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When might you start radiation therapy if you have small-cell lung cancer?

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Radiotherapy to the chest may be started as early as possible, or it may be given later in the course of treatment. This depends on factors such as the stage of the cancer and the person’s overall health.

From: Small-Cell Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

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American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

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