A 38-year-old member asked:
Including surgery, chemo, and radiation, how long does the treatment for lung cancer usually last?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 31 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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Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Does last mean...: 1. Time to do; or 2. Durability? All 3 have been used, but the thoughtful people leading lung cancer treatment have not proven its value. If you have stage iiia at presentation (+ n2 node), surgery offers nothing if the n2 node persists or disease grows. If n2 goes, sme suggest lobectomy is better, but most agree that pneumonectomy confirs survival hazard.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Mountain View, CA
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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Trauma Surgery 51 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
3.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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