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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?

Different

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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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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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How long will you have with stage 4 lung cancer?

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Depends on cell type, location, metastases to be a bit more accurate. Small cell generaly 12 months or so.. Others longer depending on responses to therapy
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How long can someone survive with stage 4 lung cancer?

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What type? Small cell briefly NSCLC depends on location and metastasis! Metastatic to lung from other organs may respond to removal Responses to chemo&/ radiation are also variable STAGE 4 is not removable, so limited survival is the usual.
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For what length of time can a person live with stage 4 lung cancer?

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What type? Small cell briefly NSCLC depends on location and metastasis! Metastatic to lung from other organs may respond to removal Responses to chemo&/ radiation are also variable STAGE 4 is not removable, so limited survival is the usual.
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Mum diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Mass in upper right airway caused major blockage. Iressa treatment opens up airway. Any chances of recovery?

Targeted therapy

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Newer targeted therapy agents can be quite beneficial for some patients with lung cancer. This is especially true in female never smokers who may have selected mutations that can be easily targeted with these drugs. However, unfortunately stage IV lung cancer is not curable.
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What is the chance of survival with stage 4 lung cancer?

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Most do not live long. If someone seems to be out living the situation, may need to reconsider the original,diagnosis!
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With stage 4 lung cancer, what is the life expectancy?

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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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What are some good suggestions for chemo with stage 4 lung cancer?

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It depends on the cancer type. In small-cell lung carcinoma, cisplatin and etoposide are used. In advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma, two drugs are used, with one is often platinum-based (either cisplatin or carboplatin). Other commonly used drugs are gemcitabine, paclitaxel and docetaxel. Vinorelbine and cisplatin is more effective in aduvant chemo.. Regardless, 5 year survival is <5%.
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