how long can you live with lung cancer without treatment

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Dr. Hung Khong answered:

How long can one live with small cell lung cancer with no treatment at all?

12 months or less

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Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive disease. It is highly sensitive to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy but it tends to recur. If the disease is limited, cure can be achieved with proper treatment. If the disease is extensive, cure is not feasable but treament can improve or delay symptoms and can help patients live longer. Without treatment, survival is 6 to 12 months.
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On average, how long will a lung cancer patient have to live without treatment?

Variable

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Different cell types Different risk factors Different discovery Different Stages Metastatic Overall, about 40 % are surviving at five years with treatment--so less without!!!
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Can you tell me how long can someone with terminal lung cancer live, after treatment is stopped?

Varies

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Depends on the stage of the disease, the presence of metastases, and the overall condition of the patient.
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How long could a person live with out treatment for lung cancer?

That Depends

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There are a lot of factors that determine survival without treatment for lung cancer: the cell type, how big the cancer is, whether it has spread anywhere, and the location of the cancer. If, for instance, the cancer is in the brain, not treating it would probably cause a lot of suffering. That said, for some people, no treatment of lung cancer is an option. But, you must know that it is fatal.
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore answered:

If I decide not to get treatment for my stage 4 lung cancer, how long am I likely to live?

Average 4-6 months

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The average survival for patients with stage 4 lung cancer is usually 4-6 months if only supportive therapy is used. Survival will depend on subtype of lung cancer; areas of cancer spread specially critical organs (brain, liver); and also overall patient health. Rarely, some patients can have longer survial of upto a year.
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Dr. Joseph Bassett answered:

On average, how long will a stage 3b lung cancer patient have to live while getting treatment?

2 to 3 years

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it depends on the general condition of the patient and t he treatment
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

My dad had lung cancer surgery last year and they got it all. He did not do treatment. Now it is in the brain. How long could he live?

D/w his oncologist

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sorry for your dad's condition. treatment, and prognosis would depend obviously on the stage, however, the type of lung cancer, whether he would do treatment now, what treatment, and how is the response to therapy would also affect the prognosis. In general, based on studies, people with stage 4 lung cancer -on average- with treatment could live for 12-15 months. it would be much less without tx.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

Including surgery, chemo, and radiation, how long does the treatment for lung cancer usually last?

Does last mean...

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1. time to do; or 2. durability? All 3 have been used, but the thoughtful people leading lung cancer treatment have not proven its value. If you have stage IIIa at presentation (+ N2 node), surgery offers nothing if the N2 node persists or disease grows. If N2 goes, sme suggest lobectomy is better, but most agree that pneumonectomy confirs survival hazard.
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How long does the Nausea side effect from radiation treatment for lung cancer last?   How do you tell if nausea is caused by radiation or tarceva?

Not from radiation

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Most lung cancer treated with radiation does not cause nausea unless the fields are large and on the left bottom part of the lung overlaps the stomach. Chemo is systemic and more likely the cause of the nausea. Lung cancer can easily go to the brain and the presenting sign can be nausea so make sure a brain scan was negative.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered:

Stage 4 lung cancer, in liver, on spine ate hole in hip bone. No treatment still smoke. How long do I have left. What to tell my kids. What's next. ?

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discuss with your Doc who has been treating as he/she would have answer to all your questions. Tell your kids the truth whatever your Doc informs you about your condition. It looks very grim with Stage 4 lung cancer which has spread to multiple organs and bones. Are you at home or at a hospital?
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