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Cardiopulmonary System: Oncologic 

Cardiopulmonary System: Oncologic
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Cardiopulmonary System: Oncologic
Author(s):

Kyungmouk Steve Lee

, and Bradley B. Pua

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190276249.003.0029
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date: 15 September 2019

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States, with more than 160,000 Americans dying each year, and 1.6 million die of the disease worldwide. Interventional radiology (IR) involvement in the treatment of oncologic processes in the pulmonary system lags that of other organ systems, such as the hepatobiliary and renal systems. Nonetheless, more and more data is being accrued to support the utilization of minimally invasive techniques to treat both primary and secondary lung cancers. This chapter reviews the manifestation of lung cancer, as well as treatment options for oncologic diseases of the lung.

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