U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Albania
A 57-year-old female asked:

I am 58y i was diagnosed with lung cancer/adenocarcinoma at stage 4 (where it spread in both lungs). i am currently taking erlotinib. is it curable?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yur Oncologist can h: The most helpful person to you in your battle with lung cancer is your oncologist. You should have a frank conversation with him/her asking questions about prognosis/ long term outlook for you. Not knowing whether your tumor is responding to Erlotinib or not, i may not be able to do justice to address prognosis of your lung cancer. The outcomes do vary among patients with same type/stage of cancer.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Prolonged remission: Is possible , but you have to ask your oncologist , who has knowledge , skills to treat you , to give the best possible treatments available and the only one who is assessing response to the therapy , good luck.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
I am afraid not: Stage IV disease is treatable, but unfortunately it is incurable disease. Please discuss further with your oncologist.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Feb 12, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.