Patterns of recurrence and second primary lung cancer in early-stage lung cancer survivors followed with routine computed tomography surveillance
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Almost all second primary cancers and the majority of recurrences were detected by post-therapeutic surveillance computed tomography scan. The risk of recurrence for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer survivors persisted during the first 4 years after resection, and vigilance in surveillance should be maintained.