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A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Possible : But prob ably only for a specific painful lesion at this stage.
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
8 years experience Medical Oncology
See below: Radiation can only help patients who have symptoms directly relating to the tumor like for example causing compression of the spine or airways. If he ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
18 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
NSCLC(EGFR mutation): Lung cancer is broadly divided into two types; (1) non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc) & (2) small cell lung cancer. When biopsy shows nsclc, pathol ... Read More
Dr. William A Biermann
46 years experience Medical Oncology
EGFR mutated : This is a drug that works best for non squamous cell cancers. It is best used for tumors that have a mutation in the egfr gene. Tumor samples are test ... Read More
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
19 years experience Medical Oncology
Stage 4 NSCLC: Tarceva (erlotinib) is approved in the united sates for the treatment of patients with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer after they have failed chemo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Erlotinib: Erlotinib can be beneficial in the treatment of Non-small cell lung cancer.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Repeat CT scanning: Repeat ct scaning after 2-3 months of tarceva (erlotinib) use is done to measure the size of lung cancer lesions and to see if they are shrinking. Pat ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Check with your doc. The exact medication list is important to evaluate for drug drug interaction. Take all your pills to your doc. Most likely not ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Average 2 - 4 wks: Varies from person to person, areas involved in radiation, total dose received. Nausea worse when food pipe (esophagus) is affected and mucositis deve ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Very low-5% 5 yr. : Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer is metastasis to any site other than lung, like brain. This has a very low 5 year survival of 5% or less. Very f ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
4-6 cycles 1st line: Usually 4-6 cycles of plantin/vp16 as 1st line. Small cell lung cancer (stage iv) is not curable with current treatment regimen, but current therapy c ... 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

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