Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Stage IIIB non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This patient presented with chest pain, and the chest x-ray (left) showed an approximately 4.0- by 3.0-cm mass in the left upper lobe and an additional mass in the right mediastinum. Initial computed tomography (CT) revealed a 4.5-cm mass in the left upper lobe and a 5-cm mass in the paratracheal region. Biopsy confirmed NSCLC. Staging evaluation showed no distant metastatic disease (T2N3M0). The patient was treated with concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The posttreatment CT (right) showed significant therapeutic response.

Read More about Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Context:

The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology, 3e: Chapter 18. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 5e: Chapter 113: Treatment of Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Surgery

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e: Chapter 74. Neoplasms of the Lung

Melanie Allison, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Executive Manager, Education & Learning, McGraw-Hill

Melanie Allison is the Executive Manager of Education & Learning with McGraw Hill. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology and advanced lipid management. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing where she has taught for more than 16 years.