Management of Lung Cancer
For a nodule that is highly suspicious for lung cancer, a complete patient workup is necessary, which requires adequate staging with imaging and biopsy. Once this is complete, deciding whether or not the patient is a surgical candidate or if the patient would be better treated medically depends on staging and the patient’s functional status. If the patient undergoes surgery, lobectomy is the operation of choice.
KeywordsLung nodule Lung cancer Lobectomy Pneumonectomy Pulmonary Resection Mediastinoscopy Nodal disease SBRT
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