| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 504--506
Aggressive surgery in palliative setting of lung cancer: Is it helpful?
Suman Byregowda, Kumar Prabhash, Ajay Puri, Amit Joshi, Vanita Noronha, Vijay M Patil, Pankaj Kumar Panda, Ashish Gulia
Departments of Surgical and Medical Oncology, Orthopedic Oncology Services, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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.
Departments of Surgical and Medical Oncology, Orthopedic Oncology Services, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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