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How effective is a thoracotomy for treating lung cancer?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Very: Surgical resection for non-small cell lung cancer is the best treatment overall. It removes the tumor, and allows for examination of the lymph nodes to determine if it has spread outside of the immediate area. Resection can be done by thoracotomy or thoracoscopy. The choice of approach depends on the training and experience of the operating surgeon.

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How effective is Irinotecan for treating lung cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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Moderate: Irinotecan ,( Camptosar), is used alone or in combination with cisplatin for lung Ca. It functions to prevent DNA from unwinding by inhibition of topoisomerase 1,. It has demonstrated activity in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In single-agent studies, the response rates are as high as 35% ; in combination with cisplatin, response rates have ranged as high as 50%, As new im

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