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A 60-year-old female asked:

My brother-in-law has lung cancer that has spread to his brain, vertebrae, colon, and many lymph nodes chest. how much time does he have?

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Uncertain: It's not possible to give you the time frame but it appears advance disease.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Limited: The ability to control metastatic lung cancer to one location such as a solitary lesion in liver or adrenal or bowel can be managed. When the lesion spreads to bone control over a long period of time with chemo is difficult. When the lesion is present in brain chemo offers little and the use of RT when helpful is usually limited to months.

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Last updated May 8, 2014

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