Câncer de pulmão no Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Lung cancer in Brazil

Grupo Brasileiro de Oncologia Torácica

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Abstract

Lung cancer is one of the most incident types of cancer and a leading cause of cancer mortality in Brazil. We reviewed the current status of lung cancer by searching relevant data on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in the country. This review highlights several issues that need to be addressed, including smoking control, patient lack of awareness, late diagnosis, and disparities in the access to cancer health care facilities in Brazil. We propose strategies to help overcome these limitations and challenge health care providers, as well as the society and governmental representatives, to work together and to take a step forward in fighting lung cancer.

Translated title of the contributionLung cancer in Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)55-64
Number of pages10
JournalJornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biomarkers
  • Brazil
  • Lung neoplasms/ diagnosis
  • Lung neoplasms/epidemiology
  • Lung neoplasms/therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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