Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) often extends to the bronchi (airway branches that connect the windpipe to the lungs), leading to breathing difficulties. A patient with extensive-stage SCLC received "endobronchial management," in which electrical currents were used to burn off tumor growth and keep the airway clear. He also received standard chemotherapy with cisplatin (Platinol). The patient remained in good condition for 5 years, after which he developed symptoms from cancer spread to the brain and eventually passed away. Adding endobronchial management to chemotherapy may increase survival in SCLC patients, although caution should be used in drawing conclusions from a single case study.