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Aggressive Surgery in Palliative Setting of Lung Cancer : Is it Helpful?

In Indian Journal of Palliative Care
By: Byregowda S.
Contributor(s): Gulia A | Panda PK | Patil VM | Noronha V | Joshi A | Puri A | Prabhash K.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol. 4 ,no. 22.Publisher: Mumbai Medknow Publications 2016Description: 504-506.Subject(s): Skeletal metastasis | Palliation | Multidisciplinary | lung cancerOnline resources: Click here to access online In: Indian Journal of Palliative Care Vol.22, no.4, p.504-506Summary: With increase in survival and progression-free survival in the advanced metastatic cancers, the expectation of quality of life (QOL) has increased dramatically. Palliative care plays a vital role in the management of these advanced cancer patients. At present scenario, palliative care in advanced cancer has seen a completely different approach. Aggressive surgical procedures have been performed to improve the QOL in the advanced cancer patients. We report a case of advanced lung cancer with pathological femur fracture, treated with extensive total femur replacement surgery to provide better QOL.
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With increase in survival and progression-free survival in the advanced metastatic cancers, the expectation of quality of life (QOL) has increased dramatically. Palliative care plays a vital role in the management of these advanced cancer patients. At present scenario, palliative care in advanced cancer has seen a completely different approach. Aggressive surgical procedures have been performed to improve the QOL in the advanced cancer patients. We report a case of advanced lung cancer with pathological femur fracture, treated with extensive total femur replacement surgery to provide better QOL.

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