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A 57-year-old female asked:

What is the life expectancy of a 68 years old healthy person if nsc metastasized lung cancer has spread to brains and pelvic? gamma knife and radiation already used, now chemotherapy.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Not mutch: Unfortunately not much , some respond to chemotherapy, with satisfactory palliation.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Not good: 6 months at the most. Give or take. Get affairs in order, hospice is a good option if available. Sorry and good luck!
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
About one year: But if the patient is feeling healthy, her odds for survival are better.

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