Survival after community diagnosis of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Time-to-Treatment

abstract

  • Patients seem to benefit from rapid reduction of tumor burden with surgery. Reasons for delay were not available. Nevertheless, referral delay experienced in the community is unduly long. In addition to patient choices, an unconscious patient or physician bias that lung cancer is untreatable or an inevitable consequence of smoking may be operating and needs further investigation.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4601577

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.12.023

PubMed ID

  • 24486286

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 443

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 127

number

  • 5