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How long would a person live if small cell carcinoma?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Confined to chest: Or limited disease, there is a hance of cure. If presenting with metastasis, there is a chance of surviving well for many, but few make it beyond 2 years. Small cells can occur at other organs. You need to see a medical and a radiation oncology doctor while your work up proceeds. (head mr, bone scan, chest/abd ct + contrast thru adrenals).

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A 49-year-old member asked:

How long can a person live with extensive small cell carcinoma?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Extensive: Is defined as cancer outside the chest, or in the fluid on the same side, or nodes on the opposite side too big to be included in XRT ports. Survival: about 50% make it a year, but more than 90% are dead at 2 years with very few cured or alive at 5 years. Limited disease is cured in about a quarter of cases.
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A 56-year-old male asked:

Is there help for metastatic small cell carcinoma that I can live?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Consult Oncologist: We can not answer but suggest you consult a oncologist as the prognosis depends on the extent of disease including metastasis and many other factors.Only they can comment on the prognosis

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