Immunotherapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Overview

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive type of lung cancer that is quite rare. Symptoms of SCLC usually don’t show up until the later stages of cancer, when it has spread to other areas of the body.

Treatments for cancer will depend on its stage and other individual factors. The possible treatment options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy [1], immunotherapy [2], and sometimes a combination of these therapies.

Immunotherapy drugs are a relatively new treatment for SCLC. These medications are most times used with other drugs (like chemotherapy) to treat more advanced cases.

Keep reading to learn about how immunotherapy works in treating SCLC, including its side effects, benefits, and more.