Pancoast Tumor (cont.)
Shabir Bhimji, MD
Sarah K May, MD
Winston W Tan, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Shreekanth V Karwande, MBBS
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In the past, Pancoast tumors were considered inoperable and incurable because of their relative inaccessibility and extensive invasion of nearby tissues and structures. However, recent studies have shown that, in some persons, the tumor completely stops growing and the pain is gone. In addition, survival rates have improved.
Factors that have a negative effect on outlook can be summarized as follows:
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