|Lung Adenocarcinoma from China. Mr. Duan|
Name: Mr. Duan
Diagnosis: This patient suffered from constant coughing when he arrived at the hospital in February 2005. The patient was diagnosed with primary adenocarcinoma in the lower right lung, with a tumor size of 5 cm, advanced stage IV, and small nodules in both lungs with a large number of malignant pleural fluid and metastasis to left thighbone (Fig 1). The doctor in the other hospital expected a survival period of three months.
Treatment: At the end of February 2005, the primary adenocarcinoma in the lower right lung was removed with cryoablation, gene therapy, and chemotherapy was used to control the malignant pleural fluid and small nodules in both lungs. Radiotherapy was also applied to control metastasis in the left thighbone. In April 2006, the patient received CIK-DC immunotherapy and took Iressa.
Post-therapy status: When reexamined on July 18th, 2007, the primary lesion had disappeared completely, the small nodules in both lungs also disappeared, and only a small amount of pleural fluid was detected. The patient's weight was restored to normal levels prior to the onset of cancer. The patient felt healthy and normal.