December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii59
Academic Journal
This article presents various studies related to lung cancer care. There is a national shortage in Great Britain of Thoracic Surgeons with many unfilled posts, however Guidelines for the Management of Lung Cancer recommend surgical input to the regular MDT meeting at every Cancer Centre/Unit. Most patients with non-small cell lung cancer are unsuitable for surgical resection and are therefore referred to thoracic oncologists for radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Patients with lung cancer often present with advanced disease. It has been suggested that this is due to patients failure to recognize symptoms and seek medical advice.


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