Non-small cell lung cancer
Staging and prognostic factors
|Lung Cancer News|
Staging of lung cancer
The most important prognostic factor in lung cancer is the stage of disease.
Performance status & weight loss
Patients who are ambulatory have a significantly longer survival than those who are nonambulatory.
Patients who have lost > 5% of body weight during the preceding 3-6 months have a worse prognosis
Molecular prognostic factors
Several studies have indicated that mutations of the K-ras proto-oncogene is a poor prognostic factor in individuals with stage IV NSCLC.
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