[A case with advanced non-small cell lung cancer showing long-term partial response to weekly chemotherapy with paclitaxel in outpatient treatment].
A 57-year-old man who is a general physician was admitted to our hospital. A chest X-ray and CT showed a large pulmonary nodule in the right lower lobe. A percutaneous transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy under computed tomographic guidance revealed an advanced lung cancer (adenocarcinoma T4N3M1 Stage IV). He was treated with chemotherapy of weekly paclitaxel as an outpatient because he desired to continue working. After the chemotherapy, good partial response of all lesions was achieved. He is now working as a doctor every day. The regimen of weekly paclitaxel is useful and improves QOL of patients who desire to have outpatient treatment.