How do you predict the likelihood of radiotherapy causing lung re-expansion in a patient with advanced or metastatic NSCLC and complete lung collapse due to obstructive tumor?  

I've anecdotally been taught that RT rarely will help open up the lung, but we often will still offer a course of palliative treatment. How do you decide whether treatment is worthwhile or futile? Is there any way to maximize the benefit of RT (stent placement, tumor ablation, etc)?

Answer from: Radiation Oncologist at Academic Institution
Radiation Oncologist at Ohio State University College of Medicine
Dr. @Jeffrey D. Bradley, in these palliative situa...
Radiation Oncologist at Emory University School of Medicine
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