A member asked:

What are the implications for s4 nsclc .tumor shrinking in the lungs & brain but no change in the liver.& bone. 90 lbs. 69 /b/f.16 mon. dx. prognosis?

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Michael Ekizian answered

Specializes in

Prognosis of NSCLC: I'm sorry you are suffering so much. Staging at time of diagnosis has greatest impact on survival. If diagnosed at stage iv, median survival time is about 4 months. Poor performance status and weight loss are associated with shortened survival. Reduced appetite also has negative prognostic implications. Some studies have shown that african-americans have a poorer prognosis, but this is not proven.

Answered 11/2/2015


Dr. Creighton Wright answered

Specializes in surgery

Concerning: Variable but limited. Your oncologist will be best answer.

Answered 9/21/2013


Dr. Carlos Encarnacion answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Hard to tell: Did u get radiation to the brain (which is the usual approach)? How about to the lung? Bone lesions very often stay unchanged as there is a lot of bone destruction and reconstruction going on there. In summary, can't tell what is going on with you but your oncologist should be able to tell the implications of all this. Best to you.

Answered 9/7/2013



Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question