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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 504--506

Aggressive surgery in palliative setting of lung cancer: Is it helpful?


Departments of Surgical and Medical Oncology, Orthopedic Oncology Services, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Ashish Gulia
Departments of Surgical and Medical Oncology, Orthopedic Oncology Services, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.191859

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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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