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A 33-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have stage 4 lung cancer why do i get fluid in my lungs?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Greenfield
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Pleural irritation: This is usually fluid outside the lung but inside the chest cavity which occurs to due the cancer irritating or invading the lining if the chest cavity (or pleura).
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
From tumors: The cancer masses may bleed or exude fluid making a pleural effusion. Multiple lesions in the lungs may also congest the lungs or create obstructive pneumonia.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It is very likely that the cancer is in your pulmonary lymphatics. You have my sympathy. Discuss all your options with your physician now. Best wishes.
Jul 5, 2013

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my grandfather has stage 4 lung cancer is it possible to cure from it?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely: Miracles happen, but the more common is declining limited course with stage 4! family and love are important.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Stage 4 lung cancer any advice?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Low, less than 5%.: In stage IV lung cancer, the 5 year survival is <5%. This is where the lung cancer has metastasized to anywhere else in the body. Palliative care might be the best option at this point.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long can someone survive with stage 4 lung cancer?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Limited: What type? Small cell briefly nsclc depends on location and metastasis! metastatic to lung from other organs may respond to removal responses to chemo&/ radiation are also variable stage 4 is not removable, so limited survival is the usual.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the chance of survival with stage 4 lung cancer?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Miracle: Most do not live long. If someone seems to be out living the situation, may need to reconsider the original, diagnosis!
Oxnard, CA
A 47-year-old female asked about a female:

Stage 4 lung cancer how long until death?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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3-6 months.: 3-6 months. As long as a year is some cases.

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