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A 46-year-old male asked about a 88-year-old female:

Is there a treatment for lung cancer besides radiation, chemotherapy or surgery?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 52 years experience
NO: Those are the 3 mainstays of any cancer therapy. 99.9 % of naturopathic or holistic are a waste of time and money
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Immunotherapy shows some promise in the future
Jun 5, 2017

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Including surgery, chemo, and radiation, how long does the treatment for lung cancer usually last?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
6-8 months: Usually stage 2 or 3 lung cancer patients can be treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation. In this case, surgery and recovery takes 1.5- 2 months. Chemotherapy is given over 3-4 months and radiation is given over 1.5 months usually. Most patients need 3-4 weeks to recoverfrom the side effects at the very least.
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Last updated Jun 5, 2017


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