A 40-year-old member asked:
how long is it supposed to it take a person to die from lung cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Greenfield answered
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends on stage: Stage 1a - maybe never (die of something else) stage 4 - several weeks to few months.
Answered on May 25, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable: There are different cell types and growth rates( called doubling times)! the small cell, undifferentiated as an example is very fast and most folks die within a year(?Or 2). Some of the squamous cancers are slower and may be quite large and asymptomatic even when large. Very variable depending on type, size, location, stage and response to treatments.
Answered on May 29, 2013
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