Radiation therapy in bronchogenic carcinoma.

  title={Radiation therapy in bronchogenic carcinoma.},
  author={Robert G Slawson and Robert Michael Scott},
  volume={132 1},
Response of intrathoracic symptoms to thoracic irradiation was evaluated in 330 patients. Superior vena caval syndrome and hemoptysis showed the best response, with rates of 86% and 83%, respectively, compared to 73% for pain in the shoulder and arm and 60% for dyspnea and chest pain. Atelectasis showed re-expansion in only 23% of cases, but this figure increased to 57% for patients with oat-cell carcinoma. Vocal cord paralysis improved in only 6% of cases. Radiation therapy has a definite… CONTINUE READING


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