Non-small cell lung cancer: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Medical Oncology

abstract

  • Most patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are diagnosed with advanced cancer. These guidelines only include information about stage IV NSCLC. Patients with widespread metastatic disease (stage IV) are candidates for systemic therapy, clinical trials, and/or palliative treatment. The goal is to identify patients with metastatic disease before initiating aggressive treatment, thus sparing these patients from unnecessary futile treatment. If metastatic disease is discovered during surgery, then extensive surgery is often aborted. Decisions about treatment should be based on multidisciplinary discussion.

authors

publication date

  • October 2012

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 23054877

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1236

end page

  • 71

volume

  • 10

number

  • 10