SHIFTING PARADIGMS IN MANAGEMENT OF LUNG CANCER
Lt Col. Dr. Virender Suhag* and Lt Col. Dr. Manu Chopra
Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality and morbidity in both men and women. In 2012, approximately 1.8 million new cases of Ca lung were diagnosed, accounting for 13% of the global cancer burden and 19 per cent of cancer related deaths. In 2016, the number has risen further and an estimated 224,390 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed. In India, lung cancer constitutes 6.9 per cent of all new cancer cases and 9.3 per cent of all cancer related deaths in both sexes. The overall 5-year survival rate of lung cancer is dismal with approximately 15 per cent in developed countries and 5 per cent in developing countries.
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