Preoperative serum carcinoembryonic antigen level is a prognostic factor in women with early non-small-cell lung cancer.
- Published Article
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
- Publication Date
Feb 01, 2007
Preoperative serum CEA level and tumor size are independent prognostic factors in female patients with stage I NSCLC. In contrast, visceral pleural invasion was not associated with the prognosis. Importantly, these results suggest that female patients with abnormally high preoperative CEA level and tumor size larger than 3 cm may need a thorough preoperative evaluation and careful postoperative follow-up to rule out occult metastasis of early NSCLC.
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