A 30-year-old member asked:
lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Tariq Niazi answered
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds..
Answered on May 22, 2013
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