A 60-year-old female asked:
Friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperable lung cancer and adrenals in march.Did 6 rounds aggresive chemo.Lung mass shrank but in 3 months back.Lymph, prognosis?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Marie Trenga answered
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably poor: Life expectancy is often given as a median - the time at which we would expect 50% of the people to have died. But some can live much shorter, others much longer than the average. The important thing now is to support your friend so as to make whatever time is left as good as possible. Cancer patients often say that friends stop visiting because they are uncomfortable with the idea of death.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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