A more upfront role for surgery in the management of stage IIIA (N2) non-small cell lung cancer?

David A. Waller

Abstract

There is no consensus on the role of surgical management in stage III(A) N2 disease but there are several alternative strategies which vary across the World. The variation reflects the lack of high grade evidence and the debate surrounding the results of the randomized trials that have been completed. However, there are certain principles that can be accepted.