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Stage four lung cancer with brain tumor life expectancy

A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience in 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 male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Variable: Every patient is different, so make the most of every day
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Live for Today: I am going to make some assumptions here so please know where I am coming from. If you have brain cancer from your lung cancer then you are unlikely ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Brain Mets: (metastasis) as an entity comprise 100k per year. Lung cancer leads the league, but breast, melanoma, kidney are quite common. Prostate almost never. ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done , it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It varies quite a lo: It depends on the number of metastatic lesions and also if there is disease outside of the brain and also on the response to treatment. Not knowing an ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Poor: Description suggests stage 4 disease with metastatic disease in 2 additional organ systems. Despite advances in therapy for lung cancer survival ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Bad disease: Metastatic lung Cancer is a very bad cancer. An average patient can be expected to live between 4-12 months depending on how many sites of spread(besi ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
12 years experience in Pathology
Months to years: The answer will vary based on other co-existing health problems, the type of lung cancer (small cell, adenocarcinoma, or squamous) and whether or not ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Serious, treatable: Someone with this problem ( small cell cancer that has spread to the brain) is facing a very very difficult and serious health issue. It really needs ... Read More
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