The clinical course of lung carcinoma in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Mediastinum

abstract

  • Approximately 2% of patients with CLL develop lung carcinoma. In this study, 85% of the patients were smokers. These patients had a high risk of a third primary malignancy. Lung carcinoma was diagnosed a decade after CLL. Patients who develop both diseases die of lung carcinoma and not CLL or other solid tumors. CLL and poor performance status limit treatment, particularly for patients with unresectable lung carcinoma.

publication date

  • November 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0142(19991101)86:9<1720::AID-CNCR13>3.0.CO;2-X

PubMed ID

  • 10547544

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1720

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 86

number

  • 9