adrenal metastasis lung cancer

My grandfather was diagnosed stage 4 lung cancer, spread to stomach and adrenal glands. I'd like to know a bit more about wat we will be dealing with?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology
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Slow decline


Given your grandfather is in his 80's and given his stage 4 lung cancer, I would strongly recommend that you consider hospice; use of chemotherapy in this situation to extend life by approximately 6 months v the side-effects is not in his best interest. Hospice will give you support as he develops symptoms and slowly declines. Spend quality time with him- it is what you will remember.
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What is the life expectancy of someone with lung cancer and metastasis?

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Dr. Peter Dahlberg
Surgical Oncology
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Lung Cancer Spread


The life expectancy of a patient with lung cancer metastasis depends on a number of factors. Most important is the location of the metastasis. Lymph node disease can sometimes be cured. Those patients with isolated metastasis to the brain or to the adrenal gland have a much more favorable prognosis than patients with widespread disease. Average survival for stage IV disease is about 8 months.
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What to expect in the final stages of metastasis for somebody with lung cancer?

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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
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End of life


Towards the last days in any cancer patients life it really is about the same.They are kept comfortable with pain meds, they quit eating,growing weaker, sleep more.When they are awake they usually have pain so more meds are given and hence they sleep more and more. At the very end their breathing becomes irregular and noisy...and then eventually stops.Hopefully they have passed peacefully.
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Interesting Fact

Smoking is a bad risk factor for colorectal cancer; not just for lung cancer.

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Dr. Gottumukkala Raju
Gastroenterology
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What is metastasis and at what stage during the devolopment of lung cancer does it start to occur?

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Distant spread


A tumor is said to have metastasized when it spreads to a distant site through lymphatics or blood vessels. The molecular changes in the tumor associated with ability to metastasize vary with different tumors and are not clearly defined. In some types of lung cancers, metastases can occur even before cancer becomes detectable by x-ray.
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How long should a stage four lung cancer patient with metastasis to brain and liver expect to live?

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Dr. Martin D. Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology
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Less than 1 year


There are a number of variables here, including what kind of lung cancer, gender, whether there is a single or small number of metastasis in the brain that can be treated by surgery or stereotactic radiosurgery, general health status and age. The average survival overall is about 8 months for stage 4 disease.
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Quit smoking

Interesting Fact

Quit smoking. In 10 years your lung cancer risk reduces to 'normal'.

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Patient with stage 4 lung cancer with brain metastasis is having very bloody urine. What does this mean?

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Dr. Hung Khong
Medical Oncology
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Many things


Stage IV lung cancer with bloody urine can mean many things. It could be due to the presence of a metastatic tumor in the bladder or the kidney. Please also note whether or not you are on a blood thinner. In uncommon case, it could also indicate the presence of a primary bladder tumor (though I doubt in this case). Bladder inflammation or infection could also be the cause. Check with your doctor.
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What is life expectancy of lung cancer patient with bone metastasis age 72 male. Had Quit smoking 25 years back.

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Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Medical Oncology
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See below


It depends on several factors; pathology molecular status (egfr/alk) and other medical problems. Discuss with your oncologist
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explain the physical progression of stage 4 metastasis lung cancer in brains and pelvic with an 8 month diagnosis?

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Much


this is much too difficult to handle in an email. this should be discussed with your primary care physician/APRN and/or the oncologist. www.thepmc.org
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Hi, i am Ngoan, vietnamese. my moon have a lung cancer and metastasis in bony. She will do chemo on this December 17. can she use Fucoidan? Thanks

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Go ahead


Suit yourself and don't spend too much money on it. If you possess a basic knowledge of bioscience, you'll realize that essentially all the work that "shows effects of fucoidan" is done on cell cultures, not living organisms. This has been going on for thirty years with weak animal work appearing only in obscure no-impact journals. Do you want to give your money to people who mislead others?
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The timescale for the rest of my live with lung cancer metastasis bone and liver cancer. I was diagnosed early 2014 and I am 58 years old female ?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
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Longevity


I am sorry to hear about your condition. The best person to ask is the oncologist (O) who is familiar with you and your case, as the O knows you best of all. There are different types of lung cancer and without knowing the type and the severity of the metastatic lesions, your answer will be best answered by your O or another O. Good luck.
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