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Surveillance Not Resection Called Best For Subsolid Lung Nodules

from MedPage Today

The presence of subsolid nodules (SSNs) in the lung can be considered a biomarker of cancer risk, and should be managed with active surveillance rather than early resection, according to a European research group. Analysis of 9.3 years of follow-up from the ongoing Multicenter Italian Lung Detection (MILD) trial showed that a lung cancer-specific mortality in patients with SSNs (sometimes called ground-glass opacities) was significantly increased with a hazard ratio of 3.80 compared to those without lung nodules. more

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