Pancoast Tumor (cont.)
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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.
Chemotherapy and radiation can result in no evidence of viable cancer in the
Factors that have a negative effect on outlook can be summarized as follows:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/9/2015
Shabir Bhimji, MD
Sarah K May, MD
Winston W Tan, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Shreekanth V Karwande, MBBS
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