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Surg Oncol. 1998 Jul-Aug;7(1-2):25-43.

Staging and surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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  • 1Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555-0528, USA.


Despite current advances in diagnosis, staging, and treatment, carcinoma of the lung remains the leading cause of death from cancer in both men and women. Non-small cell lung cancer represents approximately 80% of all new lung cancer cases; however, only one-third of these cases will undergo surgical resection for tumor control. This article reviews the evaluation, latest revisions in staging, and surgical management of non-small cell lung cancer.

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