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Update on ... non-small cell lung cancer
Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013 Sep 1;40(5) :519-20
AbstractA study by Groth et al. (2013) identified the impact of insurance status on the delivery of definitive lobectomy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). One-fifth of an estimated 226,000 cases in 2012 presented with early-stage disease (Siegel, Naishadham, & Jemal, 2012). With appropriate therapy, five-year survival rates can exceed 65%, whereas, without prompt and aggressive intervention, five-year survival plummets to less than 5% (National Cancer Institute, 2010). Healthcare providers must offer access and optimal treatment to this patient population regardless of insurance status.
NotesBehrend, Susan Weiss United States Oncology nursing forum Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013 Sep 1;40(5):519-20. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.519-520.