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What is the photodynamic therapy survival rate lung cancer?

What is the photodynamic therapy survival rate lung cancer?

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 more

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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Will my radiation treatments for stage 4 lung cancer increase survival rate?

Will my radiation treatments for stage 4 lung cancer increase survival rate?

Not really: While radiation is good for local control and some relief of symptoms, it is unlikely to affect survival in stage IV disease. It may improve your quality of life, but not the length. ...Read more

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What would be the lung cancer survival rate and from where can I get the details?

What would be the lung cancer survival rate and from where can I get the details?

Depends...: It depends on how early or late the lung cancer is at the time of diagnosis.

Learn more at: http://www.Cancer. Org/cancer/lungcancer/index

Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of lung cancer at stage 2b?

What is the survival rate of lung cancer at stage 2b?

Need more info!: What type of lung cancer? Different types have different survival rates. That being said, the average 5-year survival for all stage 2 lung cancers is 40-50%. Just remember what mark twain had to say about statistics: "there are 3 kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics!" statistics apply to groups. Individual experiences can, and do, vary. ...Read more

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What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

Rare: The usual lung cancer from smoking is generally in adults.
Some unusual cancers can occur and survival is depending on cell type, and stage when found . ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of patients with mesothelioma lung cancer?

What is the survival rate of patients with mesothelioma lung cancer?

Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a very serious disease.
Not an easy answer and depends on a number of factors (time and stage at diagnosis, age, surgical operability, other medical issues) 5year survival has been quoted between 5-10%; One international study found 21 month survival w Stage 1 to 12 months w Stage 4. Consider a team approach w surgeon, radiation & medical oncology, pathology, and radiology ...Read more

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What does a 5yr survival rate mean when refering to lung cancer?

What does a 5yr survival rate mean when refering to lung cancer?

Stats: This link should help. Briefly, it is a statistical analysis of what percent of people with a given cancer are alive at 5 years: http://goo. Gl/2een7. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for someone with small cell lung cancer?

What is the survival rate for someone with small cell lung cancer?

Very rare : Of all the people diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, around 1 in 3 have limited disease at the time of diagnosis. With treatment about 25 out of every 100 people (25%) will live for at least 2 years. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of stage 1 lung cancer?

What is the survival rate of stage 1 lung cancer?

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. The 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 more

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What is the stage 4 lung cancer average survival rate?

What is the stage 4 lung cancer average survival rate?

Survival : Only god knows how long we are going to live and when we are going to die. Having said that, at least based on studies we have on average — 15 months would be the average survival rate. It could be shorter or longer than that. With better understanding about the biology of the cancer and the use of newer biological agents in the appropriate case- survival would be longer hopefully. ...Read more

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Is it true that lung cancer only has a 5% survival rate, even with radiation and chemo?

Is it true that lung cancer only has a 5% survival rate, even with radiation and chemo?

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 more

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My grandma has breast and lung cancer. What is her prognosis in regard to survival rate?

My grandma has breast and lung cancer. What is her prognosis in regard to survival rate?

It depends: Ask her oncologist for details. In general breast cancer in post menopausal women has a good prognosis with appropriate treatment. Lung cancer however has a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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In regard to lung cancer, what do they mean by a 5-year survival rate?

In regard to lung cancer, what do they mean by a 5-year survival rate?

Alive after 5 years: Refers to the percentage of a population of patients with lung cancer that are still living five years from the time the statement is made. Therefore, this is an average. Some patients live longer and some less. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to live or what's the survival rate of lung cancer?

Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate with lung cancer? How long can you live if you have lung cancer? What is the best case scenario?

What is the survival rate with lung cancer? How long can you live if you have lung cancer?  What is the best case scenario?

Depends on stage: Survival for lung cancer is stage specific. Early stage has better survivalmthen late stage. However, if you are being treated for lung cancer, the important thing is to stay positive and optimistic, regardless of the stage. ...Read more

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If someone with emphysema or copd, and then gets lung cancer, how low is the survival rate?

If someone with emphysema or copd, and then gets lung cancer, how low is the survival rate?

Low...: Lung cancer has a low survival rate regardless of whether COPD is also present. By the time a person has symptoms, the cancer is already advanced so the best cure rate is when it is found before there are any symptoms. Because of this, the best approach is to stop smoking or never start since the prognosis is terrible once symptoms are present! ...Read more

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Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if I go through chemo?

Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if I go through chemo?

Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds. ...Read more

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Does radiation therapy for lung cancer improve survival rates?

Does radiation therapy for lung cancer improve survival rates?

Yes: It improves survival significantly in stage 1-3 lung cancers. Cyberknife provides survival similar to surgery in stage 1 patients. For stage 2-3 patients, both chemo and radiation may be used to improve survival. In certain patients with stage 4 cancer (such as with spread to the brain) radiation may help improve survival. ...Read more

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What is the average survival rate for small cell lung cancer after chemo and radiation therapy?

What is the average survival rate for small cell lung cancer after chemo and radiation therapy?

Depends: Localized or extensive. Localized has a 5-year survival of around 30-40%. Extensive has much worse odds. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during lung cancer treatment?

Depends: Found early stage, diagnose and surgical removal.
Found later, radiation, chemotherapy and possibly surgery depending on cell type, location, staging, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for stage 4 lung cancer?

Is there any treatment for stage 4 lung cancer?

Yes indeed: Today's chemotherapy may produce an excellent or good remission. There is talk of survival for years. Radiation may help bone pain. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me about a good natural treatment for lung cancer?

Adjunt only: Holistic treatments like exercise, massage, mental work, good nutrition, and comfort measures can be very valuable. Don't expect any of these, or any herbal or 'magic' treatment, to affect the course of the disease itself. ...Read more

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Is their any effective treatment for non small cell lung cancer?

Is their any effective treatment for non small cell lung cancer?

Yes: Usually surgery but can also include chemotherapy and radiation therapy or various combinations of the three depending on stage of disease and various patient factors. ...Read more

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My dad has stage four lung cancer. What are his treatment options?

My dad has stage four lung cancer. What are his treatment options?

Depends: Stage IV can be because of another lesion in the opposite lung, or a malignant pleural or pericardial effusion, or distant disease. Treatment options would be surgical (rarely), chemoradiation (usually palliative), or comfort care, which is a reasonable option in some cases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any treatment for non small cell lung cancer?

Several: Curative tx for nsclc is surgical.
Stage 1-surgical resection 70%5yr survival
stage 2- surgical resection 30-35% 5 yr survival
stage3 chemo/rtx/surgical combo approx.1- 3-% 5 yr surv.
Stage 4 chemo/radiotx 0-.5%5yr surv. ...Read more

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How long can one live with small cell lung cancer with no treatment at all?

How long can one live with small cell lung cancer with no treatment at all?

12 months or less: Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive disease. It is highly sensitive to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy but it tends to recur. If the disease is limited, cure can be achieved with proper treatment. If the disease is extensive, cure is not feasable but treament can improve or delay symptoms and can help patients live longer. Without treatment, survival is 6 to 12 months. ...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)

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 ...Read more