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Delays in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer for patients treated with radiation therapy.
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PMID:  23015117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To describe delays in diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in patients treated by radiotherapy from the first abnormal imaging to the first day of treatment. Our retrospective single-center study included all patients treated for primary lung cancer in our center receiving radiotherapy alone or in association to chemotherapy or surgery, between 1st May and 15th September 2011. We included 40 patients. Mean age was 65.3 years and sex ratio was 4 (32 males). In 72.5% (n = 29) of the cases, the objective of the treatment was palliative. Median delay between the first abnormal imaging to the first day of treatment was 75.5 days (CI 95% [63.6-134.4]). Median diagnostic delay to obtain a pathological proof was 38 days (CI 95% [27.9-100]). Median therapeutic delay to start treatment was 31 days (CI 95% [24.6-38.5]). When considering radiotherapy, median delay between multidisciplinary staff decision and first radiotherapy session was 26 days (CI 95% [22.4-33.3]). The study of the delays in diagnosis and treatment is the first step to reduce them. Detailed analysis helps to propose some measures to improve these delays.
Authors:
Caroline Rivera; Juliette Mathiaux; Thibaud Haaser; Hugues Begueret; Jacques Jougon; Renaud Trouette
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin du cancer     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1769-6917     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Cancer     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0072416     Medline TA:  Bull Cancer     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
CHU de Bordeaux, hôpital Saint-André, service de radiothérapie, 1, rue Jean-Burguet, 33000 Bordeaux, France, CHU de Bordeaux, hôpital Haut-Lévêque, service de chirurgie thoracique, 1, avenue de Magellan, 33604 Pessac, France, Centre hospitalier de la côte Basque, service de chirurgie thoracique et vasculaire, 13, avenue de l'Interne-Jacques-Loëb, BP 8, 64109 Bayonne cedex, France.
Vernacular Title:
Délais de prise en charge initiale des patients atteints de cancer bronchique traités en radiothérapie.
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