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how effective is radiation in small cell lung

A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Temporary relief: I am sorry to hear about your husband's illness. The treatment you described may provide some relief but is not expected to cure the cancer. Please se ... Read More

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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Radiation treatment: Radiation therapy is usually the method of choice for treatment of limited stage small cell lung cancer; if extensive stage present then chemotherapy ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: Your doctor looks at a lot of issues when considering how to treat you. They include your age, other medical problems and if they think you can underg ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Impossible question: No one can answer that. You know as well as i that lung cancer is very serious. That said, there are some cures. Confined and no evidence of spread ar ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Unusual: Rare cancer also rate in one do young. Survival will depend on response to treatment and stage of disease
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Without the therapy, prognosis is ominous. Oncology will adjust to other conditions and medications.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Localized or extensive. Localized has a 5 year survival of around 30-40%. Extensive has much worse odds.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Serious illness: Small cell lung cancer is a serious and fatal illness. The 2 brain metastasis episodes are also serious. You, your family and your oncologist need to ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
No diff: There is no evidence that the various types yield very different outcomes for most people. The choice may depend on factors such as your body habitus, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Its often therapy: Small cell lung cancer often recurs in the brain, radiation therapy before this occurs lowers the risk and improves survival.
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