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Help please? What is the life expectancy of stage four small cell lung cancer?

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While there are treatments available, the reality is that stage IV small cell lung cancer is rarely curable and only marginally treated. Life expectancy is measured in weeks to months.
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Could you tell me what is the life expectancy of stage four small cell lung cancer?

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....I'm afraid. Without treatment it can be weeks to a few months at best. Treatment can extend it to 6+ months but seldom more than a year. There are exceptions, of course, depends on the age and health of the patient and how much disease there is. If this is about you or a loved one, I wish you the best. Remember none of us can tell for sure how long we have, so live each day fully.
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Dr. Brian Mott answered:

What is the average life expectancy for patients diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer stage 4?

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Less than 10% of patients survive past 5 years. Average life expectancy is about a year on average.
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What is the life expectancy for someone with small cell lung cancer limited stage 3rd level?

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Small cell at any stage beyond STAGE 1 = small, peripheral, has a bad prognosis. Get the devils and discuss. Less than 2 years is common.
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Can anyone tell me the life expectancy for someone with small cell lung cancer at the limited stage 3 level?

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There are essentially two stages of small cell lung cancer, limited or extensive. However, you are describing mediastinal disease. So if this person gets a good response with chemo and RT, then prophylactic cranial irradiation should be given. The survival if a complete or near complete response is measured in months to years. Rare to survive past 5 years but there have been cases.
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What is the life expectancy of someone with small cell lung cancer?

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With limited stage disease the median survival is less than 2 years and with extensive disease less than a year. Having said that there are 5 year survivors.
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Dr. Stan Nabrinsky answered:

What would the life expectancy for small cell lung cancer with out treatments be?

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deadly without therapy
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Dr. Nitin Ohri answered:

what is a persons life expectancy with small cell lung cancer undergoing chemo and radiation? The cancer is confined has not spread anywhere else

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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.
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Dr. Chad Levitt answered:

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?

Curious. Not good.

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Rarely tumor cells can mutate in a way that it is difficult to differentiate between types of cells. First I'd make sure they have done all possible studies on the tumor cells to define its type. If first line chemotherapy did nothing then it's possible that trying ctx aimed at other type of lung cancer could identify its type and help moreso. Survival more than a 6-1mos is unlikely if no ctx.
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Dr. RENATA FORD answered:

Can a stage 4 small cell lung cancer be treated or is it possible to cure?

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