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How many chemotherapy circles are possible in small cell lung cancer stage 4? is it curable if it is spread in bones too or if it is life prolongable?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
4-6 cycles 1st line: Usually 4-6 cycles of plantin/vp16 as 1st line. Small cell lung cancer (stage iv) is not curable with current treatment regimen, but current therapy can prolong the survival even for stage IV small cell lung cancer.
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