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Pancoast Tumor (cont.)

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Chemotherapy for persons with Pancoast tumors is used only as an addition to surgery and radiation. Chemotherapy that includes the drugs cisplatin and etoposide may be administered following surgery.

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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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