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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: non small cell lung cancer?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Non Small Cell Lung: Cancer= the most common category of lung cancer, a descriptive term encompassing a group of lung cancers that behave similarly, literally any epithelial lung cancer that is not histologically a small cell cancer
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my mom has been diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Depends: Small, peripheral in the lung no lymphadenopathy cell type- differentiation ? Squamous cell depends on these regarding outlook hopefully can be removed totally with good chance! do not smoke!, !
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A 25-year-old member asked:

If you get non-small cell lung cancer, how do you feel?

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Dr. Victoria Croog
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
You may feel normal!: Many people present with vague symptoms or none at all if the cancer is caught in an early stage as an incidental finding on a scan done for another reason. The common symptoms associated with something going on in the chest are chronic cough (that may be productive of some blood), shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort with a deep breath, fatigue, weight loss.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is surgery like for non small cell lung cancer?

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Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Often cures: Surgery is the standard of care for stage i and ii lung cancer in the physically fit patient, and should be considered as an option in many patients with stage iiia. Often can be done minimally invasively thorascopically or with a robot. Recovery varies with the level of invasiveness. Lung surgery has best outcomes by a board certified thoracic surgeon.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can people survive non small cell lung cancer?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes,depends stage: Stage 1 nsclc; surgical resection, appr70%5yrsurv stage2nsclc;surgery apprx. 30-35% 5 yr survival.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is non-small cell lung cancer often a non-smokers cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: The two variants of lung cancer that are non small cell (neuroendocrine) in origin are squamous and adenoCa of the lung. In the last decade, the squamous variant has taken a back seat and adenoCa unrelated to smoking has occupied more than 70% of the cases. The probable cause is a viral factor.
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