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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121-125

Stage IV lung cancer: Is cure possible?


1 Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Thoracic Services, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Kumar Prabhash
Room No 18, Main Building, Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.116207

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Reporting a case, 53 years old male with stage IV Nonsamall cell lung cancer in view of cytologically proven malignant pleural effusion. Usually the management of stage IV lung cancer is with palliative intent where the patient receives palliative chemotherapy along with palliative radiotherapy and surgery if required. Most of the data on curative management of oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer includes patient with adrenal metastasis and some reports with brain metastasis. There is scarce literature on the surgical management of stage IV lung cancer with pleural effusion.


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