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Pretreatment platelet count is a prognostic marker in lung cancer

Based on data from 7,908 lung cancer patients, a recent study shows that both low and high platelet counts are adverse prognostic factors in NSCLC. In low count showed an 75% increased risk of death and 24% in high count. In SCLC, low count is an even stronger marker with a 271% increased risk of death.

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