A 59-year-old member asked:
can radiation therapy cure a stage 4 adenocarcinoma in the lung?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Aaron Milstone answered
26 years experience Pulmonology
Probably Not: Most of the time radiation is given to stage IV patients to either increase their longevitiy (usually measured in months) or decrease pain symptoms (ie from metastases to bone or chest wall) or 3) for poorly controlled bleeding from the tumor. Radiation typically does not offer a cure for stage IV patients.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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