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My dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer). Prognosis?

My dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer). Prognosis?

Depends: Small cell carcinoma of the lung is treated with chemotherapy. Response to therapy dictates survival. Keep in mind that small cell carcinoma has the worst survival rates among lung cancers. Most therapy is palliative. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What to do if my dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer)?

What to do if my dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer)?

See Oncologist: Small cell lung cancer is generally divided into "limited-stage" in which the cancer is confined to one part of the chest treatable by radiation and "extensive-stage" disease in which it has spread to both lungs or other places in the body. Limited stage disease is usually treated with radiation and chemotherapy. Extensive stage with chemotherapy alone at first and possibly some brain radiation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer)?

What do you suggest if my father has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer)?

Deepest condolences: It sounds like your father's time is short. Make it as good a quality time as possible. Talk to each other. Tell him that you love him. If he was a good father, tell him. Ask him to provide a life history for you - video tape it if possible. Consider Hospice care. Be sure you discuss and know his wishes for mechanical ventilation. Be sure he has a will. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma-non-small-cell lung cancer. How many people are doing ok after 1 year from diagnosis?

Adenocarcinoma-non-small-cell lung cancer. How many people are doing ok after 1 year from diagnosis?

Stage and biology: It depends on the stage, the biology/genetic profiles, the treatment you received, age, overall condition etc. The earlier your stage is the higher your overall survival percentage is- off course providing that you receive the appropriate treatment. Discuss in detail with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Are A549 cancer cell lines specific to the Adenocarcinoma sub-type of lung cancer, or does it mean something else?

Are A549 cancer cell lines specific to the Adenocarcinoma sub-type of lung cancer, or does it mean something else?

CA cell line: The A549 cell line originated from a male patients bronchoalveolar lung carcinoma. Cell lines often acquire additional mutations that facilitates their growth in culture. They may not retain all of the characteristics of the original tumor. ...Read more

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I am 58y i was diagnosed with lung cancer/adenocarcinoma at stage 4 (where it spread in both lungs). I am currently taking erlotinib. Is it curable?

I am 58y i was diagnosed with lung cancer/adenocarcinoma at stage 4 (where it spread in both lungs). I am currently taking erlotinib. Is it curable?

Prolonged remission: Is possible , but you have to ask your oncologist , who has knowledge , skills to treat you , to give the best possible treatments available and the only one who is assessing response to the therapy , good luck. ...Read more

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What are the odds of having adenocarcinoma of the left lung and adenosquamous carcinoma of the right. Each is considered a primary cancer?

What are the odds of having adenocarcinoma of the left lung and adenosquamous  carcinoma of the right.  Each is considered a primary cancer?

Not Common: The incidence of having 2 different primary lung cancers diagnosed at the same time is quoted between 2-16% (synchronous multiple primary lung cancers). If they are microscopically different tumors, they likely represent two different primary lung cancers rather than metastatic spread of one or the other. One or both could also be metastatic cancer coming from a different site in the body. ...Read more

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92 year old woman who had adenocarcinoma 20 years ago and top lobe of lung was removed has now been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer large mass in righ u?

92 year old woman who had adenocarcinoma 20 years ago and top lobe of lung was removed has now been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer large mass in righ u?

Make her comfortable: Although age is no exception to treatment , physicians will ask the 92 patient ( if mental status is altered will proceed as directed in the heath care proxy ) in the end stage cancer , usually referred to hospice . ...Read more

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Mom has adenocarcinoma, stage4but not sure of the primary cancer.Has cancer in neck, spine, jaw, liver, lungs, lymph nodes&hips.1round chemo.How long2live?

Mom has adenocarcinoma, stage4but not sure of the primary cancer.Has cancer in neck, spine, jaw, liver, lungs, lymph nodes&hips.1round chemo.How long2live?

Discuss this issue: With her oncologist who knows best.God bless ur mom! http://m.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/index?Sitearea=eto. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung cancer?

Symptoms of lung cancer?

Depends: Staging, location, degree of emphysema, co morbidities will determine symptoms on a particular individual. In general, most patients have no symptoms until late. Bloody sputum sometimes occurs. Some tumors may produce hormones. Weight loss may occur with advanced stage. Pneumonia, stridor, bloody pleural effusions, horner's syndrome, chest wall arm pains. Shortness of breath, recurrent pneumonias. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be cured?

Can lung cancer be cured?

Yes: It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy, etc.). ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be cured?

Can lung cancer be cured?

Absolutely: Stage IA lung cancer that is resected with a lobectomy and lymph node sampling has better than an 80% cure rate. Stage IB, IIA and IIB are also frequently curable. Unfortunately 75% of lung cancers are Stage II (difficult to cure) or IV (incurable) at the time they are diagnosed ...Read more

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Is lung cancer hereditary?

Is lung cancer hereditary?

Unclear: Non or never smokers can develop lung cancer if they have a genetic mutation to such genes as egfr or eml4/alk fusion translocation. For more info: http://bit.Ly/ygfoko. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for lung cancer?

Many symptoms: Lung cancer can present with many symptoms, including shortness of breath, cough, bloody sputum, weight loss, fatigue, or no symptoms at all, especially in the early stages of the cancer. ...Read more

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How likely is surviving lung cancer?

How likely is surviving lung cancer?

Stage dependent: Odds of surviving lung cancer depend upon the stage (extent/spread) of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. A small tumor that is confined to the lung and has not spread to lymph nodes (stage 1) may be completely cured. An advanced tumor that is large and has spread to lymph nodes and other organs (such as brain/liver/adrenal glands) will be treated but will be challenging to completely cure. ...Read more

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What are some causes of lung cancer?

Risk factors: Lung cancer is most commonly a long process of years in which the lungs are exposed to damaging substances/"carcinogens". The biggest/best known is smoking. This link may help: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lung-cancer/risk-factors-and-prevention. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of lung cancer?

What is the symptoms of lung cancer?

None in early stages: Lung cancer may not produce any noticeable symptoms in the early stages. In approximately 40 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer, the diagnosis is made after the disease has advanced. In one third of those diagnosed, the cancer has reached stage 3. Cough, weight loss, blood in sputum, hoarseness, and shortness of breath are some symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of lung cancer?

What is the symptoms of lung cancer?

Lung cancer: Two things: 1: If you think you have lung cancer you should start with a clinic visit to the Emergency Facility. 2: What are the symptoms you have had? Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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How likely is surviving lung cancer?

How likely is surviving lung cancer?

Depends on stage...: The best predictor of surviving lung cancer is the stage or extent of the disease at diagnosis. If the cancer is small and has not spread out of the lungs, then much better odds of survival. If the cancer is large and has spread to lymph nodes and other organs (like liver, adrenals, or brain), then long term survival is less likely. ...Read more

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What can we expect from lung cancer?

What can we expect from lung cancer?

From nothing: To terminal. Early on, no symptoms. May be identified on x-ray or ct for something independent. Cough hemoptysis- coughing blood pain in apex or chest wall shortness of breath. Progress from tiny, to small stage 1, to local spread to lymph nodes, to spread with distant metastasis stage 4. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. Riley Alexander
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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more