Surveillance of resected non-small cell lung cancer
Clinical and Translational Oncology, 08/01/2012
Lopez–Gonzalez A et al. – Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world. 15 % of all patients with lung cancer are diagnosed at an early stage, and surgery is the treatment of choice for them. 40 % of all patients survive more than 5 years after surgery, and most of them die as a result of systemic disease. Half of all recurrences are diagnosed within the first 24 months after curative treatment, and 90 % in the first 5 years.