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          VOLUME 35 / ISSUE 3


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11 - Small cell lung cancer patients at general characteristics of our clinic

Özlem Maral, Didem Karaçetin, Saliha Peksu, Ahmet Uyanoğlu, Öznur Aksakal, Oktay İncekara

Objective: We aimed to evaluate general characteristics of the patients who wer treated at our clinic between the years of 1989-1997. Study Design: In our study between the years of 1989-1997, 112 patients with small cell lung cancer who were followed for at least 6 months were evaluated retrospectively.

Results: The youngest patient was 35 years old and the oldest one was 78 years old. The median age was 55. 107 patients were male, 5 patients wer female. 101 patients were used to smoke. The major symptom was cough. 76 patients had higher than %70 performance status according to Karnofsky Performance Status. According to stages;39 patients had limited disease, 73 patients had disseminated disease. The most common distant mekastases was obseiwed at brain. The most common tumor location was santral region. Chemoteraphy and radiotheraphy was used in treatment of small cell lung cancer.

Conclusion. Small cell lung cancer is the second most common histologic type after epidermoid carcinoma of lungs. Although all treatment methods, it has poor prognosis. Median survival is approximately one year.

Keywords: Small cell lung cancer.

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