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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] - 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

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

    Lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped breathing organs in the chest. The lungs bring oxygen into the body as you breathe in. They release carbon dioxide,a waste product of the body's cells,as you breathe out. Each lung has sections called lobes. The left lung has two lobes. The right lung is slightly ...

  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 - 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. .

  7. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - 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 ...

  9. Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - 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 ...

  10. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about non-small cell lung cancer,see the following: Lung Cancer Home Page What You Need To Know About™ Lung Cancer Lung Cancer Prevention Lung Cancer Screening Smoking and Cancer Home Page (Includes help with quitting) Secondhand Smoke: Questions and Answers Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer: Questions and Answers Lasers in Cancer Treatment: ...

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