Thoracic neoplasms

S. J. Swensen

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Bronchogenic carcinoma still is the most common fatal malignancy in both sexes. Estimates show that in 1990 bronchogenic carcinoma will cause 34% of the cancer deaths in men and 20% in women [1]. Only 20% to 30% of bronchogenic carcinomas are resectable at the time of presentation. An estimated 157,000 cases of bronchogenic carcinoma will be detected in the United States in 1990. Lung cancer will result in approximately 142,000 deaths, or 6% of all deaths annually in 1990. The overall 5-year survival rate for patients with bronchogenic carcinoma is between 10% and 15%. Statistically, these figures are significantly better than the survival rates in the mid-1970s [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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