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small cell lung cancer in children

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer : Depends on the nature and stage of the cancer.
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Rare: The usual lung cancer from smoking is generally in adults. Some unusual cancers can occur and survival is depending on cell type, and stage when foun ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 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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Dr. Arvind Kamthan
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
None: There is no stage called 5. It is only limited or extensive stage.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
?: Small cell lung cancer usually goes by limited or extensive disease, depending on whether it has spread from one lung to elsewhere. Non-small cell lun ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
14 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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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Infrequent: Occasional small, peripheral in lung, surgically removed with clean margins. Most are not that way!
Dr. Amy Deeken
20 years experience Pathology
Rarely is cured.: It depends on the stage and if the cancer has spread. Small cell lung carcinoma is usually treated with chemotherapy and radiation. It is one of the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
17 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Non surgical: Once cell type determined, surgery is not usual. Chemo/ radiation as to location etc.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 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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