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Lung Cancer Survival Rate Without Treatment
Surgery or radiation: Lung cancer is not treated with photodynamic therapy. Depending on the stage, pathology, and health status any combination of surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy (or biologic therapy) might be recommended. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends on type: Survival can range from 60% to as high as 90+%. Survival is individual and depends on cancer type, treatment, and general health at time of diagnosis. Best outcomes are achieved with a multi-discipline thoracic oncology approach. These links may assist you with some general background information: http://goo.Gl/uwomy and http://goo.Gl/mo7uz and http://goo.Gl/ul4di. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bibliotherapy!: Sometimes reading can cause more problems than it solves. Statistics like this demonstrate the poor outcomes that have been seen in the past, but does not tell you how you will do today with the treatment you receive. Wise doctors select treatment likely to be beneficial for you, rather than focusing on the negative. Advanced cancer has poor outlook for most, but some profit from treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother has been diagnosed with stage 3a limited small cell lung cancer. She is starting her chemotherapy next week along with radiation after her 2nd round of chemo. She's 71 and has COPD also. What do you think her 2-5 yr survival rate is....?
What is the survival rate with lung cancer? How long can you live if you have lung cancer? What is the best case scenario?
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