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Spontaneous regression in advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
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PMID:  22802473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Locally advanced lung cancer, if untreated, typically progresses although the rapidity of progression may vary. The authors report the case of an 84-year-old woman who presented with radiologically progressive, biopsy proven stage IIIB (T2N3) squamous cell carcinoma in the left lower lobe of the lung. Her disease was too advanced for curative treatment and in view of the lack of symptoms to palliate, she received no anticancer treatment. In follow-up, her tumour was noted to spontaneously regress in size on serial chest x-rays. Eight months after biopsy, restaging CT showed complete resolution of the enlarged biopsy proven mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes and significant regression of the primary tumour. She remains clinically well.
Adam Gladwish; Katy Clarke; Andrea Bezjak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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