Carcinoma of the lung.

  title={Carcinoma of the lung.},
  author={Clifford W. Edwards},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  volume={6 5},
Carcinoma of the lung is one of the most frequently diagnosed tumours world-wide, and is the commonest fatal malignancy in industrialized countries [1,2]. In the United Kingdom in 1985 there were approximately 40 500 cases [3], and in the United States in 1989 there were 155 000 [4]. At one time the predominant histological type was squamous carcinoma, but in recent years, at least in North America, this has been outstripped by adenocarcinoma [5]. Prognosis is poor. Resection is the treatment… CONTINUE READING