What is the prevalence of acute pericarditis caused by lung cancer?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Lung cancer, including adenocarcinoma and squamous and small cell carcinoma, accounts for approximately 33% of cases; breast cancer accounts for 25%; leukemia and lymphoma, including Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin, account for 15% of cases; and malignant melanoma represents another 5%. Almost all other malignancies, except primary brain, comprise the rest of the cases. Kaposi sarcoma has also become a more prominent cause of neoplastic disease with the AIDS epidemic.

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