Table 195 Survival by stage

Stage

5 Year Survival

Stage I Stagell Stage IIIA Stage IIIB Stage IV

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c. False positive rates are equal between each procedure.

d. Thoracoscopic biopsy can be performed safely with a FEV1 of 1.5L.

e. The number of indeterminate diagnoses is higher with CT than tho-racoscopy.

3. A 55-year-old man with a long smoking history has a 2 cm irregular noncalcified lesion in the right upper lobe detected on chest radiograph. CT identifies the same peripheral nodule. He is asymptomatic, except for some fevers at night. Management should include:

a. Careful observation with serial x-rays b. Skin tests for TB and fungi c. Excision of the lesion d. Trial of antibiotic therapy e. Mediastinoscopy

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