A 36-year-old member asked:
my father has stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. prognosis?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Fietsam answered
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
In general, not good: Non small cell is usually not as aggressive as small cell, but chemotherapy is not as effective. A lot depends on the functional status of your dad, and where the cancer has spread. Stage 4 implies it has spread somewhere. 5 year survival rates are usually less than 5%. Sorry.
Answered on Feb 23, 2019
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