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Survival following resection for lung cancer as a second primary cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8775608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A second operation was done on 59 patients with lung cancer (7.4% of all those with lung cancer) as a second primary (double primary), during 1974-1991. There were 16 synchronous tumors (interval less than one year) and 43 metachronous tumors (interval over one year). The criteria for diagnosing lung cancer as a second primary from intrapulmonary metastases were any of the following: 1) different histologic type; 2) origin from carcinoma in situ; 3) gross appearance suggestive of primary lung cancer. The initial operation was in the stomach in 14 patients and in the lung in 10. The overall 5-year survival rate in the double primaries was 57.8%, and the prognosis was similar to those in the single primaries of the lung. Nineteen patients died from the second tumor following the second operation, compared with 5 from the initial tumor. The incidence of primary lung cancer increases, and close follow-up after resection for malignant neoplasms detects a new shadow in the chest roentgenogram. It offers a chance of early detection of primary lung cancer and subsequent resection with acceptable results.
T Ishida; G Saitoh; R Maruyama; Y Fukuyama; M Hamatake; T Inoue; T Mitsudomi; K Sugimachi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    1995 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-04     Completed Date:  1996-12-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery II, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Lung Neoplasms / mortality*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / mortality*,  surgery
Neoplasms, Second Primary / mortality*,  surgery
Retrospective Studies
Stomach Neoplasms / mortality*,  surgery
Survival Rate

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