Pulmonary disease in the cancer patient

  • John N. Landis
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 30)

Abstract

Patients with cancer can develop numerous pulmonary problems during the management of their underlying disease. The spectrum of involvement can run from a totally unrelated pre-existing pulmonary process such as asthma or emphysema to complications of the primary cancer and its management. The major focus of this review is on common problems: diffuse infiltrative lung disease, pulmonary infection, and pleural effusions. This review should alert the clinician caring for the cancer patient to the possibilities of pulmonary involvement and the importance of establishing an early and definitive diagnosis if therapy is to be effective.

Keywords

Pneumonia Aspirin Oncol Methotrexate Thrombocytopenia 

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