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How is radiation and chemotherapy beneficial for people with Pancoast tumors?

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Studies demonstrate that radiation and chemotherapy -- before surgery -- in doses strong enough to shrink the tumor:

  • Decrease the chance that the tumor will grow back
  • Prevent tumor cells from growing elsewhere in the body
  • Increase the chance of survival compared with radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery alone

From: Pancoast Tumors WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 26, 2017

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Pancoast Tumor from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 26, 2017

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