Effective cardiac radiotherapy relieved life-threatening heart failure caused by advanced small cell lung cancer with cardiac metastasis: a case report.

Cardiac radiotherapy is rarely used in clinical practice because of concern of adverse effects on the heart. We present a case of a 64-year-old man with advanced small cell lung cancer (SCLC) treated with chemo-radiotherapy who attained partial remission initially but had disease progression to bulky cardiac metastasis and significant pericardial effusion… CONTINUE READING