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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Slow decline: Given your grandfather is in his 80's and given his stage 4 lung cancer, i would strongly recommend that you consider hospice; use of chemotherapy in ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Terminal disease: Unfortunately this is an advanced cancer. Treatments will not cure him, but he can be made more comfortable. I am so very sorry.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
Hard to Predict: Among all patients with breast cancer who present with distant disease, one fourth will survive beyond 5 years. It would be good to know the patient' ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Fatal?: Cancer that is so aggressive and wide spread is not likely to regress or give up on it's own. Without any chemo it may spread rapidly through the lung ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Wide spread: Cancer is likely to lead to death regardless of treatment. Ask about benefit of chemo vs. Toxicity, and appropriateness of hospice.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: Could result from pain medications -opiods .Bowl obstruction could result from bulky tumors in the GI tract or compressing the bowl. Usual symptoms in ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends on so man: Bowel obstruction can occur in any advanced abdominal cancer. If the bowels are compromised by tumor they can close/obstruct. It is not difficult to t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Poor prognosis: What you describe is either stage 4 non-small cell carcinoma of the lung or extensive small cell carcinoma of the lung that is/was inoperable and has ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
Paraneoplastic: Google "paraneoplastic syndrome" for a detailed answer.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Visit your doctor for a check up of the swollen gland.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Defer to Doctor: It sounds very grim, but none of the physician's here would want to, in any way, guess as to the prognosis. We would defer to the professionals caring ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kornguth
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Metastatic disease: Anytime cancer spread from the lung to other organs, the patient has a limited life expectancy. How long he or she can survive depends on multiple fa ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
35 years experience Family Medicine
Probably poor: Life expectancy is often given as a median - the time at which we would expect 50% of the people to have died. But some can live much shorter, others ... Read More
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