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Stage 4 Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Life Expectancy
What is the average life expectancy for patients diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer stage 4?
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
Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 6/12. They are unsure if it is small cell /non small cell. 1st chemo drug did nothing . Life expectancy?
If nsclungcancer is a slow growing cancer.What is the time frame inbetween stage3 non small cell lung cancer and stage 4 non small cell lung cancer?
In general, not good: Non small cell is usually not as aggressive as small cell, but chemotherapy is not as effective. A lot depends on the functional status of your dad, and where the cancer has spread. Stage 4 implies it has spread somewhere. 5 year survival rates are usually less than 5%. Sorry. ...Read more
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 mom has stage 4 small cell lung cancer in both lungs, in severe pain no biopsy no trtreatment what happens now ? Life expectancy?
Functional status: First, I am so sorry for you and your family. Lung cancer can spread very quickly. You mentioned hospice had been called. In general, that is an option when an individual has a life expectancy of less than 6months. But remember, that is just a prognosis (guess/estimate) not a hard set fact. The most important factors are her function, such as her ability to stand, walk, eat, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom diagnosed wi/stage IV non small cell lung cancer its mets to bones, a lymph node, pancreas. What is her chances of survival?
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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