Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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Melanie Allison

Executive Editorial Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education

Melanie Allison is the Executive Editorial Specialist with McGraw-Hill Education. 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’s of Science in Nursing degree (MSN), 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. She is an adjunct faculty member at a top school of nursing, where she has taught for more than 13 years.

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