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Staying (Lung) Safe this Holiday Season

Lung Cancer | Last Active: Mar 31 9:23pm | Replies (27)

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Oh, boy, Lilly. I'm drawing a blank. What is Stas? Is this it?

Spread through air spaces (STAS) is a spreading phenomenon of lung cancers, which is defined as tumor cells within air spaces in the lung parenchyma beyond the edge of the main tumor

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Yes thats it. Some surgeons will say if Stas is present you need a completion lobectomy, while others including mine does not. My surgeon said if he thought I needed a completion lobectomy ( to go back in and take out the remainder of the lobe) he would do it. In some trials there seems to be a significant chance of recurrence wiyh a wedge rescetion verses a lobectomy when Stas is present. My Dr said the trials never talk about those who go on to be fine. So I will be followed as I guess we all are. Thanks!

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