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Pancoast Tumor (cont.)

Pancoast Tumor Treatment

Medical Treatment

Medical management has only a secondary role in the treatment of Pancoast tumors. In persons with disseminated lung cancer (cancer that has spread), medical treatment is required for palliation (reducing the symptoms without curing the underlying cause).

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In 1932, Pancoast defined a superior pulmonary sulcus tumor as a mass growing at the thoracic inlet that produces a constant and characteristic clinical presentation of pain in an eighth cervical or first and second thoracic trunk distribution.

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