A 45-year-old member asked:
Is non-small lung cancer fatal?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Philip Ovadia answered
22 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Depends on stage: The long term prognosis of lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. The stage (1-4) depends on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread outside of the lung to lymph nodes, the lining of the chest wall (pleura) or other organs (liver, brain, etc). Some of this information may be determined by x ray test (ct scan, pet scan) and some may require biopsies to determine.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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