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Vol 1, No 1 (2002): Polish Palliative Medicine
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Published online: 2002-05-07
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Dyspnea in paties with lung cancer

Ewa Jassem, Jacek Jassem
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2002;1(1):3-10.

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Vol 1, No 1 (2002): Polish Palliative Medicine
Artykuły poglądowe
Published online: 2002-05-07

Abstract

Lung cancer is the most common human malignancy. Treatment of this tumor is still unsatisfactory and fiveyear survival rates do not exceed 10%. In Poland, at presentation only 15% of patients are suitable for curative treatment and the remaining receive palliative care. Dyspnea occurs in 40-60% of lung cancer patients and is associated with tumor advancement. In this review mechanisms and etiology of dyspnea are presented. A focus is given to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and endobronchial procedures. Addressed are also pleurodesis and supportive treatment.

Abstract

Lung cancer is the most common human malignancy. Treatment of this tumor is still unsatisfactory and fiveyear survival rates do not exceed 10%. In Poland, at presentation only 15% of patients are suitable for curative treatment and the remaining receive palliative care. Dyspnea occurs in 40-60% of lung cancer patients and is associated with tumor advancement. In this review mechanisms and etiology of dyspnea are presented. A focus is given to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and endobronchial procedures. Addressed are also pleurodesis and supportive treatment.
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Keywords

lung cancer; dyspnea

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Title

Dyspnea in paties with lung cancer

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 1, No 1 (2002): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

3-10

Published online

2002-05-07

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2002;1(1):3-10.

Keywords

lung cancer
dyspnea

Authors

Ewa Jassem
Jacek Jassem

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