Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Yes !!! Lung cancer is curable when found early. There are two broad categories of lung cancer; small cell and non small cell. Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of non smal cell lung cancer. The prognosis of non small cell lung cancer is impacted more by the stage than it is by the cell type. Adenocarcinoma can be cured. In early stages, only surgery may be required.

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Can radiation therapy cure a stage 4 adenocarcinoma in the lung?

Probably Not. Most of the time radiation is given to stage IV patients to either increase their longevitiy (usually measured in months) or decrease pain symptoms (ie from metastases to bone or chest wall) or 3) for poorly controlled bleeding from the tumor. Radiation typically does not offer a cure for stage IV patients. Read more...
Probably not. Most stage 4 have many sites of spread and can not be cured by radiation. However there are a few cases of limited stage 4 such as a single metastasis to the brain or liver in which a low percentage of patients could be cured. Read more...
No. Stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the lung is not curable. Radiation can be used to treat some of the symptoms related to the cancer. Read more...

Is there a genetic link relating to adenocarcinoma of the lung?

Rare. While some very rare genetic syndromes may increase the risk of developing long cancer, the vast majority of lung cancers occur in people without genetic cancer syndromes. While smoking clearly increases the risk of lung cancer, in many patients we can only attribute their development of cancer to bad luck. Read more...