cancer is advanced. Treatments vary but may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy and immunotherapy.
The list of the chemo drugs Drugs Approved for Lung Cancer include: Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Paclitaxel (Taxol), Albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel, Abraxane), Docetaxel (Taxotere), Gemcitabine (Gemzar), Vinorelbine (Navelbine), Pemetrexed (Alimta).