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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Stage 4 lung cancer: If he is not on any treatment, not very long, measured in weeks to months. If he is already on treatment, how long depends on whether he had any respo ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Possibly: Metastasis to bone from any tumor/malignancy is stage4= distant metastasis= spread beyond margins. Prognosis is guarded, depending on originating typ ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Stage 4 lung: The five year survival for stage 4 lung cancer is about 10 percent.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer: Usually ther is no five year survivors. The actual time depends on the type of cancer and health status of the patient.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Stage IV: You and Granddad have my sympathy. Perhaps there are still things that can be done to help
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience in 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 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
4-6 cycles 1st line: Usually 4-6 cycles of plantin/vp16 as 1st line. Small cell lung cancer (stage iv) is not curable with current treatment regimen, but current therapy c ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Seek expert Help: We can help you if you send us his complete information. I suspect he has cancer of unknown primary site(?). It is called cup and it means the doctors ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
12 years experience in 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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