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If I had 1/3 of a lung removed for lung cancer, what are the chances of me surviving without radiation?

If I had 1/3 of a lung removed for lung cancer, what are the chances of me surviving without radiation?

Pretty good: If positive lymph nodes are found during surgery, usually chemotherapy is recommended. Radiation after surgery is not as common and certainly quite unusual without combining it with chemotherapy. So, chances are you will not need radiation after surgery, but you may need chemotherapy. ...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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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 my husband have to have chemotherapy for nonsmall cell lung cancer in which he had two right lobes removed 2 months ago?

Why does my husband have to have chemotherapy for nonsmall cell lung cancer in which he had two right lobes removed 2 months ago?

Adjunct ChemoRx: I'm glad your husbands tumor was operable. The decision about giving adjunct chemotherapy is based on how big the tumor is, what subtype (there are dozens just for lung), and how far it was found to have gotten at surgery. Some protocols give improved survival (time, overall) if some chemotherapy is given. He does not HAVE to take it but needs to be given the facts himself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My mom is a rare case right lung has nsclc removed one third of lung cancer free but the left one has sclc doc ordered six and half weeks of radiatio?

My mom is a rare case right lung has nsclc removed one third of lung cancer free but the left one has sclc  doc ordered six and half weeks of radiatio?

Reasonable: It is possible to have two different lung tumors at the same time. If there is no evidence of cancer outside the chest a combination of radiation and chemotherapy together would be the best proven therapy for the small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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Dad,Oscar,was told stage 4 lung cancer 2.5 wks ago. 1/3 sz brain tumor removed. 3 brain lesions. In bones&pos liver. Would u cyperknife brain tomorrow?

Dad,Oscar,was told stage 4 lung cancer 2.5 wks ago. 1/3 sz brain tumor removed. 3 brain lesions. In bones&pos liver. Would u cyperknife brain tomorrow?

It depends: If you are 76, your Dad must be late 80s or early 90s. At such an advanced age it may not be worth being so aggressive with terminal cancer that at such advanced stage means he has only few weeks to few months left. However, if his desire is to be aggressive, Cyberknife is an effective an low risk procedure and I would recommend it highly. Otherwise, hospice care is very appropriate. ...Read more

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How quickly can lung cancer spread?

How quickly can lung cancer spread?

Depends: Depends on the type of lung cancer, the location, and the person's overall immune status. ...Read more

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How quickly does lung cancer spread?

How quickly does lung cancer spread?

Very variable: This varies with cancer type and route of spread among other factors. At the time of diagnosis, small cell lung cancer is more often already spread to other organs. Non-small cell cancer can stay as small lung nodules for a couple of years before picking up speed. Spreading via the blood vessels can be sometimes faster than spread through the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How do you cure small cell lung cancer?

Rarely is cured.: It depends on the stage and if the cancer has spread. Small cell lung carcinoma is usually treated with chemotherapy and radiation. It is one of the most aggressive subtypes of lung cancer. Definitely consult with an oncologist, but patients with small cell should weigh the benefits of participating in treatment offered in clinical trials at university centers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about lung cancer?

Information: Two basic types, small cell and non- small cell. Best treated if found early, which usually means found when looking for something else. If possible, best treated with surgical resection. If not, can be treated with radiation and /or chemotherapy. Newer treatments are generally aimed at patients not considered good surgical candidates. Most common cause: smoking. ...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


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

From national cancer institute: "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 non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more