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Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Ishii M., Kuwahira I., Kobayashi I., Shioya S., Ohta Y., Iwasaki M. *, Inoue H. *
From the Department of Medicine *Department of Surgery Tokai University School of Medicine Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan
Curative resection of a second primary lung cancer in a patient who survived small-cell lung cancer is reported. Small-cell cancer had been treated with chemotherapy followed by surgical resection 12 years before. The patient developed squamous cell cancer as the second primary tumor and underwent lobectomy with mediastinal node dissection. Patients who undergo two curative pulmonary resections of both primary and second primary lung cancer are extremely rare. The patient is alive 176 months after the initial diagnosis of small-cell lung cancer and 28 months after resection for his second primary lung cancer. Careful follow-up at an interval of 3-6 months beyond 10 years is very important because adequate treatments could lead to longer survival of patients with primary small-cell lung cancer.