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Lung Carcinoma | Risk Factors for Late Esophageal Toxicity After Radiation Therapy

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for late esophageal toxicity following high dose conformal radiation therapy for lung cancer based on the study of Maguire et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T66

Description:

Maguire et al evaluated patients receiving high dose conformal radiation therapy for lung cancer to identify risk factors for late esophageal toxicity. Recognition of these factors can help in therapy planning and in determining which patients require closer long-term monitoring. The authors are from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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