5 - Distant metastases in lung cancer patients
Özlem Maral, Kubilay İnanç, Didem Karaçetin, Ahmet Uyanoğlu, Oktay İncekara
OBJECTIVE: in this study we evaluated distant metastases of patients who were treated of lung cancer. 2
STUDY DESIGN: in years of 1989-1997, 2284 lung cancer patients have been follow up in our clinic we evaluated 562 lung cancer patients in our clinic who have been followed more than six months.
RESULTS: in all histological subtypes the most common metastatic site is brain. 450 patients are non small cell lung cancer, 112 patients are small cell lung cancer. 114 patients have metastatic disease when they came first.
CONCLUSION: Due to often recurrence of distant metastases, it is adviseble to ·apply more effective treatment methods.
Keywords: Lung cancer, metastases.
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