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What is the life expectancy of lung cancer victim who keeps smoking?

What is the life expectancy of lung cancer victim who keeps smoking?

Likely short: About half the patients with lung cancer are gone within a year of diagnosis. Keeping up smoking will add to the lung damage, cause heart disease and other pathologies, and reduce the life span even if the person beats the cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 is the life expectancy of someone with lung cancer and metastasis?

What is the life expectancy of someone with lung cancer and metastasis?

Lung Cancer Spread: The life expectancy of a patient with lung cancer metastasis depends on a number of factors. Most important is the location of the metastasis. Lymph node disease can sometimes be cured. Those patients with isolated metastasis to the brain or to the adrenal gland have a much more favorable prognosis than patients with widespread disease. Average survival for stage IV disease is about 8 months. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with stage 3A lung cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with stage 3A lung cancer?

It varies: It is unpredictable. There is a 14% chance of being alive in five years. Death could come in weeks. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who smokes pipe?

What is the life expectancy of someone who smokes pipe?

Bad: It's shorter than than it would be for the same person who stops smoking a pipe. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of lung cancer?

What is the life expectancy of lung cancer?

Depends on the stage: Depends on the stage of cancer, the biology , overall health condition of patients. Nowadays treatment of lung cancer is personalized based on the stage and biology of cancer. Patients can survive only for several months, a few /several years or could be cured in a very early stage. In a study, overall survival in stage IV non small cell lung cancer- is approximately 15 months. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with brain metastases from lung cancer?

What is the life expectancy for someone with brain metastases from lung cancer?

Tough: Depends but one can guesstimate that it would be months. Some patients do better and can survive longer. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with COPD whose lungs are too damaged for lung reduction surgery?

What is the life expectancy of someone with COPD whose lungs are too damaged for lung reduction surgery?

Varies...: There are many variables so it is difficult to predict. The most important thing for you to do to slow the disease's progression is to stop smoking and avoid second hand smoke as much as possible. If your oxygen level is low enough, use oxygen which will also slow disease progression. Other treatments are available to control symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with small cell lung cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with small cell lung cancer?

Short: 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. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who has brain metastasis?

What is the life expectancy of someone who has brain metastasis?

Varies: The short answer has always been, "six months." obviously you can't mark a calendar with this number. I have personally seen patients live for way longer than this, up to several years, especially with aggressive treatment (chemo, radiation). There is no easy answer to this question. I would also remind you that after brain metastases, it's more about quality than quantity. I wish you luck. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who smokes pipe tobacco vs. Cigarettes?

What is the life expectancy of someone who smokes pipe tobacco vs. Cigarettes?

Pipe vs cigarettes: Both of these increase the risk of lung disease, heart disease and cancer and so can reduce life expectancy. The amount of decrease is related to the amount smoked, and the duration of the smoking more than whether they smoked a pipe or cigarettes. ...Read more

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What is the estimated life span of someone with copd, empysema who only have 30% of lung function?

What is the estimated life span of someone with copd, empysema who only have 30% of lung function?

Varies...: The most important treatments include smoking cessation and oxygen therapy, if the person's oxygen level is low enough to warrant it. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are also typically used in treatment. The disease is slowly progressive and smoking cessation and oxygen therapy do tend to slow progression. The rate of progression varies widely between patients so difficult to predict. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with breast cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with breast cancer?

Varies: Early breast cancer treated with surgery and appropriate hormone and radiation therapy has a 98% chance of full recovery. Larger or later breast cancers that have spread can have a lower survival expectancy, but there still can be successful treatment. Many factors play into life expectancy, and each person needs to discuss their specific situation with their oncologist. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with uterine cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with uterine cancer?

I really depends on: The specifics of the cancer. Its stage, grade, histopathology type and patients overal medical condition if chemotherapy or radiation are needed. Without those it is not possible to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy of lung cancer patient ?

What is life expectancy of lung cancer patient ?

Can be high: Small size, peripheral, squamous cell can be cured. 70-90% at five years depends on cell type- small cell cancer is still a bad actor. Many variables better to answer with cell type- biopsy and imaging= staging to look for any distant mets. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic emphysema?

What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic emphysema?

Difficult: Calculating life expectancy in COPD is very challenging. Limited life span is found in patients with chronically elevated carbon dioxide levels, frequent exacerbations of the disease and low body mass index. Given you an exact survival percentage is usually not possible. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with COPD and emphysema?

What is the life expectancy of someone with COPD and emphysema?

Depends,: The prognostic point scale for COPD is found here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/297664-overview#aw2aab6b2b6aa. For example, of patients who cannot walk 100yards without shortness of breath, FEV1 of 36-49% predicted compared with age match controls, BMI ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with stage 4 lung cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with stage 4 lung cancer?

Not good: Life expectancy with stage lung cancer is not good. The average is 5-6 months. With chemotherapy, the life expectancy is about a year. ...Read more

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

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

Poor: 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. ...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