Radiotherapy as an alternative to surgery in elderly patients with resectable lung cancer.

@article{Noordijk1988RadiotherapyAA,
  title={Radiotherapy as an alternative to surgery in elderly patients with resectable lung cancer.},
  author={Evert M. Noordijk and E vd Poest Clement and J E Hermans and Aurystella M. Wever and Jan Willem H. Leer},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={1988},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={83-9}
}
From 1978 to 1983, 50 patients with a peripherally located non-small cell tumor of the lung were irradiated with curative intent. These patients were not operated upon because of poor cardiac or pulmonary condition, old age or refusal to operate. Mean age was 74 years, 40 patients being over 70 years of age. All patients had T1-2 N0M0 tumors according to… CONTINUE READING