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Can people survive lung cancer for years?

Can people survive lung cancer for years?

Yes: Yes with appropriate, multi-disciplinary cancer treatment and care there are 5 year survival rates for every stage of lung cancer: http://goo.Gl/2cdq9 and http://goo.Gl/jx197. ...Read more

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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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Can people survive non small cell lung cancer?

Can people survive non small cell lung cancer?

Yes,depends stage: Stage 1 nsclc; surgical resection, appr70%5yrsurv stage2nsclc;surgery apprx. 30-35% 5 yr survival. ...Read more

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How likely is survival from lung cancer?

How likely is survival from lung cancer?

Depends on stage: Lower stage non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc) has better survival based on stage appropriate therapy than later stage tumors. The standard of care therapy for stage i and ii nsclc is surgery. For stage iiia chemoradiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone and stage iiib and IV chemotherapy +/- radiation. ...Read more

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Please describe the survival rates of small cell lung cancer?

Please describe the survival rates of small cell lung cancer?

Limited: Most with this diagnosis have less than 2 years of survival, unless found when small and peripheral so it can be removed! ...Read more

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Why are survival rates for lung cancer so much lower than other forms of cAncer?

Why are survival rates for lung cancer so much lower than other forms of cAncer?

Lung cancer survival: Compared to other cancers in a head-to-head comparison, deaths from lung cancer actually trail cancers of the liver, pancreas, or certain rare aggressive sarcomas. However there is a greater percentage of the population who have lung cancer compared to any of the previously mentioned neoplasms. Survival is most often quoted at only 4% of those diagnosed at 5 years. ...Read more

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What are the lung cancer survival rates for non smoker?

What are the lung cancer survival rates for non smoker?

Stage dependent: Once cancer develops, survival is based on the stage. Smoking has little to do with survival at that point. The higher the stage, the lower the survival. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of lung cancer at stage 2b?

What is the survival rate of lung cancer at stage 2b?

Need more info!: What type of lung cancer? Different types have different survival rates. That being said, the average 5 year survival for all stage 2 lung cancers is 40-50%. Just remember what mark twain had to say about statistics: "there are 3 kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics!" statistics apply to groups. Individual experiences can, and do, vary. ...Read more

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How long can someone survive with stage 4 lung cancer?

How long can someone survive with stage 4 lung cancer?

Limited: What type? Small cell briefly nsclc depends on location and metastasis! metastatic to lung from other organs may respond to removal responses to chemo&/ radiation are also variable stage 4 is not removable, so limited survival is the usual. ...Read more

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What is the chance of survival with stage 4 lung cancer?

What is the chance of survival with stage 4 lung cancer?

Miracle: Most do not live long. If someone seems to be out living the situation, may need to reconsider the original, diagnosis! ...Read more

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What is the survival percentage non small cell lung cancer?

What is the survival percentage non small cell lung cancer?

The stage and others: Will depend on the stage and other prognostic factors. In general, the 5 year overall survival for stage 1 is 60-80%., stage 2 is 40-50%; stage 3 is 10-23%, and stage 4 is less than 10%. These however are the statistics obtained when using regular cytotoxic chemotherapy. With more personalized and more targetted therapy-we are hoping the number will improve. ...Read more

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How long do lung cancer patients survive if left untreated?

How long do lung cancer patients survive if left untreated?

Depends: Depending on the stage and over all condition. It can range frim few weeks to many months. ...Read more

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How long does someone survive with non-small cell lung cancer?

How long does someone survive with non-small cell lung cancer?

Depends on Stage: The answer to that question depends greatly on how advanced the cancer is when it is diagnosed. That, in turn, depends on how big the tumor is, where it is located, whether it has spread locally or all over the body. Generally, the earlier you catch the cancer, the longer the survival is. That is not a 100% "take it to the bank" rule, but it is a general pattern. A number of tests find out stage. ...Read more

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If I have stage II lung cancer, what are my chances of survival?

If I have stage II lung cancer, what are my chances of survival?

Good: For stage ii lung cancer the standard of care for the physically fit patient is surgery. If there is tumor in the lymph nodes then chemotherapy after surgery. The patient should be evaluated by a abts certified thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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What does a 5yr survival rate mean when refering to lung cancer?

What does a 5yr survival rate mean when refering to lung cancer?

Stats: This link should help. Briefly, it is a statistical analysis of what percent of people with a given cancer are alive at 5 years: http://goo.Gl/2een7. ...Read more

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For what length of time do lung cancer patients survive untreated?

For what length of time do lung cancer patients survive untreated?

Briefly: Develop pneumonia, pain, cough, bleeding, metastasis and serious problems . Depends on cell type, stage at finding, treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for someone with small cell lung cancer?

What is the survival rate for someone with small cell lung cancer?

Very rare : Of all the people diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, around 1 in 3 have limited disease at the time of diagnosis. With treatment about 25 out of every 100 people (25%) will live for at least 2 years. ...Read more

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Friend in a coma that also has lung cancer. Any chance he survives?

LungCA&coma: Assuming the coma is due to the lung cancer?...He would have a slim chance of coming out of it. If the coma is due to pneumonia/infection or some other medical condition he might have a chance of coming around.Either way this sounds very serious and good communication with the team of doctors caring for him is essential.Hard decision maybe in his family's future&more informed the better. ...Read more

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With regards to lung cancer, what do they mean by a 5 year survival rate?

Alive after 5 years: Refers to the percentage of a population of patients with lung cancer that are still living five years from the time the statement is made. Therefore this is an average. Some patients live longer and some less. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to live or what's the survival rate of lung cancer?

Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds.. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate with lung cancer? How long can you live if you have lung cancer? What is the best case scenario?

What is the survival rate with lung cancer? How long can you live if you have lung cancer?  What is the best case scenario?

Depends on stage: Survival for lung cancer is stage specific. Early stage has better survivalmthen late stage. However if you are being treated for lung cancer, the important thing is to stay positive and optimistic, regardless of the stage. ...Read more

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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. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and ...Read more