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Oncology (General Cancer)/shall appreciate your valuable advise.-ANAPLASTIC CARCINOMA OF LUNG


medical reports of kanagalatha
medical reports of kan  

Biopsy and IHC  report
Biopsy and IHC report  
Dear Dr,

Shall appreciate if you would kindly let us know the best course of management of the following patient who is my mother in law Mrs.Kanagalatha.

Brief history:76 yr old tee totaller vegetarian,IHD on clopidogel.

Diagnosed to have anaplastic carcinoma stage 3 rt upperlobe with no regional lymph node involvement-underwent Rt upper lobectomy with  mediastinal lymph node resection at chennai and has been discharged and recovering well .Pre op PET scan revealed no metastasis.

Post op:Biopsy at chennai revealed:cytokeratin postitive,TTF -Positive few cells-poorly differentiated anaplastic carcinoma of pulmobnary origin.

Post op biopy -2nd opinion of the wax block at Tata Memorial Institute revealed.High grade malignant epitheloid tumor suggest  Pleomorphic carcinoma.

(Detailed biopsy and medical  reports extracts enclosed herewith.)

Shall be obliged if you would kindly give your valuable opinion on further management and prognosis.


Thanks! This is a poorly differentiated high grade lung cancer with a very bad prognoses based on experience even if at present no metastases have been found. Even so their presence even if not yet detectable is very probable! I therefore do suggest postoperative chemotherapy. Since I do not know what is available where you are I will not suggest any specific chemotherapy combination . Instead that must be your choice. "Prophylactic" radiation therapy to the brain should also at least be considered. But even with full treatment her prognosis remains very bad unfortunately!

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