Chemotherapy Without Pills or Needles
Imagine you’ve just been diagnosed with lung cancer. Only instead of prescribing a physically challenging course of radiation or chemotherapy, your oncologist hands you an inhaler with at-home treatment instructions, followed with office check-ups to monitor for changes in tumor progression.
Given the current reality of lung cancer, such a scene seems far-fetched. A lung cancer diagnosis presages months, if not years, of grueling treatment that may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy or immunotherapy, typically in combination—many of which come with toxic side effects.