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Features, treatment and prognosis of uveal metastasis from lung cancer
Features, treatment and prognosis of uveal metastasis from lung cancer (August 30, 2013 - Insidermedicine)From Philadelphia - A new report published in Ophthalmology describes the features, treatment and prognosis of uveal metastasis from lung cancer. Researchers studied nearly 200 patients who were diagnosed with uveal metastasis from lung cancer. 44% of patients were diagnosed with lung cancer after the diagnosis of uveal metastasis. 88% of the tumours appeared in the choroid, with 2% appearing in the ciliary body and 10% in the iris. Eyes were treated with teletherapy, chemotherapy, chemo plus teletherapy or brachytherapy, brachytherapy, enucleation or observation. Visual acuity was stable or even improved in 59% of eyes. However, the one-year mortality rate following the diagnosis of uveal metastasis was 54%.
 
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