Safety and prognosis of limited surgery for octogenarians with non-small-cell lung cancer.

PURPOSE Curative lobectomy and systematic lymph node dissection for lung cancer in elderly patients are often associated with increased risk of postoperative morbidity and decreased quality of life. Conversely, avoiding surgery may mean not curing the cancer. We retrospectively examined data on surgery for octogenarians with clinical stage I non-small-cell… CONTINUE READING