Which Patients are Suitable for Adjuvant Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy in the adjuvant setting is given together with another treatment (like surgery) to increase its effectiveness.

Your doctor should discuss with you the risks and benefits of treatment with systemic anticancer therapy after surgical removal of tumour.

Performance status is an attempt to quantify cancer patients general well being.Patients with good performance status of 0 or 1 and stage 2-3 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with tumours that have been completely removed by surgery with no cancer cells found in the tissue around the tumour after surgery should be offered platinum-based systemic anticancer therapy after surgery.