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A 24-year-old male asked:

Why dont lung cancer patients usually get lung transplants? wouldnt this be better than chemo or radiation to get rid of the cancer lung?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Lung cancer spreads: Transplants are only useful if we can first eradicate the cancer, which is not possible in the case of Lung cancer. Further there is reduced immunity following transplants which encourages the cancer to grow faster and spread as the immune system is what keeps the Cancer under check for most of the time.
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