non-small cell carcinoma of lung


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non-small cell carcinoma of lung

a major category of histological types of lung carcinomas, including adenocarcinoma of the lung, large cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Treatment depends on the stage of development of the cancer at the time of initial presentation. The treatment of choice for otherwise physically fit patients with early stages of disease is resection.

non-small cell carcinoma of lung

A differentiated lung CA–squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, large cell carcinoma Management Preoperative chemotherapy–cisplatin, ifosfamide, mitomycin–and RT ↑ median survival in advanced stage NSCC–26 vs 8 months. Cf Small cell carcinoma of lung.
Non-small cell lung cancer
Stage I CA confined to lung
Stage II CA spread to nearby lymph nodes
Stage III CA spread to structures near lung: mediastinal lymph nodes: or to lymph nodes on the opposite side of the chest or neck
IIIA Resectable
IIIB Nonresectable
Stage IV Metastasis