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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Preterminal: Unfortunately the patient appears to be preterminal with life expectancy predicted to be in days or weeks. Hospice care will ensure that pain and suff ... Read More

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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You decide: No one can force you to be treated, or to accept anything beyond comfort measures which may include local radiation for pain. If you are a candidate f ... Read More
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Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Stage 4 lung Ca. : A few months, somewhere between 3 months or shorter to 8 months on average depending on the extent of disease and tumor aggressiveness. But i want to ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: Radiation for stage 4 lung cancer is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of cancer (such as pain), rather than to increase survival. Though one ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not really: While radiation is good for local control and some relief of symptoms, it is unlikely to affect survival in stage IV disease. It may improve your qual ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Biomarkers in lungCA: For stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer -- specifically adenocarincoma -- i would check the biomarkers alk and egfr. The response rate with oral drugs ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Miracles happen, but the more common is declining limited course with stage 4! family and love are important.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but - - - -: Will likely be only palliative since the prognosis is usually poor for advanced cancer. Seek consultation with an Oncologist preferably in a Cancer tr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Average 4-6 months: The average survival for patients with stage 4 lung cancer is usually 4-6 months if only supportive therapy is used. Survival will depend on subtype o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
33 years experience Radiation Oncology
Nearest Cancer Ctr.: The nearest hospital will be able to help you. Your family doctor is the best guidance you will get. Teaching hospitals and community hospitals have r ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Depends: All limited! but if small cell, short. Others relate to cell type, location of metastases , other personal risk factors. 1-4 years, few at five.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not really: No! while i support natural and healthy choices in overall plan of care, this should not be in exclusion of a comprehensive multidisciplinary thoraci ... Read More
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