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My grandfather has advanced stage lungs cancer. What should I do?

My grandfather has advanced stage lungs cancer. What should I do?

Respect...: ...His wishes regarding the choice between treatment vs. Supportive care and his wishes regarding a living will. Make sure he know his life was and still is significant to the family. If he chooses to get treatment, help him any way you can. ...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 do you suggest if my grandfather has advanced stage lungs cancer ?

What do you suggest if my grandfather has advanced stage lungs cancer ?

Many options: That depends on the stage and his overall medical condition. Patients with stage III disease and good health are generally candidates for combined chemo-radiation or sequential chemo followed by radiation. Patients with stage IV disease may receive chemotherapy or 'targeted' therapy depending on the genetic profile of the tumor. In stage IV, radiation is used as palliation. ...Read more

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What is best study for advanced stage ovarian cancer that is metistatic?

Study for what?: Are you trying to decide if you have advanced ovarian cancer or want to monitor it? There are no good screening tests but if you are suspicious of a problem, or at high risk, a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound and ca-125 blood test are used for screening. A cat scan can be helpful if there are strong suspicions (abdom bloating, palpable mass, elevated ca-125). Send more info. ...Read more

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My grandfather has advanced stage lungs cancer. What does "advanced" mean?

My grandfather has advanced stage lungs cancer. What does "advanced" mean?

Lung Cancer: Usually means stage IV (cancer already spread) or stage iii lung cancer that can not be operated. ...Read more

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My grandfather has advanced stage lungs cancer. What can I do to help him?

My grandfather has advanced stage lungs cancer. What can I do to help him?

Be there for him: I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. I can't over emphasize importance of "Be there for him." Let him know that you care. Spend time w/him. Listen to him. Ask him what he wants. Any goals? Events to experience? Does he want more surgery? Radiation? Chemotherapy? Or would he rather focus on care rather than cure eg hospice. Help him complete advance care directives. http://goo.gl/XJUEGK ...Read more

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Are there any treatment options for ?Advanced stage uterine cancer patients?

Are there any treatment options for ?Advanced stage uterine cancer patients?

Radiation, surgery : And chemotherapy: even non-curable cancer may be kept under control with current treatments. If the cancer is too far advanced for control there still are treatments to keep the patient comfortable through palliative and hospice care. ...Read more

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What's advanced stage cancer?

What's advanced stage cancer?

Large or spread: This depends on the cancer diagnosis, but usually means that the cancer is large or has spread beyond the site of origin. ...Read more

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Pls give guideline to cure advanced stage of stomach cancer?

Pls give guideline to cure advanced stage of stomach cancer?

Metastatic?: Advanced cancer of the stomach is not usually curable. Rarely, resection will provide a cure if there is no evidence of lymph node metastases or distant metastases. Otherwise chemotherapy would be added but full care would be very rare. ...Read more

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Would a chest X-ray show advanced stages of great cancer that spread throughout the chest?

Would a chest X-ray show advanced stages of great cancer that spread throughout the chest?

Might: Not sure what "great cancer" is.....Most of them are lousy! chest xray might show cancer in the lungs or chest. It might show tumors, fluid or swollen glands. By itself does not prove cancer.. Often chest xray can miss a cancer that is hiding in there. Usually need cat scan to get a better picture. ...Read more