Bronchial Carcinoma: An Integrated Approach to Diagnosis and Management
ISBN/ASIN: 9781447135180,9781447135166 | 1984 | English | pdf | 298/299 pages | 10.3 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag London | Author: Michael Bates (auth.), Michael Bates FRCS, FACS (eds.) | Edition: 1
In a condition of such complexity as bronchial carcinoma and at a time when the scientist's understanding of malignant disease is still incomplete, it is inevitable that views within the medical profession will proliferate. This book is an attempt to assemble these views in the light of 33 years of surgical experience and is intended for those specialists who will be concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in the foreseeable future. The wide clinical experience of the contributing authors has ena bled every aspect of this disease to be considered, with emphasis being placed on diagnostic techniques such as CT scanning and fine needle transpleural biopsy, as well as on the latest method of treatment by lasers. Bronchial carcinoma remains the major cause of cancer death in the United Kingdom, accounting for 60Jo of all deaths. While the incidence has decreased slightly in the male population, there has been an equivalent increase in the female population.