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What Is The Life Expectancy Of Lung Cancer Victim Who Keeps Smoking
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: It is unpredictable. There is a 14% chance of being alive in five years. Death could come in weeks. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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