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  1. Lung Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Description of the Evidence

    Background Incidence and mortality Lung cancer has a tremendous impact on the health of the American public,with an estimated 221,130 new cases and 156,940 deaths predicted in 2011 in men and women combined.[ 1 ] Lung cancer causes more deaths per year in the United States than the next four leading causes of cancer death combined. Lung cancer incidence and mortality rates increased markedly ...

  2. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - 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 ...

  3. Lung Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - About PDQ

    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. .

  4. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Recurrent small cell lung cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the chest,central nervous system,or in other parts of the body. ...

  5. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage

    Occult Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment of occult non-small cell lung cancer depends on where the cancer has spread. It can usually be cured by surgery. Stage 0 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment of stage 0 non-small cell lung cancer may include the following: Surgery (wedge resection or segmental resection). Photodynamic therapy using an endoscope. Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer ...

  6. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - 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 ...

  7. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Overview

    Separate PDQ summaries on Lung Cancer Prevention, Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment, and Levels of Evidence for Cancer Screening and Prevention Studies are also available.Evidence of Benefit Associated With ScreeningScreening by low-dose helical computed tomographyBenefitsThere is evidence that screening persons aged 55 to 74 years who have cigarette smoking histories of 30 or more pack-years and who, if they are former smokers, have quit within the last 15 years reduces lung cancer mortality by 20% and all-cause mortality by 6.7%.Magnitude of Effect: 20% relative reduction in lung cancer–specific mortality. Study Design: Evidence obtained from a randomized controlled trial.Internal Validity: Good.Consistency: Not applicable—one randomized trial to date.External Validity: Fair.HarmsBased on solid evidence, screening would lead to false-positive tests in approximately one-quarter of those screened. Most abnormalities would be monitored

  8. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about Lung Cancer screening.

  9. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062947-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

  10. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Recurrent non-small cell lung cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the brain,lung,or other parts of the body. ...

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