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My husband is diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the right lung with alk & egfr mutations; stage 3b what is the prognosis and life?

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Fair: It is extremely unusual to have both mutations. They are mutually exclusive. Patients that do carry one of these mutations are eligible for various medications that target these mutations. Crizonitib for alk and tarceva (erlotinib) for egfr and new agent recently to the market. These new finding have improved the prognosis. Other factors do enter in. Age, ps, smoking history if any, wt. Loss, etc.
Last updated Feb 8, 2014

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