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.