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Resectable Lung Cancer
Terrance Healey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Lung cancer is potentially curable with complete surgical resection

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Boffa DJ et al: Now or later: evaluating the importance of chemotherapy timing in resectable stage III (N2) lung cancer in the National Cancer Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 99(1):200-8, 2015
                                        2. Harders SW et al: Mediastinal staging in non-small-cell lung carcinoma: computed tomography versus F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography and computed tomography. Cancer Imaging. 14(1):23, 2014
                                        3. Schmidt-Hansen M et al: PET-CT for assessing mediastinal lymph node involvement in patients with suspected resectable non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 11:CD009519, 2014
                                        4. Bakir M et al: Is surgery indicated in patients with stage IIIA lung cancer and mediastinal nodal involvement? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 13(3):303-10, 2011
                                        5. National Lung Screening Trial Research Team et al: Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening. N Engl J Med. 365(5):395-409, 2011
                                        6. Travis WD et al: International association for the study of lung cancer/american thoracic society/european respiratory society international multidisciplinary classification of lung adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Oncol. 6(2):244-85, 2011
                                        7. American Joint Committee on Cancer: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York: Springer. 253-70, 2010
                                        8. Kligerman S et al: A radiologic review of the new TNM classification for lung cancer. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Mar;194(3):562-73. Review. Erratum in: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 194(5):1404, 2010
                                        9. Detterbeck FC et al: The new lung cancer staging system. Chest. 136(1):260-71, 2009
                                        10. CDC lung cancer data
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Lung cancer is potentially curable with complete surgical resection

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                  • Microscopic Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Consider

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Boffa DJ et al: Now or later: evaluating the importance of chemotherapy timing in resectable stage III (N2) lung cancer in the National Cancer Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 99(1):200-8, 2015
                                                                              2. Harders SW et al: Mediastinal staging in non-small-cell lung carcinoma: computed tomography versus F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography and computed tomography. Cancer Imaging. 14(1):23, 2014
                                                                              3. Schmidt-Hansen M et al: PET-CT for assessing mediastinal lymph node involvement in patients with suspected resectable non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 11:CD009519, 2014
                                                                              4. Bakir M et al: Is surgery indicated in patients with stage IIIA lung cancer and mediastinal nodal involvement? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 13(3):303-10, 2011
                                                                              5. National Lung Screening Trial Research Team et al: Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening. N Engl J Med. 365(5):395-409, 2011
                                                                              6. Travis WD et al: International association for the study of lung cancer/american thoracic society/european respiratory society international multidisciplinary classification of lung adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Oncol. 6(2):244-85, 2011
                                                                              7. American Joint Committee on Cancer: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York: Springer. 253-70, 2010
                                                                              8. Kligerman S et al: A radiologic review of the new TNM classification for lung cancer. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Mar;194(3):562-73. Review. Erratum in: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 194(5):1404, 2010
                                                                              9. Detterbeck FC et al: The new lung cancer staging system. Chest. 136(1):260-71, 2009
                                                                              10. CDC lung cancer data