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Current Overview of Lung Cancer from Pathology, Screening to Treatment

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Stacey Davidson and Edward Yu*   Pages 92 - 119 ( 28 )

Abstract:


Introduction: Lung cancer is the most prevalent malignancy worldwide and accounts for more cancer-related deaths than any other disease site, despite advances in early detection and management. Radiation therapy is used in the management of all stages of non-small cell lung cancer, including adenocarcinoma in situ/minimally invasive adenocarcinoma, and small cell lung cancer.

Conclusion: This article provides a brief current overview of literature pertaining to the role of radiation therapy in the management of lung cancer.

Keywords:

Radiotherapy, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, lung cancer, prognosis, adenocarcinoma.

Affiliation:

Department of Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, Western University, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario, ON N6A 5W9, Department of Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, Western University, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario, ON N6A 5W9

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