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non small cell lung cancer with distant mets

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sadly, not good: I'm so very sorry, but stage IV lung cancer, especially ones that have spread as much as your mother's has spread, doesn't carry a very good survival. ... Read More
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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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Bad situation: Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Unfortunately non small cell lung cancer can spread; frequent sites of spread include the space between the lung and chest wall (pleural space), liver ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: In order to give exact stage need size of tumor also other wise answer is presumptive lacks accuracy.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not good: Stage 3b non-small-cell-lung cancer is a very heterogeneous group of patients and as such there is no unanimous hard data on survival, unlike the earl ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is unpreidctable: Lung cancer is by no means a slow growing cancer in everyone. Most times patients can move from stage 3 to stage -4 within a matter of months averagi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: The two variants of lung cancer that are non small cell (neuroendocrine) in origin are squamous and adenoCa of the lung. In the last decade, the sq ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
There is not: Small cell lung cancer is divided into limited and extensive stage. The usual stage i-iv cancer staging system is not used. Limited stage means that a ... Read More
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sub type: Large cell lung cancer is actually a subset of non small cell lung cancer, which behaves much more like small cell cancer than like other forms of non ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
In general, not good: Non small cell is usually not as aggressive as small cell, but chemotherapy is not as effective. A lot depends on the functional status of your dad, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The survival for: All lung cancer is about 14%. A useless figure. You need to know size, nodal involvement, resectability. The percentage rises as you select. But it st ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Average is 7 months: I'm glad you're considering saying "No" to treatment, at least for now. You're exercising your right to informed consent, and the truth is that with a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Michaelson
39 years experience Pathology
Yes: Small cell carcinomas may arise in many organs. They typically show evidence of differentiation toward certain glandular structures, called 'neuroendo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
No exact prediction.: Each individual is different and predictions are difficult; but large series show that median survival for patients with stage IV disease is 16 to 20 ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very responsive: Small cell lung cancer in general is very responsive to chemotherapy as well as to radiation therapy. However, the problem is that the risk for recurr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Apples vs oranges: With small cell, a good response to chemotherapy -- for a while -- followed by death is the predictable outcome, and it's fast when it comes. For the ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Best to get: prognosis from your oncologist who has all the details.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Lung cancer: Small ("oat") cell lung cancer is distinguished by the fact that is has almost always spread beyond the lung when discovered and is therefore not surg ... Read More
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