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Bronchogenic Carcinoma in Young Patients


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Title: Bronchogenic Carcinoma in Young Patients
Authors: Ayabe, Hiroyoshi / Kimino, Koji / Tagawa, Yutaka / Kawahara, Katsunobu / Tomita, Masao / Kanda, Tetsuro / Hara, Kohei
Issue Date: 25-Oct-1987
Citation: Acta Medica Nagasakiensia. 1987, 32(1-4), p.174-181
Abstract: Carcinoma of the lung is relatively uncommon in younger patients. A series of 27 young patients with lung cancer, ages 12 to 39 years, were reviewed between 1960 and 1982. This report confirms the findings of a higher proportion of women among younger patients with lung cancer as well as a higher incidence of adenocarcinoma. Twenty-three of 27 (85.2%) were in Stage III and Stage IV at the time of diagnosis or operation. Twelve patients underwent thoracotomy but only 6 patients (50%) were cured. It was concluded that the prognosis for young patients with this disease is significantly worse than that for lung cancer patients in general.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/17524
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 32, No. 1-4

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/17524

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