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Breast metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer 

Breast metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer
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Breast metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer
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Thankamma Ajithkumar

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10.1093/med/9780199664535.003.0004
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date: 18 August 2019

Oligometastatic denotes the presence of a limited metastatic burden. Lung cancer can present synchronous (at diagnosis) or metachronous (at recurrence) oligometastatic disease. Studies show that a subset of oligo-metastatic lung cancer can be treated with a potential curative intent. Recent advances in imaging could identify more patients with oligometastatic disease who will benefit with an aggressive management. Advanced minimally invasive surgery and locally ablative therapy could lead to a better local disease control with minimal side effects. Newer systemic therapy of lung cancer can further enhance the chances of long-term survival. The management of patients with oligometastatic lung cancer should be, thus, individualised based on the extent of disease, and proper assessment of risks and benefits of multimodality treatment.

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