Five-Year Survival--A term commonly used as the statistical
basis for successful treatment. A patient with cancer is generally
considered cured after five or more years without recurrence of
Frozen Section--A technique in which tissue is removed by
biopsy, then frozen, cut into thin slices, stained and examined under
a microscope. A pathologist can rapidly examine a frozen section for
immediate diagnosis. This procedure is often done during surgery to
help the physician decide the most appropriate course of action.
Jan 31, 2013 - Early palliative care clinic visits, integrated with standard oncologic care for patients with metastatic lung cancer, emphasize symptom management, coping, and psychosocial aspects of illness, according to research published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.