liver tumor metastasized from small cell lung cancer

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Dr. Ly T. Phan answered:

Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

Hmmmm

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if you'd do have cancer in liver, lung, and spleen, my advice is to talk to your oncologist about how to improve your quality of life rather than improving tumor marker. As you know, chemo agents are not well tolerated in some people.
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My dad has small cell lung cancer, after chemotherapy the tumor was reduced 80%, can it still grow if left alone?

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Small cell lung cancer often responds very well to chemotherapy (shrinks) but it is unfortunately also common for the cancer to return after the completion of chemotherapy. Your medical and radiation oncologists can give you the best information for your father's particular case
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What is small cell carcinoma lung cancer with liver cancer stage 4?

Bad situation

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Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only.
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Looking for a doctor who specializes in small cell metastatic liver cancer. Can you recommend some in Chicago? A friend has just been diagnosed as having inoperable liver/lung cancer. Doctors gave her 7 - 10 months to live. We want to continue the figh

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Your best bet would be a cancer program attached to one of the medical schools in Chicago, such as Northwestern or the University of Chicago. Those facilities are used to managing difficult cases like this and have access to research protocols that may not be available elsewhere. It's hard to know, without more information, which specialists would be involved in your friend's case. For example, if there is active, progressive disease in both the liver and lung, and if both sites have been called inoperable, then it will probably be a medical oncologist. If the disease is stable in one site but progressive in the other, then organ-specific local therapy like radiation, radiofrequency ablation, chemoembolization, radioisotope embolization, and other options may exist. In such cases, the group of doctors might expand to include radiation oncologists, surgeons, and interventional radiologists, among others.
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Dr. Joshua Garren answered:

Have a small tumor in left lung had ct n dr said not to worry but both parents died lung cancer do I need 2 nd opinion list a lot weight?

A 2nd opinion

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A second opinion is always good in situations like this.
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How would lung cancer (tumor) spread to the brain?

Blood vessels

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The cancer grows into small blood vessels and sheds cells that move through the blood stream to distant sites, lung, then rest of body.
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Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?

Hard to say/depends.

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At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done , it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery after adjuvant chemotherapy. There are certainly trials out there and I would recommend talking to your doctor before starting any, but the chance for success is likely limited, as the 5 year survival of stage IV is <5%, but it doesn't hurt to try.
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Dr. Hiroshi Takita answered:

My friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperablel lung cancer.6 rounds of chemo shrunk tumor but tumors in adrenals grew.she was diagnosed in march.prognosis?

Cosider localtherapy

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I think the lung cancer can metastasize to the adrenal gland either by the lymphatic or the hematogenous route. In case of metastasis by the lymphatic route, it can be a solitary metastasis, and the prognosis can be relatively better. If the patient is young and in good performance status, aggressive treatment(stereotactic radiotherapy or even removal) can be considered in very selected case.
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Dr. Joshua Garren answered:

Life expectancy for lung cancer gone to brain. PET scan shows no other cancer now, only 1 tumor on brain. Surgery and whole brsin radiation will be?

"oligometastatic"

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Patients with a single brain tumor as the only site of metastatic disease are called "oligometastatic." The chance of cure, though small, is real. Every cancer specialist has a few such patients. I would strongly recommend aggressive treatment, including either radiosurgery (Cyberknife, Gammaknife, etc.) to the brain or surgical resection, and again stereotactic or chemoradiation to the lung.
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Dr. Joshua Garren answered:

My friend was diagnosed in march with stage 4 inoperable lung cancer.6 tounds of aggressive chemo shrunk lung tumor but now in both adrenals.prognosis?

Hard to say

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Lung cancer often spreads to the adrenal glands, but adrenal tumors are often benign. The best predictor of how well your friend will do is how quickly the tumor is growing. If he truly had nothing there in March and now, despite chemotherapy, has large adrenal tumors growing that is not a good sign. If, however, your frined has had adrenal tumors all along, then the prognosis is much better.
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