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what happens if lung cancer goes untreated

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Difficult to say: There are several different subtypes of lung cancer. A malignant lung tumor left untreated for 2 years would probably progress significantly in that ... Read More
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Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience Medical Oncology
Varies: Cancer biology and growth varies with the individual disease and person.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Briefly: Develop pneumonia, pain, cough, bleeding, metastasis and serious problems . Depends on cell type, stage at finding, treatment options.
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Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Depending on the stage and over all condition. It can range frim few weeks to many months.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Briefly: Develop pneumonia, pain, cough, bleeding, metastasis and serious problems . Depends on cell type, stage at finding, treatment options.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Depends on cell type, location, and other risk factors. Small cell cancer is fast and less than a year. Some slow squamous may be years.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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CXR is a good start: Contact your local American Cancer Society for info
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends on location: When a cancer of the lung starts growing, the symptoms it produces depend on its location. A tumor growing at the periphery of the lung may involve su ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: While it may somewhat depend on the severity of your disease and your overall condition, i advise my patients to continue living! in my mind, that mea ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Many variables: What type of cancer, usually small cell or non-small cell. How big is the cancer, and what stage is it? Has it spread anywhere? How health is your ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Why do you say that: Why do you say that, it does not make any secse unless you have been diagnosed with cancer.If you smoke quit smoking and if you have any symptoms see ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
End of life: If small cell carcinoma is terminal, it means that all means of treatment have failed. Symptoms, including shortness of breath, fatigue, and pain will ... Read More

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