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Can People Survive Lung Cancer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Miracle: Most do not live long. If someone seems to be out living the situation, may need to reconsider the original, diagnosis! ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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