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stage 4 lung cancer remission

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Remission: A leukemia term. Ned=no evidence of disease. There can be "oligo-metastasis" (few that is) than can be ablated or even respond chemo. Exceptions to t ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Variable progress: But not really cure or remission.
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Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not typical: Once lung cancer has become stage four it means that it has entered into the blood stream and begun showing up around the body in places other than th ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lung cancer: Unfortunately, stage 4 lung cancer is almost always fatal. The average survival of people with stage 4 lung cancer who undergo chemotherapy is about a ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Remission should not: Be seriously considered. It is not curable, but it is treatable. Statistics state for stage 4 non small cell, 50% of patients die by 8 months, and o ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and No: Stage 4 lung cancer is an incurable type of cancer. Only about half of the patients respond to chemotherapy and that benefit lasts for no more than 6 ... Read More
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Poor prognosis: Unfortunately stage IV lung cancer has poor prognosis over all survival rate of less than 10% most of them survive less than 13 months.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Limited: Personal, risk factors and cancer stage. If stage 4 with distant metastasis, then with best care 2-5 years is possible.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Need to quiz your: Med onc about alk and egfr mutations. These molecular markers have specific drugs that can cause response and improve survival. That said, you should ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Cautiously: The main issue is that someone on chemotherapy is going to be very susceptible to infections. As a result, make sure that your kids aren't sick, don't ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
With difficulty: But love, time, support and prayers go a long way. Think of and do fun things together when you can!
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
26 years experience Family Medicine
Nutrition: Treatment of all ill health must include optimizing one's life style. Take. 1-2 TBS cod liver oil (flavored) daily. Organic butter 2 TBS daily. Try to ... Read More
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