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The treatment of carcinoma of the lung by radiotherapy
  1. Thomas J. Deeley

    Abstract

    Where the diagnosis of cancer of the lung is made by bronchoscopy the preferred treatment is surgery for squamous lesions and radiotherapy for anaplastic and oat-cell lesions. In inoperable tumours 8% of patients survive for more than 3 years after a radical course of radiotherapy; some clinical trials aimed at improving this survival rate are described. This lecture deals with the established disease, earlier diagnosis, before spread, would make radical treatment with a possibility of cure possible in more patients but this disease can be prevented to a large degree and this is the obvious method of attack.

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