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does lung cancer go into remission

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Remission: A leukemia term. Ned=no evidence of disease. There can be "oligo-metastasis" (few that is) than can be ablated or even respond chemo. Exceptions to t ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Variable progress: But not really cure or remission.
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Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not typical: Once lung cancer has become stage four it means that it has entered into the blood stream and begun showing up around the body in places other than th ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lung cancer: Unfortunately, stage 4 lung cancer is almost always fatal. The average survival of people with stage 4 lung cancer who undergo chemotherapy is about a ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Remission should not: Be seriously considered. It is not curable, but it is treatable. Statistics state for stage 4 non small cell, 50% of patients die by 8 months, and o ... Read More
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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer : Lung cancer can not be detected by a blood test. Ct scan and pet scan may be necessary to detect the current status of lung cancer.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Discuss...: Your question is not exactly clear. "remission" is a term used to describe cancer that was diagnosed and after treatment or in unusual cases "spontane ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and No: Stage 4 lung cancer is an incurable type of cancer. Only about half of the patients respond to chemotherapy and that benefit lasts for no more than 6 ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clayton Hess
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Work up required: There is a list of possible diagnoses for a new liver lesion, which includes recurrence and spread of your lung cancer, but also includes many other p ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: With your history of small cell cancer in remission, there are several possibilities, which may or may not be related to your cancer.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not curable but...: There are some chemotherapy protocols that may give her a some good time. Make the most of whatever she has left. I'm sorry about your mom and hope th ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Many variables: What type of cancer, usually small cell or non-small cell. How big is the cancer, and what stage is it? Has it spread anywhere? How health is your ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
University of Indian: The University of Indiana Medical center has a very good Cancer center, located in Indianapolis. You should go to the department of Medical Oncology a ... Read More
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Dr. Benjamin Leeman
39 years experience Internal Medicine
While : While smoking is the major modifiable risk factor leading to lung cancer, not all lung cancer is related to smoking. Other risk factors include secon ... Read More
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