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What is the best treatment for small cell lung cancer?

My uncle has small cell lung cancer with 7 metastasis to the brain. What would be the best treatment options for him? My mother just passed away from small cell lung cancer. She received radiation and chemotherapy which come to find out she was resistant to the chemotherapy. So there for I don t have much faith in chemotherapy. I do understand small cell lung cancer is very aggressive and incurable.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Approximately 60% of patients with small-cell lung cancer  develop brain metastases. Whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) gives symptomatic improvement in more than 50% of these patients. Because brain metastases are a sign of systemic progression, chemotherapy should definitely be given and has better response alng with WBRT,rather than using WBRT alone.

Small cell lung cancer is a very aggressive cancer so an aggressive approach of combined treatment of WBRT and chemotherapy should be given.
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