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. ...
Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
Standard Treatment Options for Patients With Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Standard treatment options for patients with limited-stage SCLC include the following: Chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Combination chemotherapy alone. Surgery followed by chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy. Prophylactic cranial irradiation. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy Combined-modality treatment ...
General Information About Small Cell Lung Cancer
Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) Related Summaries Other PDQ summaries containing information related to lung cancer ...
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Stage IIIB NSCLC Treatment
Based on the Surveillance,Epidemiology,and End Registry,the estimated incidence of stage IIIB NSCLC is 17.6%.[ 1 ] The anticipated 5-year survival for the vast majority of patients who present with clinical stage IIIB NSCLC is 3% to 7%.[ 2 ] In small case series,selected patients with T4,N0-1 disease,solely as the result of satellite tumor nodule(s) within the primary lobe,have been ...
Treatment Option Overview for NSCLC
In NSCLC,results of standard treatment are poor except for the most localized cancers. All newly diagnosed patients with NSCLC are potential candidates for studies evaluating new forms of treatment. Surgery is the most potentially curative therapeutic option for this disease. Postoperative chemotherapy may provide an additional benefit to patients with resected NSCLC. Radiation therapy ...
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Recurrent NSCLC Treatment
Standard Treatment Options for Recurrent NSCLC Standard treatment options for recurrent NSCLC include the following: Radiation therapy (for palliation).[ 1 ] Chemotherapy alone,including the following for patients who have previously received platinum chemotherapy: Docetaxel.[ 2,3 ] Pemetrexed.[ 3 ] Erlotinib after failure of both platinum-based and docetaxel chemotherapies.[ 4 ] Gefitinib.[ 5 ...
Stage II NSCLC Treatment
Standard Treatment Options for Stage II NSCLC Standard treatment options for stage II NSCLC include the following: Surgery. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy. Radiation therapy. Surgery Surgery 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. ...
What Is Lung Cancer?
Information about lung cancer, including causes and types.