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  1. Stages IIA and IIB NSCLC Treatment

    Standard Treatment Options for Stages IIA and IIB NSCLCStandard treatment options for stages IIA NSCLC and IIB NSCLC include the following:Surgery.Neoadjuvant chemotherapy.Adjuvant chemotherapy.Radiation therapy.Adjuvant radiation therapy has not been show to improve outcomes in patients with stages II NSCLC.SurgerySurgery is the treatment of choice for patients with stage II NSCLC. A lobectomy, pneumonectomy, or segmental resection, wedge resection, or sleeve resection may be performed as appropriate. Careful preoperative assessment of the patient's overall medical condition, especially the patient's pulmonary reserve, is critical in considering the benefits of surgery. Despite the immediate and age-related postoperative mortality rate, a 5% to 8% mortality rate with pneumonectomy or a 3% to 5% mortality rate with lobectomy can be expected. Evidence (surgery):The Cochrane Collaboration group reviewed 11 randomized trials with a total of

  2. Questions or Comments About This Summary

    If you have questions or comments about this summary,please send them to Cancer.gov through the Web site’s Contact Form. We can respond only to email messages written in English. ...

  3. Changes to This Summary (02 / 14 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.General Information About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  4. Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

    Standard Treatment Options for Patients With Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Standard treatment options for patients with extensive-stage SCLC include the following: Combination chemotherapy. Radiation therapy. Prophylactic cranial irradiation. Combination chemotherapy Chemotherapy for patients with extensive-stage disease (ED) SCLC is commonly given as a two-drug combination of ...

  5. Stage Information for Malignant Mesothelioma

    Patients with stage I disease have a significantly better prognosis than those with more advanced stages. Because of the relative rarity of this disease,exact survival information based upon stage is limited.[ 1 ] Definitions of TNM The American Joint Committee on Cancer has designated staging by TNM classification to define malignant mesothelioma.[ 2 ] International Mesothelioma Interest Group ...

  6. General Information

    "Selected Vegetables" and "Sun’s Soup" are names given to several different mixtures of vegetables and herbs that have been studied as treatments for cancer and other medical conditions,including acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).[ 1,2,3,4,5,6 ] The original formulation contained shiitake mushroom (Lentinus edodes [Berk.] Singer),mung bean (Phaseolus radiatus L.),Hedyotis ...

  7. Cellular Classification of NSCLC

    Malignant non-small cell epithelial tumors of the lung are classified by the World Health Organization (WHO)/International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). There are three main subtypes of NSCLC,including the following: Squamous cell carcinoma (25% of lung cancers). Adenocarcinoma (40% of lung cancers). Large cell carcinoma (10% of lung cancers). There are numerous ...

  8. Changes to This Summary (02 / 15 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Description of the EvidenceUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  9. Stage Information for NSCLC

    Background In NSCLC,the determination of stage is important in terms of therapeutic and prognostic implications. Careful initial diagnostic evaluation to define the location and to determine the extent of primary and metastatic tumor involvement is critical for the appropriate care of patients. In general,symptoms,physical signs,laboratory findings,or perceived risk of distant metastasis ...

  10. Stages of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    After lung cancer has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the lungs or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the lungs or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in order to plan ...

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