Lung cancer and lung transplantation: a review.

  title={Lung cancer and lung transplantation: a review.},
  author={Josy Mathew and Robert Arthur Kratzke},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  volume={4 6},
With the increase in the number of lung transplants, it is expected that there will be a corresponding increase in the number of lung cancers reported in these patients. Longevity of the transplant recipients, lung transplantation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a history of smoking, and the increasing age of the lung donors make lung cancer more likely. Nodules and masses seen in chest imaging in lung transplant patients call for work up until a… CONTINUE READING
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