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stage 4 liver and lung cancer

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 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.

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Unfortunate: In end stage cancer disease , making pain free and as comfortable as possible , is essential goal , which your friend is receiving from kind people o ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: People respond differently to metastatic cancer. If hospice has been started, the goal is to make them as comfortable as possible. Sleeping may be due ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This sounds like: a response to chemotherapy. Since we do not know her medical history or treatment history it would be best to contact her treating health care provide ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: If you are 76, your Dad must be late 80s or early 90s. At such an advanced age it may not be worth being so aggressive with terminal cancer that at s ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No, but...: It has a fair chance of slowing the tumor. Some folks live for months or perhaps even longer comfortably even with liver metastases from lung cancer, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
18 years experience Radiation Oncology
Quality of life: If his cancer is controlled with chemotherapy, and he is pleased with his quality of life, I would continue the treatment. The medical oncologist will ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Not too long: sorry to say not too long but in my view life and death is not in our hand so we all should appreciate life and live as we are going to die tomorrow ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Less than 1 year: There are a number of variables here, including what kind of lung cancer, gender, whether there is a single or small number of metastasis in the brain ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Low, less than 5%.: In stage IV lung cancer, the 5 year survival is <5%. This is where the lung cancer has metastasized to anywhere else in the body. Palliative care mi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Talk woncologist gis: Oncologist will have options most likely. Surgery is not helpful at this stage in general.

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