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What should I know about nsclc (non small cell lung cancer)?

What should I know about nsclc (non small cell lung cancer)?

Smoking: It is frequently caused by smoking. There is too much to discuss in 400 words! try this: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/non-small-cell-lung/patient/page1. ...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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What is the best treatment for lung cancer ( nsclc)?

What is the best treatment for lung cancer ( nsclc)?

Talk to your doctor: Depends on your health and the stage of the disease. In early stages, surgery is the best way to go. In later stages, chemotherapy is appropriate. Here it becomes way too complicated. In brief, certain tumor markers are very helpful in determining the appropriate chemotherapy to use. ...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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In december 2005 I had non-small cell lung cancer. What are the chances of relapse?

In december 2005 I had non-small cell lung cancer. What are the chances of relapse?

Not common: Since you have been disease free for nearly 7 years it would be unusual for a recurrence. There might be risk for a second new lung cancer depending on the original type and smoking history. ...Read more

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Friend of mine who is 48 was dx with non small cell lung cancer stage 2a what is the prognosis. Any chance of cure?

Friend of mine who is 48 was dx with non small cell lung cancer stage 2a what is the prognosis. Any chance of cure?

Guarded: I'm glad you're there for your friend. For stage 2a lung cancer, about 35-40% of people are alive in five years with treatment. I'm going to assume that the staging is complete. Best wishes to you both ...Read more

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What are the chances and lifespan of someone who is stricken with non-small cell lung cancer?

What are the chances and lifespan of someone who is stricken with non-small cell lung cancer?

Depends on stage: Lower stage non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc) has better survival based on stage appropriate therapy than later stage tumors. The standard of care therapy for stage i and ii nsclc is surgery. For stage iiia chemoradiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone and stage iiib and IV chemotherapy +/- radiation. ...Read more

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Mom diagnosed wi/stage IV non small cell lung cancer its mets to bones, a lymph node, pancreas. What is her chances of survival?

Mom diagnosed wi/stage IV non small cell lung cancer its mets to bones, a lymph node, pancreas. What is her chances of survival?

Tough: Not curable but treatable. Survival depends on several factors, performance status-meaning how she is doing and how many side effects. Also depends on how well and if she responds to chemotherapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for patients diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer stage 4?

What is the average life expectancy for patients diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer stage 4?

Not great : Less than 10% of patients survive past 5 years. Average life expectancy is about a year on average. ...Read more

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What is non-small cell lung cancer?

What is non-small cell lung cancer?

See below: Non-small cell lung cancer is a type of lung cancer that grows more slowly and can be operated on if diagnosed at an early stage. It generally has a better prognosis than small-cell lung cancer, but that is depending on the stage and comorbidities. ...Read more

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Can people survive non small cell lung cancer?

Can people survive non small cell lung cancer?

Yes,depends stage: Stage 1 nsclc; surgical resection, appr70%5yrsurv stage2nsclc;surgery apprx. 30-35% 5 yr survival. ...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