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life expectancy for lung cancer metastasized to the brain

A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not mutch: Unfortunately not much , some respond to chemotherapy, with satisfactory palliation.
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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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Lung CA: Most common is Small cell lung cancer.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Dahlberg
30 years experience General Surgery
Lung Cancer Spread: The life expectancy of a patient with lung cancer metastasis depends on a number of factors. Most important is the location of the metastasis. Lymph n ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Poor: Description suggests stage 4 disease with metastatic disease in 2 additional organ systems. Despite advances in therapy for lung cancer survival ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Bad disease: Metastatic lung Cancer is a very bad cancer. An average patient can be expected to live between 4-12 months depending on how many sites of spread(besi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It varies quite a lo: It depends on the number of metastatic lesions and also if there is disease outside of the brain and also on the response to treatment. Not knowing an ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
12 years experience Pathology
Months to years: The answer will vary based on other co-existing health problems, the type of lung cancer (small cell, adenocarcinoma, or squamous) and whether or not ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Variable: Every patient is different, so make the most of every day
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Less than 1 year: There are a number of variables here, including what kind of lung cancer, gender, whether there is a single or small number of metastasis in the brain ... Read More

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