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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062895-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.Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment

  4. Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (03 / 01 / 2013)

    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.Description of the EvidenceUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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

  6. Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Advanced Malignant Mesothelioma (Stages II, III, and IV)

    STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Symptomatic treatment to include drainage of effusions,chest tube pleurodesis,or thoracoscopic pleurodesis.[ 1 ] Palliative surgical resection in selected patients.[ 2,3 ] Palliative radiation therapy.[ 4,5 ] Single-agent chemotherapy. Partial responses have been reported with doxorubicin,epirubicin,mitomycin,cyclophosphamide,cisplatin,carboplatin,and ...

  7. Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Localized Malignant Mesothelioma (Stage I)

    STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS:[ 1 ] Solitary mesotheliomas: Surgical resection en bloc including contiguous structures to ensure wide disease-free margins. Sessile polypoid lesions should be treated with surgical resection to ensure maximal potential for cure.[ 2 ] Intracavitary mesothelioma: Palliative surgery (i.e.,pleurectomy and decortication) with or without postoperative radiation therapy. ..

  8. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment.

  9. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (03 / 22 / 2013)

    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.

  10. Lung Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Questions or Comments About This Summary

    If you have questions or comments about this summary,please send them to Cancer.gov through the Web site’s Contact Form. We can respond only to email messages written in English. ...

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