PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE. PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health,the federal government's focal point for biomedical research. .
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 ...
Occult NSCLC Treatment
In occult lung cancer,a diagnostic evaluation often includes chest x-ray and selective bronchoscopy with close follow-up (e.g.,computed tomography scan),when needed,to define the site and nature of the primary tumor; tumors discovered in this fashion are generally early stage and curable by surgery. After discovery of the primary tumor,treatment involves establishing the stage of the tumor. ...
Cellular Classification of Malignant Mesothelioma
Histologically,these tumors are composed of fibrous or epithelial elements or both. The epithelial form occasionally causes confusion with peripheral anaplastic lung carcinomas or metastatic carcinomas. Attempts at diagnosis by cytology or needle biopsy of the pleura are often unsuccessful. It can be especially difficult to differentiate mesothelioma from adenocarcinoma on small tissue ...
Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
Standard Treatment Options for Patients With Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Standard treatment options for patients with recurrent SCLC include the following: Chemotherapy. Palliative therapy. At the time of recurrence,many SCLC patients are potential candidates for further therapy. Chemotherapy Although second-line chemotherapy has been shown to produce tumor regression,responses ...
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Stage Information for Small Cell Lung Cancer
Staging procedures for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) are important in distinguishing patients with disease limited to their thorax from those with distant metastases. Determining the stage of cancer allows an assessment of prognosis and a determination of treatment,particularly when chest radiation therapy or surgical excision is added to chemotherapy for patients with limited-stage disease ...
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 ...
Treatment Option Overview
There are different types of treatment for patients with small cell lung cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with small cell lung cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is ..
Stage IIIA NSCLC Treatment
Patients with stage IIIA NSCLC are a heterogenous group. Patients may have metastases to ipsilateral mediastinal nodes,potentially resectable T3 tumors invading chest wall,or mediastinal involvement with metastases to peribronchial or hilar lymph nodes (N1). Presentations of disease range from resectable tumors with microscopic metastases to lymph nodes to unresectable,bulky disease ...