What is the role of chemotherapy in the treatment of secondary lung tumors?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Daniel S Schwartz, MD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Chemotherapy remains the treatment of choice for advanced cancer. Metastatic cancers known to respond favorably to chemotherapy include Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, germ cell tumors, and thyroid cancer. A fair response to chemotherapy is expected for carcinomas of the breast, prostate, and ovary. Immunotherapy is an additional option for the treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma.


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