This is a case-based activity that includes discussion of a 57 year old male presented to his physicians office with complaints of cough and back pain. His cough is non-productive and has been present for approximately one month. The back pain is exacerbated by cough and has no radicular aspects. The patient also notes a 12 pound weight loss over the preceding six months. His past history includes moderately well controlled hypertension and glucose intolerance. He has a social history that includes a 37 pack-year smoking history. No known exposures to asbestos and he did not serve in the military. A chest x-ray reveals a 3.5 cm mid-right lung central mass. A CT of the chest abdomen and pelvis confirms the mass along with subcarinal adenopathy measuring 2.5 cm in greatest dimension and three low attenuation lesions involving both lobes of the liver.
- Examine what chemotherapy to use as initial therapy as well as subsequent therapy in extensive disease (ED) small cell lung cancer (SCLC)
- Explain the effectiveness of chemotherapy in both sensitive and refractory relapse disease in patients with SCLC
- Identify the role of radiotherapy, i.e. prophylactic cranial irradiation and thoracic radiotherapy, in the treatment of ED-SCLC
Continuing Education Credit
1 Credit/Point is available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™