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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Prior to surgery, the doctor carefully assesses and stages the cancer. Some patients may receive preoperative irradiation of 30 Gy (3000 rad) over 2 weeks. After a 2- to 4-week interval, the doctor surgically removes the chest wall, lower brachial plexus, and the entire lung. The survival rate associated with this procedure is 30% at 5 years.
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