Lung Cancer

Diagnostic Procedures and Therapeutic Management With Special Reference to Radiotherapy

  • Charles W. Scarantino

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Steven G. Mann
    Pages 1-7
  3. Steven G. Mann
    Pages 9-25
  4. Charles S. Faulkner II
    Pages 35-54
  5. Frederick Richards II, Robert H. Choplin
    Pages 55-74
  6. Thomas O’Connor
    Pages 75-96
  7. Frederick Richards II, Charles W. Scarantino
    Pages 97-125
  8. Charles J. Kovacs
    Pages 127-167
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 169-173

About this book

Introduction

At first glance it appears that little has happened in our understanding of bronchogenic carcinoma, since five year survival rates have not changed appreciably over the past ten years. This is partially true, however the depth of our understanding has increased and will continue to do so at a rapid pace over the next five to ten years. Information on the basic tumor biology, identification of important groups at high risk and im­ proved delivery of cytotoxic agents in the treatment of lung cancer, will all add to improve the outcome. The purpose of this text is to provide useful background information and to serve as a reference for approaching the patient with lung cancer. Therefore it will serve as a review for some and as a beginning for others. An important starting point in any discussion of lung cancer is an epidemiological survey of the topic (Chapter I). For those who do not avoid the hazards and present with symptoms, what is the most logical approach in determining the diagnosis (Chapter II). This chapter is intended to provide a general overview of the subjects covered in detail in the remainder of the text.

Keywords

Tumor cancer carcinoma diagnosis radiation radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles W. Scarantino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation, Bowman Gray School of MedicineWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-82234-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82236-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82234-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • About this book