Clinical Performance of CEAT

Lung cancer (4)

F.T. (male, born in 1941)
He started to feel pain in his left shoulder from around June, 2004.  In and after January, 2005, vocal cord paralysis and cervical and subclavian lymphatic tumors were observed, and the PET findings also revealed a mediastinal tumor.  On May 12, 2005, he visited our clinic for the first time.  He started microwave treatment on June 30, 2005.  He started NK-T cell-based immunotherapy every 2 weeks for 3 months from July 19, 2005, and he concurrently received radiotherapy during the period from July 17 to September 20, 2005.  Microwave treatment was repeated 37 times until the end of December, 2005.  The PET findings in November 2006 showed no abnormalities.  During the period from February, 2005 to April, 2006, the level of tumor marker CEA decreased constantly from 10.3ng/mℓ to normal values (Table 1).  However, on March 26, 2008, recurrence was diagnosed, and he received radiotherapy 30 times and 4 courses of chemotherapy.  As the result of the histological test, his condition was diagnosed as small cell carcinoma.  He started NK-T cell-based immunotherapy from September 24, 2008.  He also started microwave treatment; by September, 2010, he had been irradiated 31 times.  As of March 2012, the CT findings and his physical condition showed no abnormalities.

 

Photo 1: CT image on April 22, 2005. A mediastinal tumor is observed.

 

Photo 2: CT image on September 20, 2005.

 

Photo 3: CT image on April 17, 2006. The tumor has disappeared.

 

Photo 4: CT image on March 22, 2007.