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Chemoradiotherapy remains a gold standard in the treatment of limited-disease small cell lung cancer. Currently, three indications for the surgical treatment of very limited disease (stage I, II, or highly selected IIIa) small cell lung cancer can be identified: (1) primary surgery in peripheral clinical N0 lesions followed by adjuvant chemotherapy or(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess changes of interleukin 6 (IL-6) and interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) in serum, sputum, and drained pleural fluid of patients operated on due to lung cancer. METHODS Twenty-seven patients treated with lobectomy or pneumonectomy, including 14 with complications and 13 without complications, were analyzed. Serum IL-6 and IL-1ra(More)
UNLABELLED Surgical treatment of lung cancer is associated with an elevated risk of thrombo-embolic complications. The question is whether the extent of pulmonary resection influences the concentration of serum coagulation system proteins. OBJECTIVE This study aims to compare the blood coagulation activation parameters among patients undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVES The role of surgical resection for brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer is evolving. Although resection of primary lung cancer and metachronous brain metastases is superior to other treatment modalities in prolonging survival and disease-free interval, resection of the primary non-small cell lung cancer and synchronous brain(More)
During the last decade more diagnoses of pulmonary blastoma were made worldwide than in previous decades. Whether this increased frequency is caused by better diagnostic procedures (immunochemistry, electron microscopy) or by the growing number of patients having this neoplasm is difficult to distinguish. We present controversies concerning pulmonary(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To determine the cost-effectiveness of lung cancer (LC) screening with low-dose computerised tomography of the chest, as compared to an approach without screening, reimbursed today by the National Health Fund (NHF) in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS In order to analyse the current costs of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of a model LC(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of mediastinal lymphadenectomy on postoperative concentration of interleukin 6 (IL-6) and interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1 ra) in serum, sputum, and pleural fluid, in patients operated upon due to lung cancer and benign pulmonary diseases. METHODS Thirty-three patients undergoing uncomplicated resections, including(More)
The resectability of NSCLC is determined by its stage. The surgical treatment in stage I and II NSCLC remains a golden standard. Stage IIIA NSCLC constitutes a non-homogenous group, and many patients are potentially non-resectable. The patients in stage IIIA NSCLC also constitute a non-homogenous group. The patients in stage T3N1 usually undergo surgical(More)