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stages of terminal lung cancer

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Unpredictable: Lungs may fail with shortness of breath and blue skin. Right side of heart may fail with shortness of breath and fluid overload. Bain metastasis may c ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It varies: It would depend on where it has spread and what kind it is. Also, the patients nutrition would factor in also. Remember, it is not how far your are fr ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Can be cured: If caught early, lung cancer can be effectively treated and patients can enjoy many additional cancer-free years.
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Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Sometimes: Many patients are diagnosed at advanced stage, which is rarely associated with cure. Early stage lung cancer is frequently cured with surgery. Hopeful ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many: Early on, no symptoms. Later, cough, weight loss, poor appetite, loss of energy, chest pain, coughing blood, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Birdas
25 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Mainly smoking: But a lot of other factors (most of which can nit be altered) may play a role. Over 85% of lung cancers are seen in smokers, so if you would like to d ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Many or none : May be asymptomatic until late! and bad! cough, production, bloody sputum, pain, fluid - effusion and short of breath, wheezing, weight loss.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Multidisciplinary. : Several specialties are involved with treating a patient with lung cancer. A pulmonologist, oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist. Hence, lung can ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Early stage survival can range from 60% to as high as 90+%. Survival is individual. Depends on cancer type, treatment, and general health at time of d ... Read More
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Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Usually Not: Usually not.
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