Lung cancers (primary) are the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States (estimated 159,260 deaths in 2015, 27% of all cancer-related deaths).
Divided into two broad ...
May be asymptomatic for most of course
Cough (new or change in chronic cough)
Wheezing and stridor
Pneumonitis (fever and productive cough)
Stage I, stage II, and selected stage III tumors are surgically resectable. Neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy is recommended for many patients with high risk IB, II, and...
Depends on clinical history; in general, postoperative visits every 3 to 6 months in the first 2 years after surgery with physical exam and CT s...
C34.90 Malignant neoplasm of unsp part of unsp bronchus or lung
C34.10 Malignant neoplasm of upper lobe, unsp bronchus or lung
C34.30 Malignant neoplasm of lower lobe, unsp bronchus or lung
Two types: NSCLC and SCLC
NSCLC (>85% of all lung cancers); normally originate in periphery
Adenocarcinoma (~40% of NSCLC)
Squamous cell carcinoma (~25% of NSCLC)
Large cell (~10% o...
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