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How To Treat Small Cell Lung Cancer Quickly
80 yrs old diagnosed with non small lung cancer (local), developed pneumonia after the first carboplatin gemcitabine treatment. Is it treatable?
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
Stage is key: The stage or amount of cancer present helps determine if surgery, or other treatments are the best first step. The early stages are best treated with surgery. Sometimes chemotherapy and radiation are used. There is no single way to say what is the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the stage: Once diagnosed you will need to be staged to evaluate for resection. In general patients with early stage lung cancer ( i or ii ), who are healthy enough , should be treated with surgery to remove the cancer. In the more advanced stages (iii or iv) , surgery by itself is usually not curative, and other treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy are required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is no: Cogent role for cyberknife in sclc and it would be a misuse of that expensive technology. Chemotherapy is the standard for limited or extensive disease, thoracic radiotherapy with linac is standard in disease confined to chest. All those warrant preventitive radiotherapy to the brain if the chest responds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Can anyone give me some information and a prognosis about small cell lung cancer and how to treat it?
What does incurable lung cancer mean? Doctors said they cant treat it but can only control it. Meaning? I am suffering from non small cell lung cancer
With inoperable non-small cell lung cancer, if there's a targetable genetic mutation (EGFR etc) can it be treated at stage 3A? Alongside chemo/radio?
You have a fe Choice: Stage 3A lung cancer is often operable but does need systemic chemotherapy before or after surgery(preferably in the beginning). Please ask your oncologist if they could run a test for EGFR....it may be useful information to have in your treatment which should be as intensive and complete(use all possible) yet use the standard guidelines(no simultaneous use of targeted agent along with chemotherap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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