Help docs! My father has stage 4 small cell lung cancer. What are the best treatments?

Rtx/Cis. Sorry about your dad. It's a terrible disease. Currently cis platinum based chemotherapy protocols and radiotherapy protocols are used. Rare cures reported. Mostly palliative. Remission is not cure, its like a truce between the tumor and the patient. Usually fast growing. Not a surgically treated disease in that stage.Surgery only for small nodulesdx. As small cell in bx. During surgery.

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Could use your help docs! My father has stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Any insights?

Oncology referral. Stage IV lung cancer is noncurable but it is treatable in that your father's quality of life and the length of his life can be increased by medical care. He needs to see an concologist to get personalized recommendations for his medical care. Read more...

My father has stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Prognosis?

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...