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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
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
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes,depends stage: Stage 1 nsclc; surgical resection, appr70%5yrsurv stage2nsclc;surgery apprx. 30-35% 5 yr survival.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Croog
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
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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