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That is basically true. There was a study (can't put my hands on the citation right now) that looked at patients with stage 4 NSCLC and randomized to receive 4 rounds (3 months) of chemotherapy or to continue chemotherapy until the cancer started to grow. There was no difference in survival between the 2 groups although not surprisingly the quality of life of those on chemotherapy continuously was worse. You probably get the biggest bang for your buck - maybe all of it actually - in that first 3 months of therapy. If you think about it, it sort of makes sense. If there are any cancer cells out there that are still alive after 4 treatments, they are probably resistant anyways.

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