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Which form of lung cancer has the best prognosis?

Which form of lung cancer has the best prognosis?

Bronchoalveolar has: The least tendency to metastasize (travel), but tantalizes surrgeons because it seems cured, and can pop up later. It has the best prognosis for surviving for 5 years, but it's because it commonly grows slowly not becuase doctors' interventions produce the desired effect. Also, new biologic markers (egfr) and mutations may indicate response to drugs. ...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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My grandad has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. What is the usual prognosis?

My grandad has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. What is the usual prognosis?

Poor: Successful treatment of lung cancer is generally based on the stage at presentation. The more advance the stage, the lower the chances of cure. Advanced lung cancer is usually not surgically resectable, and is treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation. ...Read more

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What's the prognosis for non small cell lung cancer ?

What's the prognosis for non small cell lung cancer ?

5yr suvival bystage : Ia = 49% ib = 45% iia = 30% iib = 31% iiia = 14% iiib = 5% iv = 1% http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-survival-rates. ...Read more

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What's the prognosis for stage 3b non small cell lung cancer?

Not good: Stage 3b non-small-cell-lung cancer is a very heterogeneous group of patients and as such there is no unanimous hard data on survival, unlike the earlier stages. Some may benefit from chemo- and radiation therapy to shrink the tumor and be resected. My advice is to go to the most renowned lung cancer specialist that is available to you and hope for the best. ...Read more

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We found out yesterday that my dad has stage four lung cancer. What is his prognosis?

We found out yesterday that my dad has stage four lung cancer. What is his prognosis?

Not good: Most patients with stage 4 lung cancer don't survive more than 6 months. But this is of course individual and you should look for the best possible treatment for your father. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can anyone give me some information and a prognosis about small cell lung cancer and how to treat it?

Limited: If lucky, small lesion, no metastasis, peripheral in lung, found early by accident! and removed thoroughly. If not prognosis is limited, usually 1-2 years max even with best care. ...Read more

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Friend of mine who is 48 was dx with non small cell lung cancer stage 2a what is the prognosis. Any chance of cure?

Friend of mine who is 48 was dx with non small cell lung cancer stage 2a what is the prognosis. Any chance of cure?

Guarded: I'm glad you're there for your friend. For stage 2a lung cancer, about 35-40% of people are alive in five years with treatment. I'm going to assume that the staging is complete. Best wishes to you both ...Read more

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Why does stage 2 lung cancer after cancer has been removed with surgery still have a poor prognosis?

Why does stage 2 lung cancer after cancer has been removed with surgery still have a poor prognosis?

Guarded, not poor: Tiny groups of cancer cells have often spread -- but they often haven't. Some cancers are better at early spreading than others. The pathologist can help your doctor estimate the odds. ...Read more

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Why does stage 1 lung cancer still have a poor prognosis? Why doesn't it have a high 5 year rate even at a early stage?

Why does stage 1 lung cancer still have a poor prognosis? Why doesn't it have a high 5 year rate even at a early stage?

Lung cancer : If stage one lung cancer is respected (removed ) the cure rate is about half as about half the time the cancer has already spread before surgery removed the main Tumor. ...Read more

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My dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer). Prognosis?

My dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer). Prognosis?

Depends: Small cell carcinoma of the lung is treated with chemotherapy. Response to therapy dictates survival. Keep in mind that small cell carcinoma has the worst survival rates among lung cancers. Most therapy is palliative. ...Read more

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


Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more