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life expectancy of stage 4 lung cancer without treatment

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
14 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Stage 4 lung ca: Unfortunately many patients with lung cancer are diagnosed with "late stage" disease - either 3 or 4 - meaning it has spread outside the lungs. Fewe ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 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.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Can't be certain : There are many variables that affect survival. The lung cancer type and location. Younger people tend to live longer than older people with lung cance ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
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
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not long: This is a grave prognosis. Hope this helps.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Sadly not long: The average 5 year survival for stage 4 lung cancer is near zero. The average survival is 1 year.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Variable: It's not possible to cure her advanced cancer. Try to make the most of every precious minute. My deepest condolences to her and you.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done , it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery a ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: Radiation for stage 4 lung cancer is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of cancer (such as pain), rather than to increase survival. Though one ... Read More
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