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Non small cell lung cancer drugs

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 23 years experience
Smoking: It is frequently caused by smoking. There is too much to discuss in 400 words! try this: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/non-sma... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Several items: Small cell is most unfortunate prognosis other lung cells can become malignant and if found early can be removed with good results. Since the lungs ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
For certain subtype: If you have a certain subtype -i.e. Certain molecular abnormality -alk-1 fusion abnormality- the response could be dramatic. There is no benefit of th... Read More
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Thoracic Surgery 19 years experience
80% in some patients: In patients whose tumor has a specific mutation that makes it sensitive to the drug (alk translocation) the response rate is about 80%. That is, the ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Sadly not long: The average 5 year survival for stage 4 lung cancer is near zero. The average survival is 1 year.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Curious. Not good.: Rarely tumor cells can mutate in a way that it is difficult to differentiate between types of cells. First i'd make sure they have done all possible s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
One type : There are two broad categories of primary lung cancer called small cell and non small cell. Simply put, small cell is more aggressive, harder to treat... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes,depends stage: Stage 1 nsclc; surgical resection, appr70%5yrsurv stage2nsclc;surgery apprx. 30-35% 5 yr survival.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Not enough space: Let's see: most common category of lung cancer, often but not always tobacco related, treated with surgery if possible but radiation and chemo are oft... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Work Up: Includes: ct-chest thru liver and adrenals, head ct+/- contrast or mr, bone scan. Pet scan depends on ct findings, proximity of primary to medistinu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
5yr suvival bystage : Ia = 49% ib = 45% iia = 30% iib = 31% iiia = 14% iiib = 5% iv = 1% http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-smal... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
One type of lung: Cancer. It is not easy to explain. There are multiple subtypes within in this type. These are due to smoking and tend to spread locally as compared t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Croog
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
You may feel normal!: Many people present with vague symptoms or none at all if the cancer is caught in an early stage as an incidental finding on a scan done for another r... Read More

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