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how long can someone survive with undiagnosed lung cancer

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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Limited: What type? Small cell briefly nsclc depends on location and metastasis! metastatic to lung from other organs may respond to removal responses to ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ovadia
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends on stage: The long term prognosis of lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. The stage (1-4) depends on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread ... Read More
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on Stage: The answer to that question depends greatly on how advanced the cancer is when it is diagnosed. That, in turn, depends on how big the tumor is, where ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Briefly: Develop pneumonia, pain, cough, bleeding, metastasis and serious problems . Depends on cell type, stage at finding, treatment options.
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Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Depending on the stage and over all condition. It can range frim few weeks to many months.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Survival : Survival after the diagnosis of lung cancer is a highly variable length of time. This is because there are different types of lung cancer, generally d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer: Usually ther is no five year survivors. The actual time depends on the type of cancer and health status of the patient.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Poor prognosis: Unfortunately stage IV lung cancer has poor prognosis over all survival rate of less than 10% most of them survive less than 13 months.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Limited: Personal, risk factors and cancer stage. If stage 4 with distant metastasis, then with best care 2-5 years is possible.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not too long: Over half of people with lung cancer die within one year of being diagnosed.The lung cancer five-year survival rate (16.3%) is lower than many other l ... Read More
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