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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer : Depends on the nature and stage of the cancer.

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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
You rarely do: Small cell lung cancer is one of two major categories of lung cancer. It is often associated with smoking and is unfortunately often diagnosed too la ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Chemotherapy: Small cell lung cancer is a neuroendocrine carcinoma that shows some response to specialized chemotherapy, although this tumor type tends to follow a ... Read More
A 44-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. While pet makes sense, it is not proven or authorized in us.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Paraneoplastic,etc..: Small cell lung cancer is like other lung cancers, but it also often presents with a paraneoplastic syndrome due to its neurosecretory granules which ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Non surgical: Once cell type determined, surgery is not usual. Chemo/ radiation as to location etc.
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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
More than 50%: Of sclc recurs, so i guess you would say it is "likely;" however, the proporion surviving beyond 2 years in limited disease has climbed from <5% to > ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Limited: Most with this diagnosis have less than 2 years of survival, unless found when small and peripheral so it can be removed!
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