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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Not enough space: But try the nci website: cancer.Gov.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
No alternatives: Unfortunately stage IV lung cancer , with 10% 5 year survival rate , with life expectancy of 10 months, should be on proven methods, to be i ... Read More
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Clinical trials: There are plenty of people who are willing to sell "alternative" (i.e. Unproven and untested treatments) for many diseases including cancer. If standa ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Poor: While there are treatments available, the reality is that stage IV small cell lung cancer is rarely curable and only marginally treated. Life expectan ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Not great, : ....I'm afraid. Without treatment it can be weeks to a few months at best. Treatment can extend it to 6+ months but seldom more than a year. T ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not good: Most patients with stage 4 lung cancer don't survive more than 6 months. But this is of course individual and you should look for the best possible tr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Congratulations: Good on you for quitting before you have done too much damage. Believe it or not your chances of developing lung cancer or significant pulmonary dise ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: "...The average age at which lung cancer is diagnosed is 71, with less than 3% of lung cancers diagnosed under the age of 45. That said, lung cancer d ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Uncommon: About 10% of the lung cancers occur in non-smokers.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Many forms: There are many types of lung cancer, but some do affect younger patients.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Nabrinsky
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not that rare: At least 20% lung cancers are not smoking-related.

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