Surgery for small cell lung cancer

Alberto de Hoyos, Malcolm M. DeCamp*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) comprises approximately 14% of all lung cancer cases. Most patients present with locally advanced or metastatic disease and are therefore treated nonoperatively with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or both. A small subset of patients with SCLC present with early-stage disease and will benefit from surgical resection plus chemotherapy. The rationale for radiotherapy in these patients remains controversial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-409
Number of pages11
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Early-stage small cell lung cancer
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung resection
  • Small cell lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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