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Ridgeland, MS
A 58-year-old female 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?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
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.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Concerning: Variable but limited. Your oncologist will be best answer.
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
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.
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Last updated Nov 2, 2015

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