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Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer : A Case Report FREE TO VIEW

Ian C. Anderson
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From the Thoracic Oncology Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians

Chest. 1997;112(4_Supplement):249S-250S. doi:10.1378/chest.112.4_Supplement.249S
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Because small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is very responsive to chemotherapy, an attempt at treatment is warranted even in poor-prognosis patients with limited-stage disease. Concurrent thoracic radiotherapy and prophylactic cranial irradiation should be considered in such cases. A case report of an elderly, debilitated patient with limited-stage SCLC is presented, and his management is discussed.




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