Tolerancja i powiklania paliatywnej teleradioterapii terenu klatki piersiowej chorych na zaawansowanego, niedrobnokom�rkowego raka pluca. Analiza 1350 chorych


Author(s): Tomasz Walasek, Marian Reinfuss, Jerzy Jakubowicz, Pawel Blecharz, Piotr Skotnicki, Magdalena PÄ?cak, Piotr Brandys, Elżbieta Pluta, Tomasz DÄ?browski

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate of side effects related to teleradiotherapy of the chest in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, based on analysis of own clinical data.

Methods and materials: In this study a group of 1350 patients after two courses of radiotherapy to a dose of 20 Gy in 5 fractions during 5 days each , separated by a 4-week interval were analyzed .Acute tolerance of this treatment and early toxicity were evaluated. In the group of patients who survived 2 years from the beginning of radiotherapy , the frequency and type of late side effects were assessed.

Results: 92 % of studied patients completed treatment as planned . Early toxicity was found in 64 (4,7%) of the patients. In 7 (9,7 %) out of 76 patients who survived 2 years after radiotherapy lung cirrhosis with respiratory insufficiency was found.

Conclusions: Chest irradiation with two courses of radiotherapy of 20 Gy given in 5 fractions during 5 days each separated by 4-week interval is a well tolerated method of palliative treatment in patients with advanced non-small lung cancer. The most common acute complications were: pneumonitis and oesophagitis, persistent vomiting and nausea lung hemorrhage. The most common late side effect is pneumocirrhosis.


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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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