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What are the chances of smoker surviving lung cancer?

What are the chances of smoker surviving  lung cancer?

Depend on the stage: Will depend on the type and the stage of cancer. However, if you continue to smoke after being diagnosed of lung cancer-not only the response to treatment will be lower than if you stop smoking, but also, you will have significant risk for recurrence or other episode of primary lung cancer and other type of cancer that related to cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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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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What are my chances of surviving lung cancer?

What are my chances of surviving lung cancer?

Depends: Survival from lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer and the type of cancer and the response to treatments. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving pancreatic cancer?

What are the chances of surviving pancreatic cancer?

Depends: Survival rates vary depending on many different factors. Some of the most important factors are stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis and also the type of cancer (there are several different types of pancreatic cancer). ...Read more

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What are the chances of a nonsmoker ever having lung cancer?

Lung ca in nonsmoker: Worldwide, lung cancer in never smokers account for 15 to 20 % of cases in men and over 50 percent in women. In us, the age-adjusted incidence rate for lung cancer in never smokers aged 40 to 79 years ranged from 11 to 14/ 100, 000 person-years for men and from 15 to 21/100, 000 person-years for women. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a persons surviving pancreatic cancer?

What are the chances of a persons surviving pancreatic cancer?

Not so good: Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed at the late stage which makes it very difficult to treat with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. In addition, even when discovered early it has the capacity to spread easily. We have a few long term survivors but on the balance most people die within 5 years. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving breast cancer?

What are the chances of surviving breast cancer?

Good odds with care: Majority survive with early diagnosis and management. Regular self-exams, mammograms, assessment by physicians if strong family history or carrying brca gene are all helping earlier diagnosis and earlier care. Talk to your pcp or oncologist for specific advice. ...Read more

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Generally, what are the chances of surviving stage 2B lung cancer?

Generally, what are the chances of surviving stage 2B lung cancer?

Stage IIB LngCa: Iib is a 5-7 cm tumor and n1 node positive, or >7 cm , or invasion into a resectable structure, or collapse of an entire lobe with no nodes positive. This is quite rare. If resected and proven to be just the features above, many would add chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Regardless, the survival is between 30 and 50% at 5 yrs, meaning 50 -70% die before then. ...Read more

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What are the chances of brain cancer survival?

What are the chances of brain cancer survival?

Depends.: There are different types of cancers that can occur in the brain. Some are worse than others. Some are easier to remove than others. Some masses could even be benign tumors. The earlier the detection the better the chance of survival. No simple answer. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving skin cancer?

What are the chances of surviving skin cancer?

Basal cell cancer: Basal cell cancer the most common kind of skin cancer is curable with surgery. It spreads very rarely. Squamous cell cancer is also cured with surgery however it has a tendency to spread especially when it has been neglected and grown large. Melanoma can metastasize as it grows deeper into the skin . Early treatment is usually curable. Radiation treatment of skin cancer can also be used. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction. What are the odds?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction. What are the odds?

Better: Quitting improves them. Work with family physician towards comprehensive wellness. It's important to understand there are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. Per lung cancer, there are some online resources to help calculate risk: http://goo.Gl/divhj and http://goo.Gl/r9ita. ...Read more

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Mediastinal syndrome after small cell lung cancer. What are the odds of overcoming this?

Mediastinal syndrome after small cell lung cancer. What are the odds of overcoming this?

.svc syndrome: I presume you mean mediastinal metastasis and congestion. Generally this is ominous. Small cell is a bad actor survival is in months, not years with few exceptions. ...Read more

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What are the odds of dying from breast cancer?

What are the odds of dying from breast cancer?

Variable: 5-year breast cancer survival rates are dependent upon the cancer stage, varying from almost 100% for DCIS (stage 0) to less than 20% for metastatic disease (stage 4). Furthermore, cancer survival is dependent upon the response to chemotherapy. Of note, breast cancer survival has increased over the past decade in the US. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving lung cancer if caught early as a tiny nodule?

What are the chances of surviving lung cancer if caught early as a tiny nodule?

Excellent, indeed: But as a doctor who has specialized in treating tiny lung cancers for years, I have never seen one is someone as young as you. It is highly unlikely that you have lung cancer. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival with cancer?

What are the chances of survival with cancer?

Depends on type: Skin cancers, except melanoma are nearly 100% curable. Childhood cancers usually have a good chance of cure. Lung and pancreatic cancers have poor survival and other cancers are in-between. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving intestinal cancer after treatment?

What are the chances of surviving intestinal cancer after treatment?

Depends: Need much more information. What type or where was the cancer? What stage was the cancer? Was surgery able to remove it completely? Are there other medical conditions affecting the patient? Their doctor would be in a much better position to answer your question. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lung cancer compared to emphysema?

What are the symptoms of lung cancer compared to emphysema?

Cough: Emphysema typically causes breathlessness with exertion. Cancer is silent at first, but later can cause persistent cough or even coughing up blood. Chest pain that is persistent may occur. Emphysema generally doesn't cause much coughing, unlike chronic bronchitis which often occurs in combination (copd). ...Read more

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What is the percentage of smokers get lung cancer or emphysema?

What is the percentage of smokers get lung cancer or emphysema?

15-17%: About 15-17% of smokers develop lung cancer or emphysema. About 85% of patients with lung cancer have been exposed to significant amounts of cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting mouth cancer from smoking?

What are the chances of getting mouth cancer from smoking?

Moderate risk: Tobacco use increases your chances of mouth cancer six-fold than if you don't use tobacco. However there are many other factors to consider to calculate your specific risk. Genetics, alcohol use, age, hpv status and others. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving an intestinal cancer?

What are the chances of surviving an intestinal cancer?

Depends on stage: And type of cancer. Colon is the commonest site of intestinal cancers and early colon cancer has an excellent survival rate. The rates decline with advancing stage. Five year survival rates by stage are: 1 ~ 93%, ; 2 ~ 80%, 3~60%, 4 ~ 5%. ...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