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J Bras Pneumol. 2018 Jan-Feb;44(1):55-64. doi: 10.1590/S1806-37562017000000135.

Lung cancer in Brazil.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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1
. Instituto Nacional de Câncer José Alencar Gomes da Silva - INCA - Rio de Janeiro (RJ) Brasil.
2
. Instituto COI de Educação e Pesquisa, Rio de Janeiro (RJ) Brasil.
3
. Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo Octavio Frias de Oliveira - Icesp - São Paulo (SP) Brasil.
4
. Centro de Oncologia, Hospital Sírio-Libanês, São Paulo (SP) Brasil.
5
. Instituto D'Or de Pesquisa e Ensino, Rio de Janeiro (RJ) Brasil.
6
. Fundação do Câncer, Rio de Janeiro (RJ) Brasil.
7
. Núcleo de Oncologia da Bahia, Salvador (BA) Brasil.
8
. Centro Paulista de Oncologia, São Paulo (SP) Brasil.
9
. HCor Onco, São Paulo (SP) Brasil.
10
. Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo (SP) Brasil.
11
. Faculdade Meridional IMED, Passo Fundo (RS) Brasil.
12
. Hospital de Câncer de Barretos, Barretos (SP) Brasil.
13
. Centro Oncológico Antônio Ermírio de Moraes, São Paulo (SP) Brasil.
14
. Instituto do Câncer do Ceará, Fortaleza (CE) Brasil.
15
. A.C. Camargo Cancer Center,São Paulo (SP) Brasil.
16
. Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group - LACOG - Porto Alegre (RS) Brasil.
17
. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (RS) Brasil.

Abstract

Lung cancer is one of the most incident types of cancer and a leading cause of cancer mortality in Brazil. We reviewed the current status of lung cancer by searching relevant data on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in the country. This review highlights several issues that need to be addressed, including smoking control, patient lack of awareness, late diagnosis, and disparities in the access to cancer health care facilities in Brazil. We propose strategies to help overcome these limitations and challenge health care providers, as well as the society and governmental representatives, to work together and to take a step forward in fighting lung cancer.

PMID:
29538545
PMCID:
PMC6104542
DOI:
10.1590/S1806-37562017000000135
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