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A Case <ul><li>Mr. G </li></ul><ul><li>61 y/o male transferred from OSH for weakness, HA </li></ul><ul><li>Had abnormal im...
Case continued <ul><li>HA’s occur 3-4 times/day, lasting 10-15 minutes with a black spot in the center of his R eye visual...
Case continued <ul><li>Notes LUE weakness, intermittently dropping objects </li></ul><ul><li>Intermittent LLE weakness and...
Case continued <ul><li>PMH – migraines, depression, DLD </li></ul><ul><li>Social – handyman, former factory worker, remote...
Case continued <ul><li>Physical exam </li></ul><ul><li>97.2 – 88 – 20 – 138/82 – 95% RA </li></ul><ul><li>GEN: Alert, inte...
Case continued <ul><li>NEURO:Grossly non-focal with good motor strength bilaterally in upper and lower extremities. Sensat...
Case continued <ul><li>Work-up includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Na  K  Cl  CO2  BUN  Cr  Glu  Ca  </li><...
Case continued <ul><li>Imaging as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>CT head - at least two mass lesions in the right cerebral hem...
Case continued <ul><li>MRI - Multiple supratentorial metastatic lesions with the largest lesion in the right parietal lobe...
Case continued <ul><li>Next step? </li></ul><ul><li>Treat the acute process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steroids: Decadron 6mg Q...
Case continued <ul><li>CXR - Right hilar soft tissue fullness, recommend CT chest as well as chronic appearing coarse inte...
Case continued <ul><li>A diagnostic test was performed </li></ul><ul><li>Bronch showed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative end...
Case continued <ul><li>Pt discharged after acute process resolved and was seen by H/O in f/u – completed course of  radiat...
Case continued <ul><li>Three months later pt admitted for worsening fatigue/weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Hospice services in...
Lung Cancer Matthew Knoch Senior Talk May 20 th  and 22 nd , 2009 University Hospitals Case Medical Center and VA, Clevela...
Objectives <ul><li>Identify background knowledge of lung cancer rates and incidence, including etiology and causal factors...
Background Information <ul><li>Most common type of cancer in industrialized nations – leading cause of mortality from canc...
Background Information (Cont) <ul><li>Annual deaths have increased from 18,000 in 1950 to 158,000 in 1997 in US and roughl...
Background Information (Cont) <ul><li>Accounts for 13% of all malignancies in both sexes </li></ul><ul><li>Most often occu...
So what causes lung cancer? <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Probably multifactorial (genetics?)  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul...
It doesn’t stop there <ul><li>Cancers of the lip, tongue, oropharynx, throat, bladder and kidney cancer are all implicated...
Why are cigarettes so bad and how do they cause cancer? <ul><li>Over 1200 chemical substances (50 identifiable carcinogens...
More on Dose Response <ul><li>The Cancer Prevention Study II (CPSII) followed >1,000,000 smokers for 6 years and found tha...
Also helpful, kind of: <ul><li>At least in the US: public health interventions, litigation and education have contributed ...
Cigarette Consumption, per capita in adults
More good news… <ul><li>Experiments have been unsuccessful in causing lung cancer in laboratory animals through prolonged ...
Other Risk Factors <ul><li>Industrial – radiation exposure, asbestos, workers exposed to nickel/chromate/coal/ mustard gas...
Molecular Genetics <ul><li>So what does the cumulative effect of all of these risk factors mean? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It ...
Other factors implicated <ul><li>Scarring – researchers have noted cancer formation in the region of prior lung scarring <...
Types Of Lung Cancer <ul><li>Squamous cell – 25-40%, epidermoid derived </li></ul><ul><li>Adenocarcinoma – 25-40%, bronchi...
So what about gender? <ul><li>Since the 1950’s, a >500% lung cancer mortality has been identified in women </li></ul><ul><...
Good News <ul><li>The most important risk factors implicated in lung cancer are modifiable, e.g. stop smoking </li></ul>
Mechanism of cancer formation <ul><li>Begins as in situ cytologic atypia that multiplies into tumor formation </li></ul><u...
What lung cancer likes <ul><li>Adrenals - ~50% of cancers </li></ul><ul><li>Liver – 30-50% </li></ul><ul><li>Brain – 20% <...
Adenocarcinoma <ul><li>Includes bronchial-derived and bronchioloalveolar, 80% contain mucin </li></ul><ul><li>Incidence gr...
Squamous Cell Ca <ul><li>More often found in men, usually associated with long smoking history </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally...
Small Cell Ca <ul><li>Oat cell’s given small histologic appearance </li></ul><ul><li>High neuroendocrine activity: </li></...
Large Cell Ca <ul><li>Likely represent squamous cell and adenocarcinomas that are undifferentiated </li></ul>
Complications of Lung Ca <ul><li>Obstruction – emphysema vs. atelectasis </li></ul><ul><li>PNA – abscess formation </li></...
Diagnosis <ul><li>Start with H&P </li></ul><ul><li>Illicit good history, especially social including exposure risks </li><...
Diagnosis <ul><li>CXR – identifies nodules usually >1cm </li></ul><ul><li>CT Chest – more definitive view of lung parenchy...
Differential <ul><li>Other than cancer:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Symptoms of Lung Ca <ul><li>PNA </li></ul><ul><li>Effusions </li></ul><ul><li>Hoarseness/dysphagia </li></ul><ul><li>SOB, ...
Paraneoplastic syndromes <ul><li>SIADH – small cell </li></ul><ul><li>ACTH-producing tumors – small cell </li></ul><ul><li...
Work-up <ul><li>If cancer is the answer, tissue is the issue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. bronch vs. VATS vs. CT-guided bx o...
Staging - TNM <ul><li>Tumor size: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T1 < or = to 3cm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T2 > 3cm </li></ul></u...
Staging - TNM <ul><li>Lymph Node </li></ul><ul><ul><li>N0 = no involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N1 = hilar nodes </l...
Staging - TNM <ul><li>Metastases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M0 = none </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M1 = presence (nonresectable) ...
Staging Continued <ul><li>Stage IA  -  T1 N0 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>Stage IB  -  T2 N0 M0 (T > 3cm) </li></ul>
Staging Continued <ul><li>Stage IIA  -  T1 N1 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>Stage IIB  -  T2 N1 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>T3 N0 M0 </li>...
Staging Continued <ul><li>Stage IIIA -  T3 N1 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>T1-3 N2 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>Stage IIIB -  Any T N3 M0 ...
Staging Continued <ul><li>Stage IV  -  Any T Any N M1 </li></ul>
Treatment Options <ul><li>Thoracotomy with resection is the only curative treatment available </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical o...
Contraindications for Surgery <ul><li>MI within past 3 months, within 6 months only relative </li></ul><ul><li>Major arrhy...
Prognosis
  5-Year Relative Survival Rates by Year of Diagnosis Year of Diagnosis All Races Whites Blacks Both Sexes Males Females B...
Conclusions <ul><li>Lung cancer is a common malignancy in our society and throughout the world with the overall highest mo...
Conclusions <ul><li>Finally, more research needs to be done for the treatment of lung cancer and perhaps the development a...
Thank You <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Food for thought: </li></ul><ul><li>“If you want to smoke </li></ul><ul><li...
References <ul><li>Cotran, Kumar, Collins.  Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease . 6 th  edition, pages 741-753. </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. A Case <ul><li>Mr. G </li></ul><ul><li>61 y/o male transferred from OSH for weakness, HA </li></ul><ul><li>Had abnormal imaging discovered at OSH </li></ul><ul><li>Sx’s present for ~3-4 months </li></ul><ul><li>What else do you want to know? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Case continued <ul><li>HA’s occur 3-4 times/day, lasting 10-15 minutes with a black spot in the center of his R eye visual field </li></ul><ul><li>Was seen 2 months earlier in UCC, evaluated by neuro who recommended MRI, scheduled 11 days from now </li></ul>
  3. 3. Case continued <ul><li>Notes LUE weakness, intermittently dropping objects </li></ul><ul><li>Intermittent LLE weakness and increased sense of smell </li></ul><ul><li>Remainder of ROS unremarkable except for some mild increased SOB </li></ul><ul><li>Next? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Case continued <ul><li>PMH – migraines, depression, DLD </li></ul><ul><li>Social – handyman, former factory worker, remote EtOH (16 years ago), 1.5-2 ppd with 80 pack year hx </li></ul><ul><li>Medications – combivent, metoprolol, simvastatin, ASA, omeprazole, naproxen </li></ul><ul><li>After history comes… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Case continued <ul><li>Physical exam </li></ul><ul><li>97.2 – 88 – 20 – 138/82 – 95% RA </li></ul><ul><li>GEN: Alert, intermittent confusion </li></ul><ul><li>HEENT: NC/AT, PERRLA, EOMI, MMM </li></ul><ul><li>RESP: CTAB, occ wheeze </li></ul><ul><li>CVS: RRR No g/m/r </li></ul><ul><li>ABD: Soft. NT/ND +BS </li></ul><ul><li>EXT:Warm, well-perfused. No c/c/e </li></ul>
  6. 6. Case continued <ul><li>NEURO:Grossly non-focal with good motor strength bilaterally in upper and lower extremities. Sensation intact. Noted to have transient weakness/instability on ambulation by nursing staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Now what? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Case continued <ul><li>Work-up includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Na K Cl CO2 BUN Cr Glu Ca </li></ul><ul><li>137 4.6 105 23 21 0.83 146 9.9 </li></ul><ul><li>TP Alb TB AP AST ALT </li></ul><ul><li>7.6 4.4 0.6 100 18 17 </li></ul><ul><li>WBC Hgb Hct Plt </li></ul><ul><li>7.4 16.8 47.7 246 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Case continued <ul><li>Imaging as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>CT head - at least two mass lesions in the right cerebral hemisphere resulting in extensive right cerebral edema and leftward subfalcine shift and ventricular effacement. There is sulcal effacement as well. No uncal herniation is identified. There is no associated hemorrhage.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Also noted mass lesion posterior in the left parietal lobe w/ ass’d edema </li></ul>
  9. 9. Case continued <ul><li>MRI - Multiple supratentorial metastatic lesions with the largest lesion in the right parietal lobe with mass-effect and midline shift of 1 cm. Focal area of chronic ischemic change/gliosis in the right cerebellar hemisphere </li></ul>
  10. 10. Case continued <ul><li>Next step? </li></ul><ul><li>Treat the acute process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steroids: Decadron 6mg Q6h </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuro following </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So what about that CXR? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Case continued <ul><li>CXR - Right hilar soft tissue fullness, recommend CT chest as well as chronic appearing coarse interstitial densities in the lungs are likely reflecting sequela from smoking and/or emphysema </li></ul><ul><li>CT Chest - Subcarinal and right hilar adenopathy with maximal diameter of 2.3 cm associated with several right lung nodules </li></ul><ul><li>CT Abd/pelv – unremarkable </li></ul>
  12. 12. Case continued <ul><li>A diagnostic test was performed </li></ul><ul><li>Bronch showed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative endobronchial bx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BAL negative for malignant cells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subcarinal LN bx: non-small cell lung ca </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Case continued <ul><li>Pt discharged after acute process resolved and was seen by H/O in f/u – completed course of radiation therapy to brain and initiated on Tarceva </li></ul><ul><li>T1N1M1 = stage IV </li></ul><ul><li>Despite therapy had progression of disease so was initiated on carbo/taxol therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat MRI showed worsening cerebral edema </li></ul>
  14. 14. Case continued <ul><li>Three months later pt admitted for worsening fatigue/weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Hospice services initiated and patient passed away 9 days later </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lung Cancer Matthew Knoch Senior Talk May 20 th and 22 nd , 2009 University Hospitals Case Medical Center and VA, Cleveland OH
  16. 16. Objectives <ul><li>Identify background knowledge of lung cancer rates and incidence, including etiology and causal factors </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the different types of lung malignancies and understand their diagnosis, staging and prognosis </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the basic treatment options </li></ul>
  17. 17. Background Information <ul><li>Most common type of cancer in industrialized nations – leading cause of mortality from cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts for 13% of all new cancer diagnoses and 30% of cancer deaths in men and 7% of deaths among both sexes however incidence in women is increasing greatly </li></ul><ul><li>Remains the most frequent fatal malignancy, ~91K male and ~71K female deaths/year </li></ul>
  18. 18. Background Information (Cont) <ul><li>Annual deaths have increased from 18,000 in 1950 to 158,000 in 1997 in US and roughly 900,000 deaths worldwide with >50% of those in developed countries </li></ul><ul><li>Death rate has also increased 3-fold from 19.9 to 74 per 100,000 in men and 7-fold 4.5 to 31 per 100,000 in women during same time period </li></ul><ul><li>Spectrum of disease – more deaths than the next 3 most common cancers combined (colon/rectum, breast and prostate) – 114,690 cases/90,810 deaths in men and 182,460 cases/71,030 deaths in women in 2008 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Background Information (Cont) <ul><li>Accounts for 13% of all malignancies in both sexes </li></ul><ul><li>Most often occurs between ages 40-70, peaks in the 50-60 age range </li></ul>
  20. 20. So what causes lung cancer? <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Probably multifactorial (genetics?) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not the Only cause (90% of </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> cases)…but also based upon: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1. Amount of daily smoking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2. Tendency to inhale </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. Duration of smoking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> 4. Age of initiation of smoking? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increases risk by about 10-20 fold </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>over non-smokers in </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>retrospective studies compared </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>with control subjects, shown by </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> landmark epidemiologic studies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> in the 1950’s in US/Britain </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. It doesn’t stop there <ul><li>Cancers of the lip, tongue, oropharynx, throat, bladder and kidney cancer are all implicated in smoking </li></ul><ul><li>So what helps? </li></ul><ul><li>• Smoking cessation 10 years out returns risk level to that of nonsmokers (dose response relationship exists) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Why are cigarettes so bad and how do they cause cancer? <ul><li>Over 1200 chemical substances (50 identifiable carcinogens) found in the smoke of cigarettes including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiators such as PAH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoters such as phenol derivatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radioactive elements: polonium-210, carbon-14, potassium-40 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others: arsenic, nickel, molds, additives </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. More on Dose Response <ul><li>The Cancer Prevention Study II (CPSII) followed >1,000,000 smokers for 6 years and found that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 ppd = 22x the risk of dying from lung cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 ppd = 45x the risk of dying from lung cancer </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Also helpful, kind of: <ul><li>At least in the US: public health interventions, litigation and education have contributed to a decline in smoking and therefore lung cancer rates, however this is not the case in developing nations across the globe </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly 20-25% of the American population continues to smoke </li></ul>
  25. 25. Cigarette Consumption, per capita in adults
  26. 26. More good news… <ul><li>Experiments have been unsuccessful in causing lung cancer in laboratory animals through prolonged exposure to smoke </li></ul><ul><li>On the other hand, bronchioloalveolar cancers have been demonstrated but these are not seen very often in human smokers </li></ul>
  27. 27. Other Risk Factors <ul><li>Industrial – radiation exposure, asbestos, workers exposed to nickel/chromate/coal/ mustard gas/arsenic/berylium/iron/gold/ haloether and newspaper industry workers (9-15%) </li></ul><ul><li>Air pollution – both indoor and outdoor (1-2%), radon (10%), difficult to determine though </li></ul><ul><li>Second hand smoke: nonsmoking women married to smokers had a 1.2x risk of developing cancer – possible hormonal/metabolism effects, even higher if >2 ppd (roughly 3000 case/year) </li></ul><ul><li>Combined risk factors approach 100% </li></ul>
  28. 28. Molecular Genetics <ul><li>So what does the cumulative effect of all of these risk factors mean? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is thought that by the time a tumor in the lung has developed that anywhere from 10 to 20 genetic mutations have occurred before a tumor develops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These include c-myc, K-ras and p53 </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Other factors implicated <ul><li>Scarring – researchers have noted cancer formation in the region of prior lung scarring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These include areas of old infarct, metallic foreign bodies, wounds and granulomatous infections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most of these cancers are histiologically adenocarcinomas </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Types Of Lung Cancer <ul><li>Squamous cell – 25-40%, epidermoid derived </li></ul><ul><li>Adenocarcinoma – 25-40%, bronchial, acinar, papillary, solid, broncioalveolar </li></ul><ul><li>Small cell – 20-25%, oat, intermediate cell </li></ul><ul><li>Large cell – 10-15%, undifferentiated, giant or clear cell </li></ul><ul><li>Combined – squamous and adenocarcinoma </li></ul>
  31. 31. So what about gender? <ul><li>Since the 1950’s, a >500% lung cancer mortality has been identified in women </li></ul><ul><li>Partially due to increasing number of women smokers, but it has also been observed that dose for dose women have increased susceptibility to carcinogen exposure than men </li></ul>
  32. 32. Good News <ul><li>The most important risk factors implicated in lung cancer are modifiable, e.g. stop smoking </li></ul>
  33. 33. Mechanism of cancer formation <ul><li>Begins as in situ cytologic atypia that multiplies into tumor formation </li></ul><ul><li>May progress into the lumen, spread to adjacent areas of carina or mediastinum with nodal involvement, pleural invasion </li></ul><ul><li>Intraparenchymal mass formation </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid growth may cause local obstruction, hemorrhage or necrosis depending on rate of growth and location </li></ul>
  34. 34. What lung cancer likes <ul><li>Adrenals - ~50% of cancers </li></ul><ul><li>Liver – 30-50% </li></ul><ul><li>Brain – 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Bone – 20% </li></ul>
  35. 35. Adenocarcinoma <ul><li>Includes bronchial-derived and bronchioloalveolar, 80% contain mucin </li></ul><ul><li>Incidence greatly increased in the past 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>Most common form in women, probably in men too; being seen more in smokers </li></ul><ul><li>Cause for the increase? Perhaps related to addition of filters and deeper inhalation </li></ul>
  36. 36. Squamous Cell Ca <ul><li>More often found in men, usually associated with long smoking history </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally located lesions and spread locally </li></ul><ul><li>Later metasteses </li></ul>
  37. 37. Small Cell Ca <ul><li>Oat cell’s given small histologic appearance </li></ul><ul><li>High neuroendocrine activity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PTH-like peptides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuron-specific enolase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strongly associated with Tob exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally located </li></ul>
  38. 38. Large Cell Ca <ul><li>Likely represent squamous cell and adenocarcinomas that are undifferentiated </li></ul>
  39. 39. Complications of Lung Ca <ul><li>Obstruction – emphysema vs. atelectasis </li></ul><ul><li>PNA – abscess formation </li></ul><ul><li>SVC syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Pericarditis </li></ul><ul><li>Pleuritis </li></ul><ul><li>Neuroendocrine abnormalities </li></ul><ul><li>Hypercoagulable states </li></ul>
  40. 40. Diagnosis <ul><li>Start with H&P </li></ul><ul><li>Illicit good history, especially social including exposure risks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cough, hemoptysis, weight loss, chest pain, SOB </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical exam </li></ul>
  41. 41. Diagnosis <ul><li>CXR – identifies nodules usually >1cm </li></ul><ul><li>CT Chest – more definitive view of lung parenchyma and adjacent lymph nodes </li></ul><ul><li>PET scan – helpful in staging to determine degree of metastases </li></ul><ul><li>MRI/CT brain – useful in looking at CNS involvement </li></ul>
  42. 42. Differential <ul><li>Other than cancer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other lung pathology: PTX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple PNA’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarcoid </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. Symptoms of Lung Ca <ul><li>PNA </li></ul><ul><li>Effusions </li></ul><ul><li>Hoarseness/dysphagia </li></ul><ul><li>SOB, diaphragm paralysis, chest pain, rib involvement </li></ul><ul><li>SVC Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Horner’s Syndrome – Pancoast tumors </li></ul><ul><li>Pericarditis/tamponade </li></ul>
  44. 44. Paraneoplastic syndromes <ul><li>SIADH – small cell </li></ul><ul><li>ACTH-producing tumors – small cell </li></ul><ul><li>PTH/PTH-rp – squamous cell </li></ul><ul><li>Calcitonin </li></ul><ul><li>Gonadotropin </li></ul><ul><li>Serotonin </li></ul><ul><li>Lambert-Eaton syndrome – small cell </li></ul>
  45. 45. Work-up <ul><li>If cancer is the answer, tissue is the issue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. bronch vs. VATS vs. CT-guided bx or peripheral bx </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. Staging - TNM <ul><li>Tumor size: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T1 < or = to 3cm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T2 > 3cm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T3 = local extension (parietal pleura, chest wall or within 2cm of carina) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T4 = spread to great vessels, trachea, mediastinum, esophagus or malignant effusion (nonresectable) </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Staging - TNM <ul><li>Lymph Node </li></ul><ul><ul><li>N0 = no involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N1 = hilar nodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N2 = mediastinal nodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>N3 = contralateral nodes or ipsilateral supraclavicular (nonresectable) </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. Staging - TNM <ul><li>Metastases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M0 = none </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M1 = presence (nonresectable) </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. Staging Continued <ul><li>Stage IA - T1 N0 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>Stage IB - T2 N0 M0 (T > 3cm) </li></ul>
  50. 50. Staging Continued <ul><li>Stage IIA - T1 N1 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>Stage IIB - T2 N1 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>T3 N0 M0 </li></ul>
  51. 51. Staging Continued <ul><li>Stage IIIA - T3 N1 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>T1-3 N2 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>Stage IIIB - Any T N3 M0 </li></ul><ul><li>T4 Any N M0 </li></ul>
  52. 52. Staging Continued <ul><li>Stage IV - Any T Any N M1 </li></ul>
  53. 53. Treatment Options <ul><li>Thoracotomy with resection is the only curative treatment available </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical options available if NOT a small cell ca </li></ul><ul><li>Chemotherapy (platinum based, topoisomerase and mitotic inhibitors), radiation and adjuvant debulking surgery (usually only palliative unless used in conjunction with curative resection) </li></ul>
  54. 54. Contraindications for Surgery <ul><li>MI within past 3 months, within 6 months only relative </li></ul><ul><li>Major arrhythmias </li></ul><ul><li>Severe pulmonary HTN </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-op hypoxia </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-op FEV 1 /FVC < 80% </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-op FEV 1 < 1L </li></ul><ul><li>Predictive post-op FEV 1 /FVC < 40% OR </li></ul><ul><li>FEV 1 <1L </li></ul>
  55. 55. Prognosis
  56. 56.   5-Year Relative Survival Rates by Year of Diagnosis Year of Diagnosis All Races Whites Blacks Both Sexes Males Females Both Sexes Males Females Both Sexes Males Females 1960-1963 a - - - 8 7 11 5 5 6 1970-1973 a - - - 10 9 14 7 6 10 1975-1977 b 12.7 11.5 15.8 12.8 11.5 15.9 11.5 10.8 14.0 1978-1980 b 13.3 11.8 16.7 13.4 12.0 16.6 12.1 10.0 18.1 1981-1983 b 13.7 12.1 16.9 13.9 12.3 17.1 11.7 10.5 15.1 1984-1986 b 13.3 11.6 16.4 13.5 11.7 16.7 11.4 10.7 13.0 1987-1989 b 13.5 12.4 15.4 13.8 12.5 15.8 11.2 11.1 11.5 1990-1992 b 14.1 12.6 16.3 14.5 13.0 16.6 10.8 9.6 12.8 1993-1995 b 14.9 12.9 17.4 15.1 13.1 17.7 13.1 11.6 15.8 1996-1998 b 15.2 13.4 17.4 15.4 13.5 17.7 12.7 11.0 15.2 1999-2005 b 16.3 e 14.0 e 18.8 e 16.6 e 14.4 e 19.1 e 12.9 e 11.1 15.2
  57. 57. Conclusions <ul><li>Lung cancer is a common malignancy in our society and throughout the world with the overall highest morbidity/mortality in terms of malignancies that unfortunately has not seen a significant increase in survival rates over the past several decades </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom line, the best thing we can do as physicians to prevent this disease is to promote smoking cessation </li></ul>
  58. 58. Conclusions <ul><li>Finally, more research needs to be done for the treatment of lung cancer and perhaps the development and implementation of a screening tool for earlier diagnosis and treatment of the disease </li></ul>
  59. 59. Thank You <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Food for thought: </li></ul><ul><li>“If you want to smoke </li></ul><ul><li>something, smoke a </li></ul><ul><li>banana” </li></ul>
  60. 60. References <ul><li>Cotran, Kumar, Collins. Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease . 6 th edition, pages 741-753. </li></ul><ul><li>American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org </li></ul><ul><li>Uptodate </li></ul><ul><li>George, Light, Matthay, Matthay. Chest Medicine – Essentials of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine , pages 316-344. </li></ul><ul><li>Carpenter, Griggs, Loscalzo. Cecil Essentials of Medicine, 6 th edition, pages 213-221. </li></ul>
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