Brachytherapy in Lung Cancer: Review and Case Report

ALSAN ÇETİN İ., KucucuK S., Aslay I.

TURK ONKOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY, vol.34, pp.87-89, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Metastatic non-small cell lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Endobronchial brachytherapy for the treatment of lung cancer may be used alone, in combination with surgery,or with external-beam radiation. The intent of treatment may be cure or palliation of symptoms. The patient was 59-year-old male who applied to Istanbul University Oncology Institute Radiation Oncology Department. Pathologically was diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma in 2006. Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy was performed prior to diagnosis of stage IIB. A 34x28mm mass was found in the right lungs at 2012. Since the patient complained for cough and hemoptysis, EBBRT was applied with 2x5 Gy HDR in 2012. After the treatment, palliation was achieved in the patient's symptoms.