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Dr. Joshua Garren
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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What should I expect for small cell lung cancer metastasized to the brain twice. I have been treated with gamma knife as well as whole brain radiation?

Dr. Joshua Garren
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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What should I expect for small cell lung cancer metastasized to the brain twice. I have been treated with gamma knife as well as whole brain radiation?

Watch out: The chance of further brain metastases is very high. You should have an MRI of the brain at least every other month, if not every month. Better to catch these tumors small when they can be treated with radiosurgery instead of more whole brain. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Ly Phan
Board Certified, General Surgery
17 years in practice
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Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

Dr. Ly Phan
Board Certified, General Surgery
17 years in practice
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Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c  can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

Hmmmm: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
43 years in practice
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The timescale for the rest of my live with lung cancer metastasis bone and liver cancer. I was diagnosed early 2014 and I am 58 years old female ?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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The timescale for the rest of my live with lung cancer metastasis bone and liver cancer. I was diagnosed early 2014 and I am 58 years old female ?

Longevity: I am sorry to hear about your condition. The best person to ask is the oncologist (o) who is familiar with you and your case, as the o knows you best of all. There are different types of lung cancer and without knowing the type and the severity of the metastatic lesions, your answer will be best answered by your o or another o. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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How long should a stage four lung cancer patient with metastasis to brain and liver expect to live?

Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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How long should a stage four lung cancer patient with metastasis to brain and liver expect to live?

Less than 1 year: There are a number of variables here, including what kind of lung cancer, gender, whether there is a single or small number of metastasis in the brain that can be treated by surgery or stereotactic radiosurgery, general health status and age. The average survival overall is about 8 months for stage 4 disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Generally, how long would stage II lung cancer take to metastasize in a 70 year old woman?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Generally, how long would stage II lung cancer take to metastasize in a 70 year old woman?

No telling: You are asking how long it will take metastases to appear if you were diagnosed with stage ii and treated with the hope of cure. I can tell you that if you are disease-free in 5 years, you probably have a cure. I am also assuming this is non-small-cell carcinoma. I hope that rather than calculate odds, you will cherish each day, and resolve to live fully whether you have much or little time. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronen Elefant
Board Certified, Critical Care
8 years in practice
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Received a diagnosis and treatment options for stage 2 non-aggressive, not metastasized lung cancer. What is the best way to get a second opinion?

Dr. Ronen Elefant
Board Certified, Critical Care
8 years in practice
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Received a diagnosis and treatment options for stage 2 non-aggressive, not metastasized lung cancer. What is the best way to get a second opinion?

Thoracic surgeon: Find and visit a local thoracic surgeon. Maybe you can find one who would review your films and pathology reports by phone. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Randy Stevens
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What signs / symptoms will indicate when a person is close to death, so we know. My mother has a stage 4 lung cancer that metastasized to the bones.

Dr. Randy Stevens
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What signs / symptoms will indicate when a person is close to death, so we know. My mother has a stage 4 lung cancer that metastasized to the bones.

Palliative care: I am sorry to learn of your mothers illness. Lung cancer remains one of the highest cancer deaths. Palliative care doctors can help your mothers end with comfort. Talk to your mother as to what she wants and her doctors will help you to honor her wishes. They can help you assess the signs and symptoms of end of life and what to look for. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Garren
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Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
14 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
14 years in practice
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Yes: 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. ...Read more

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