Published in Clinical Oncology Week, December 8th, 2003
According to a study from Japan, "Tumors with a maximum dimension of 3 cm are categorized as T1, whereas those greater than 3 cm are T2 by TNM classification."
"Some physicians suggest that early-stage peripheral lung cancer should have a maximum tumor diameter of 2 cm and that limited surgery (segmentectomy without lymph node dissection) is acceptable for the patients. In this study, the relationship between the tumor dimension and prognosis was analyzed in 207 patients with surgically treated primary non-small-cell lung cancer (SCLC)." ," wrote M. Nonaka and...
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