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prognosis lung cancer spread to brain

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Likely poor/bad.: A lung cancer with a lesion in the brain is considered stage IV as this means that there is distant metastasis. This has a 5 year survival of < 5%, s ... Read More
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not good: The lesion in the brain can be surgically removed but even with chemotherapy and radiation, the long-term prognosis is not good. Go to www.Utdol.Com ( ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
<6 months: Brain metastasis is poor prognostic factor in general...More than one or in multiple regions worse. Likely less than 6 mont.S worse for small than non ... Read More
Dr. Raja Mudad
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Fair: There are several factors that affect prognosis. First the type of lung cancer. Is it small cell or non-small cell. Second, has there been a check ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Upendra Parvathaneni
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Few months: Depends on how extensive brain mets are. Rarely solitary metastasis patients survive longer, but generally brain mets portend poor prognosis measured ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Elton
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Lung cancer: There are several types of lung cancer but only 40% of patients survive a year if they cannot have surgery for cure and fewer than 10% are alive at 5 ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sorry to hear about: Your mom and your family's plight. She has widespread disease, but her age should not be a barrier, but her stamina is measured by ability to care for ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hon Lee
Dr. Hon Lee answered
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer: The different cell types of lung cancer have the propensity to spread to different organs either due to blood stream patterns, adjacent anatomy or the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung Cancer: Cells from cancer break off into blood , settle in brain, and grow into a tumor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Nabrinsky
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Unfortunately not that uncommon and indicates failure of that chemotherapy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Brain Mets: (metastasis) as an entity comprise 100k per year. Lung cancer leads the league, but breast, melanoma, kidney are quite common. Prostate almost never. ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See University MD: You should speak to your oncologist. Ask if he or she is aware of any new protocols at a university setting that you might be a candidate for. Good lu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Radiation can be used in a palliative setting when disease has spread from the lungs to the brain. Depending on the clinical situation you may be a c ... Read More

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