The development of small cell lung cancer in the contralateral lung of a patient surviving 8 years after the original diagnosis of small cell lung cancer Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Barium Sulfate
  • Esophageal Neoplasms
  • Induction Chemotherapy
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • The development of non-small cell lung cancer in patients successfully treated for small cell lung cancer has been previously described. Many of these non-small cell tumors appear to be second primary lung tumors. However, the development of second primary small cell lung cancers has not been clearly delineated. In this report, a patient with limited stage small cell lung cancer who had a complete response to chemotherapy plus chest radiotherapy and remained cancer-free for 8 years is described. Small cell lung cancer developed in this patient's contralateral lung with no evidence of recurrence at the original primary site. Clinical evidence suggests that a second primary small cell lung cancer developed in this patient.

publication date

  • January 1988



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19880715)62:2<436::AID-CNCR2820620231>3.0.CO;2-9

PubMed ID

  • 2838153

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 436

end page

  • 9


  • 62


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