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What is difference between lung disease and lung cancer ?

Several

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Pneumonia COPD Emphysema Other infections Pneumothorax are all lung disease. Cancer is malignant growth of some cell type Squamous Adeno Small cell Etc
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What is the difference in treatment between chronic lung disease and lung cancer?

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Non small cell lung cancer mainstay of therapy is surgical resection for appropiate lesions. 5yr survival for stage I NSCLC after surgical resection is about 70%, Stage II about 30%. Chronic lung disease is emphysema,bronchitis,asthma, obviously a totally different diagnosis. Patients may develop lung cancer with or without chronic lung disease but more common in smokers.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

Can you get a lung transplant to help cure lung cancer?

Immunosuppression

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The drugs that allow a human transplant, suppress the immune system. Even "compatible" organs from donors, usually sudden deaths in otherwise healthy folks, have antigens recognized by the recipient immune system, so asleep the immunity most go to tolerate the "foreign" organ. The immune system helps control and eliminate cancer cells. Those with transplants are susceptible to tumor development
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai answered:

No symptoms and felt fine til they told me i had stage iv primary lung cancer / 2nd kidney cancer. Is it that unusual or rare for a person to live a long normal life without ever knowing they have it?

Lung cancer

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about 35-40% patients when diagnosed with stage 4 NSCLC do not have symptoms and signs of that and it is found as part of routine imaging or based on some very subtle and non specific signs and symptoms.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

What is the life expectancy of lung cancer?

Depends on the stage

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depends on the stage of cancer, the biology , overall health condition of patients. Nowadays treatment of lung cancer is personalized based on the stage and biology of cancer. Patients can survive only for several months, a few /several years or could be cured in a very early stage. In a study, overall survival in stage IV non small cell lung cancer- is approximately 15 months.
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Dr. Peter Dahlberg answered:

What is the life expectancy of someone with lung cancer and metastasis?

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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 is life expectancy of lung cancer patient ?

Can be high

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Small size, peripheral, squamous cell can be cured. 70-90% at five years Depends on cell type- small cell cancer is still a bad actor. Many variables Better to answer with cell type- biopsy and imaging= staging to look for any distant mets.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What is the life expectancy of lung cancer victim who keeps smoking?

Likely short

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About half the patients with lung cancer are gone within a year of diagnosis. Keeping up smoking will add to the lung damage, cause heart disease and other pathologies, and reduce the life span even if the person beats the cancer.
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With stage 4 lung cancer, what is the life expectancy?

Greatly depends

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That depends on many factors: the type of cancer, how much it has spread, whether it is responsive to treatment, whether you have received treatment, etc. etc. It is very difficult to make a prognostication about "life expectancy." Stage 4 cancer, of whatever type, can be very difficult. It is important you get all the information you need that is accurate and helpful.
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Dr. Brian Mott answered:

What is the life expectancy of someone with small cell lung cancer?

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With limited stage disease the median survival is less than 2 years and with extensive disease less than a year. Having said that there are 5 year survivors.
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