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My dad has stage four lung cancer. What are his treatment options?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Depends

Stage IV can be because of another lesion in the opposite lung, or a malignant pleural or pericardial effusion, or distant disease.
Treatment options would be surgical (rarely), chemoradiation (usually palliative), or comfort care, which is a reasonable option in some cases.

In brief: Depends

Stage IV can be because of another lesion in the opposite lung, or a malignant pleural or pericardial effusion, or distant disease.
Treatment options would be surgical (rarely), chemoradiation (usually palliative), or comfort care, which is a reasonable option in some cases.
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