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Denise Brock

Denise has over 30 years of varying experience in the healthcare arena.  In August 2009 she joined The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education as one of its first employees.  She has grown with the organization and now oversees the operational movement of programs, efficiency, and effectiveness within the organization, as well as the daily processes and functions.  

 

Lung Cancer Video Library - Spanish Language: Video #40 The General Approach to Extensive Stage Small Cell Cancer
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Denise Brock
 

We are pleased to continue this series of informational videos for our Spanish speaking community.  GRACE is pleased to welcome Dr. Rafael Santana-Davila, Assistant Professor with the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.  In this 40th video for the Spanish lung cancer video library, Dr. Santana-Davila joined GRACE to discuss the general approach to extensive stage small cell lung cancer.  

 

 

Los Principios de Tratamiento Cuando el Cáncer de Células Pequeñas está en Estadio Extendido

The General Approach to Extensive Stage Small Cell Cancer

 

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Washington Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, Washington

 

Spanish TRANSCRIPT

Cuando el cáncer de células pequeñas está en estadio extendido es básicamente cuando el cáncer está en otras partes del pulmón o en otras partes del cuerpo. En este tipo de cáncer, el principio no es curar al paciente si no tratar de extender su vida y mejorar la calidad de ésta. En la mayoría de los casos el principio es quimioterapia, hay varios tipos de ésta que se pueden usar pero dependen de la conversación del doctor con el paciente para que conozca los riesgos, beneficios y los efectos adversos de cada tipo de quimioterapia. Se dan regularmente dos ciclos de quimioterapia y después se vuelven a hacer estudios de imágenes para ver cómo está respondiendo el cáncer. Lo más común es dar cuatro ciclos de quimioterapia y después de esto se puede usar radiación para consolidar las ganancias que obtuvo la quimioterapia.


  

English TRANSCRIPT

When small cells lung cancer is in extensive stage is when the cancer cells are in other parts of the lung or even in other parts of the body. In this type of cancer, the goal is not to cure the patient but to try to extend their life and improve their life quality. In most cases the treatment suggested is chemotherapy, which has different types of approaches and they all depend on the conversation the doctor and the patient have in order for the patient to understand the risks, benefits and possible side effects. Regularly, we give two cycles of chemotherapy and then we make again imaging studies to see how the cancer is responding. Four cycles of chemotherapy are the most common treatment to give and then we use radiation to concentrate the good effects chemotherapy had in the cancer cells.

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