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Is stage 4 lung cancer fatal

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Low, less than 5%.: In stage IV lung cancer, the 5 year survival is <5%. This is where the lung cancer has metastasized to anywhere else in the body. Palliative care mi... Read More
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Nutrition: Maintain nutrition and avoid exposure to people with cold symptoms or any contagious illness. Your oncologist may advise you further.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Talk woncologist gis: Oncologist will have options most likely. Surgery is not helpful at this stage in general.
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Temporizing: When stage 4 lung cancer is reached, surgical options are generally off the table. Chemotherapy used in this setting is to slow the progression of dis... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your choice: Occasionally, chemotherapy has caused a cancer to shrink to a scar without any cancer cells left. If this is not the case, then you have a right to an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Low, less than 5%.: In stage IV lung cancer, the 5 year survival is <5%. This is where the lung cancer has metastasized to anywhere else in the body. Palliative care mi... Read More
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Greatly depends: That depends on many factors: the type of cancer, how much it has spread, whether it is responsive to treatment, whether you have received treatment, ... Read More
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Greatly depends: That depends on many things: type of cancer, the degree of spread, to where it has spread, how much treatment you have received, etc. If you have ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Survival : Only god knows how long we are going to live and when we are going to die. Having said that, at least based on studies we have on average - 15 months ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Not long: This is a grave prognosis. Hope this helps.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It varies: Ldh levels in various cancers can be elevated but not all the time. It is marker of cell proliferation;l so it is more often elevated in very advanced... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You decide: No one can force you to be treated, or to accept anything beyond comfort measures which may include local radiation for pain. If you are a candidate f... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Not good: Life expectancy with stage lung cancer is not good. The average is 5-6 months. With chemotherapy, the life expectancy is about a year.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
It depends.: It depends on the cancer type. In small-cell lung carcinoma, Cisplatin and Etoposide are used. In advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma, two drugs... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Response: Initial staging is used to plan treatment and gauge prognosis. After treatment is started the terms used to describe the progress include remission, c... Read More

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