Impact of surveillance frequency on survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) survivors

Jyoti Malhotra, Salma K. Jabbour, Sharon Pine


Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for more than 86% of all lung cancers (1). Lung cancer survivors are a growing yet understudied patient population. Even with the high mortality associated with lung cancer, the number of lung cancer patients added to the survivor population every year is significantly high due to high lung cancer incidence rates (224,210 new cases diagnosed annually) (1).