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Small Cell Lung Cancer Time End Of Chemo And Death
My mother started chemo, for small cell lung cancer stage limited, she is going to have radio as well, should I prepare my self for her death ?
Yes: However, even "oat cell" isn't certain death nowadays. Usually a person gets quite a few good months and several years is by no means unusual. Suppose you do as for any other relationship -- cherish the time you have, heal anything that needs it, and be ready whatever happens. Mom must be very special for you to have written. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Typical time between responding to chemotherapy and reemergence of small cell lung cancer is how long?
My husband is undergoing chemo/avastin for stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Dr stopped chemo after 6 cycles cause weight loss. Is this risky?
My brother will have 8 hrs. Of chemo tomorrow for small cell lung cancer. What can I expect after that?
Chemo side effects: You will be given instructions after the chemo and meds to stop nausea and vomoting etc.Just follow the oncologists advice. Nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, fatigue later on anemia low blood count infections etc the side effects depend on the type of chemo used so folllow the oncologists instructions. ...Read more
My husband has small cell lung cancer which has spread. Is the chemo and radiation effective in arresting this type of cancer?
Temporary relief: I am sorry to hear about your husband's illness. The treatment you described may provide some relief but is not expected to cure the cancer. Please see this site for more information on this topic.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001180/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also...: Adding to dr. Noga's comments. If surgery is not an option, radiation therapy is standard treatment for (thoroughly staged) stage ii lung cancer. Chemo after surgery (if done) is also standard, but we know nothing of whether adding chemo to radiation if it is only the primary treatment. This question should be addressed by a team of lung cancer experts who know your situation well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad has small cell lung cancer, after chemotherapy the tumor was reduced 80%, can it still grow if left alone?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a persons life expectancy with small cell lung cancer undergoing chemo and radiation? The cancer is confined has not spread anywhere else
>25 %: In a large randomized study testing radiotherapy and chemotherapy for non-metastatic small cell lung cancer, ~ 25% of patients were alive after 5 years. Since then, advances in imaging, treatment techniques, and supportive care may have increased this rate slightly. ...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
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