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Dr. Peter Dahlberg
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What is the life expectancy of someone with lung cancer and metastasis?

Dr. Peter Dahlberg
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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What is the life expectancy of someone with lung cancer and metastasis?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


Dr. Kris Gast
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
26 years in practice
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What to expect in the final stages of metastasis for somebody with lung cancer?

Dr. Kris Gast
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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What to expect in the final stages of metastasis for somebody with lung cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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What is metastasis and at what stage during the devolopment of lung cancer does it start to occur?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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What is metastasis and at what stage during the devolopment of lung cancer does it start to occur?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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Why are some cancers(like testicular) highly curable even in full metastasis yet others(like lung cancer) are rarely curable even in early stages?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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Why are some cancers(like testicular) highly curable even in full metastasis yet others(like lung cancer) are rarely curable even in early stages?

Not alike: All cancers are not alike and have different biology and genetic factors. Some are more sensitive to chemotherapies and others more resistant. Some tumors are inherently more aggressive. The patient's immune system defends some cancers more efficiently. No two cancers are alike. ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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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

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? ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
42 years in practice
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Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1. Lung cancer?

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
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Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1.  Lung cancer?

Needs Biopsy: Is there a known primary cancer? If not, you will need a biopsy of one of the nodes. Your doctor may suggest a mediastinoscopy and biopsy to get a tissue specimen. There are other causes of mediastinal node enlargement such as infection and sarcoidosis so it is important to make a definite diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
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Explain the physical progression of stage 4 metastasis lung cancer in brains and pelvic with an 8 month diagnosis?

Dr. H Robert Silverstein
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Explain the physical progression of stage 4 metastasis lung cancer  in brains and pelvic with an  8 month diagnosis?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Metastasis noted in bone in pelvic region. Now person is noted as stage 4 lung cancer given about 3 months to live. How accurate is this prognosis?

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Metastasis noted in bone in pelvic region. Now person is noted as stage 4 lung cancer given about 3 months to live. How accurate is this prognosis?

Possibly: Metastasis to bone from any tumor/malignancy is stage4= distant metastasis= spread beyond margins. Prognosis is guarded, depending on originating type. Some metastasis respond to removal or control of primary thyroid and renal come to mind. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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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 ?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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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 ?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
40 years in practice
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How long should a stage four lung cancer patient with metastasis to brain and liver expect to live?

Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
40 years in practice
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How long should a stage four lung cancer patient with metastasis to brain and liver expect to live?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Lung cancer is a medical condition caused by the over proliferation of certain types of abnormal cells found in the lung. Symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, sputum with blood, hoarse ...Read more


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