A very elderly lung cancer patient: case report of a long disease free survival

Alberto Testori, Stefano Meroni, Umberto Cariboni, Valentina Errico, Emanuele Voulaz, Valentino Maurizio Infante, Marco Alloisio

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Abstract

Despite the fact that non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is very common in the older population, these patients are frequently underrepresented in clinical and surgical trials and thus it is difficult to reach evidence-based recommendations for this special population. We present a case of a surgical treatment of asymptomatic lung cancer in a very elderly patient. The patient had no recurrence for 4 years after a complete resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-473
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Elderly lung cancer
  • Lung cancer in the octogenarians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Medicine(all)

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