TITLE

LUNG CANCER: TREATMENT AND INVESTIGATIONS

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents various studies related to treatment and investigations of lung cancer. For pneumothorax and lung biopsy the total number of operations has reached a plateau. There has been an exponential increase in the use of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) matched by a similar decrease in the use of open surgery in the treatment of pneumothorax. Combination chemotherapy is the treatment of choice for the majority of patients with small cell lung cancer. Furthermore the value of combination cisplatin based chemotherapy in carefully selected patients with non small cell lung cancer has also been recognized.
ACCESSION #
12965140

 

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