Chemotherapy significantly increases the risk of radiation pneumonitis in radiation therapy of advanced lung cancer.

@article{Parashar2011ChemotherapySI,
  title={Chemotherapy significantly increases the risk of radiation pneumonitis in radiation therapy of advanced lung cancer.},
  author={B. S. Nagendra Parashar and Alison Edwards and Rajeev Mehta and Mark W Pasmantier and Alla Gabriella Wernicke and Albert M Sabbas and Roger S Kerestez and Dattatreyudu Nori and K S Clifford Chao},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={160-4}
}
INTRODUCTION The reported rate of developing radiation pneumonitis (RP) in patients receiving definitive radiation therapy (RT) for lung cancer is 5% to 36%. However, this incidence is probably underreported because of the nonspecific symptoms of RP that may be erroneously attributed to another cardiovascular or respiratory disorder. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of RP in lung cancer patients receiving RT or chemoradiation therapy. METHODS Of the 110 patients that… CONTINUE READING

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