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Adenocarcinoma pressing on the left main stem bronchus. Pulmonologist recommends an endobronchial stent and/or targeted radiation. Thoughts?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: There are >1 choices

Your case can be best managed by a team of oncologists working together. A medical oncologist can/ should coordinate your management.
Radiotherapy alone or in combination with chemotherapy may be the best choice. Stenting is an option which is best kept to later use when there is no other treatment options. Right now you need treatment for cancer in addition to mechanical help which is all stent d.

In brief: There are >1 choices

Your case can be best managed by a team of oncologists working together. A medical oncologist can/ should coordinate your management.
Radiotherapy alone or in combination with chemotherapy may be the best choice. Stenting is an option which is best kept to later use when there is no other treatment options. Right now you need treatment for cancer in addition to mechanical help which is all stent d.
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