Items Tagged ‘Limited Disease Lung Cancer – Small Cell’

June 14th, 2011

Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation May Improve Survival in Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Radiation to the brain prior to detectable spread of cancer to the brain improved survival in patients with both early- and late-stage small cell lung cancer. These results were recently presented at the 2011 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a fast-growing type of lung cancer and accounts […]

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Tags: Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Limited Disease Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News


February 11th, 2010

Smoking Cessation After Lung Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

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Quitting smoking after a diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death. These results were published in the British Medical Journal. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with an estimated 159,000 deaths each year. Smoking cessation is known to reduce a smoker’s […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Limited Disease Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Stages I-IIIA Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


October 14th, 2008

Non-Platinum Chemotherapy as Effective for SCLC

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Non-Platinum Chemotherapy as Effective for SCLC Chemotherapy regimens that do not contain platinum agents (Platinol and Paraplatin) appear to be just as effective as regimens that do contain platinum agents in the treatment of small cell lung cancer. These results were recently published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) […]

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Tags: Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Limited Disease Lung Cancer - Small Cell