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Can you have non small and small cell cancer at the same time

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc) and small cell lung cancer (sclc) are two different types of lung cancer. They can occur together at the same time. ... Read More
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Dr. Shaad Abdullah
16 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Specially in the light of a smoking history, dual malignancy have been recorded.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is unpreidctable: Lung cancer is by no means a slow growing cancer in everyone. Most times patients can move from stage 3 to stage -4 within a matter of months averagi ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Cooper
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Variable.: The progression from stage iii to IV is not necessarily slow and variable among patients. Therapy is intended to prevent this from occurring.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Unfortunately non small cell lung cancer can spread; frequent sites of spread include the space between the lung and chest wall (pleural space), liver ... Read More
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Non small cell lung cancer is much more common than small cell lung cancer. Yes, non small cell lung cancer can spread. It can spread to the other lun ... Read More
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Spread is called metastasis or stage IV disease. Early stage non small cell lung cancer (nsclc) can spread if it is not treated early.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaolin Zhou
9 years experience Pathology
I'm very sorry: I'm very sorry because likely either you or an individual you care about is affected by this cancer. No physician has a crystal ball, but tumor type, ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Best to get: prognosis from your oncologist who has all the details.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
SCLC more aggressive: Under a microscope, small cell lung cancer (SCLC) looks different from other types of lung cancer (non-SCLC, or NSCLC). SCLC tends to grow more rapid ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
One type : There are two broad categories of primary lung cancer called small cell and non small cell. Simply put, small cell is more aggressive, harder to treat ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Not common: Since you have been disease free for nearly 7 years it would be unusual for a recurrence. There might be risk for a second new lung cancer depending o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Work Up: Includes: ct-chest thru liver and adrenals, head ct+/- contrast or mr, bone scan. Pet scan depends on ct findings, proximity of primary to medistinu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
5yr suvival bystage : Ia = 49% ib = 45% iia = 30% iib = 31% iiia = 14% iiib = 5% iv = 1% http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-smal ... Read More
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