Published in Cancer Weekly, September 6th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Oncologist, "SCLC accounts for approximately 20% of lung carcinomas. Chemotherapy is the cornerstone of treatment for SCLC."
"In limited disease, the median survival time is about 12-16 months, with a 4%-5% long-term survival rate; in extensive disease the median survival time is 7-11 months. More than 50% of lung cancer patients are diagnosed when they are over the age of 65, and about 30% are over 70. Elderly patients tolerate chemotherapy poorly compared with their younger counterparts, because of...
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