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How Long Can You Live With Stage 4 Lung Cancer
Average 4-6 months: 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. ...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
My great grandmother has stage 4 lung cancer and is on oxygen and won't be taking any treatment. How long can we expect her to live? Non small cell
Varies: but 1-2 years from time of diagnosis. Poorer prognosis the more advanced it is (larger, spread more places, having complications due to invovlement of the liver or brain). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 lung Ca. : A few months, somewhere between 3 months or shorter to 8 months on average depending on the extent of disease and tumor aggressiveness. But i want to emphasize stage 4 lung cancer is not curable, but treatable. I encourage you to see local oncologist, fully review the case, and possibly start treatment as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Stage 4 lung cancer, given 12 months 18 months ago, lost heaps of weight, now large mass in kidneys, need to know how long left to take kids 4 l visit?
Not much longer: It is always difficult (nearly impossible) to predict the inevitable: you should go now and spend as much time together as possible (for as long as possible). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friend diagnosis last march stage 4 lung cancer, mets to adrenals, lymphs, neck, now liver.Hospice began today.No food 5 days.Sleeping all day.How long? Ideas?
Depends: People respond differently to metastatic cancer. If hospice has been started, the goal is to make them as comfortable as possible. Sleeping may be due to disease or medication. Continue with supportive care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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