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  1. Lung Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (05 / 24 / 2012)

    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. Editorial changes were made to this summary.

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

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

  4. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (11 / 02 / 2012)

    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. Changes were made to this summary to match those made to the health professional version.

  5. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about lung cancer screening. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. REVIEWERS AND UPDATES This summary ...

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

    Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment of limited-stage small cell lung cancer may include the following: Combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the chest,with or without radiation therapy to the brain. Combination chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy to the brain in patients with complete response. Combination chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy to the ..

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

  8. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Different types of treatments are available for patients with non-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 ..

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

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

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