Surgery for stage IIIa-N2 non-small cell lung cancer.

  title={Surgery for stage IIIa-N2 non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Clifton F. Mountain},
  volume={73 10},
BACKGROUND The presence of ipsilateral mediastinal lymph node metastasis (N2 disease) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer presents a formidable challenge to the physician responsible for selecting therapy. The benefit of a surgical approach is controversial; however, it generally is agreed that only complete resection of all known tumor can provide a favorable outcome. This requires selecting patients for whom complete resection is a reasonable surgical objective. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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