What is the treatment for small cell lung cancer?

Small cell lung ca. In limited disease, tx would be combination chemo and radiation . In a very limited case, surgery can be done if size is very small, absolutely no spreading to any area/adjacent lymp glands etc. Prophylactic radiation to brain is recommended. In extensive disease, chemo will be the tx.Palliative radiation as needed. For chemo responder, prophylactic radiation to brain can increase survival. D/w md.
Depends on stage. For stage i and ii lung cancer, the standard of care upfront therapy is surgery. Chemotherapy afterwards if there is tumor in the lymph nodes. For stage iiia, upfront chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery or definitive chemoradiotherapy alone. For stage iiib or iv, chemotherapy +/- surgery, although there are exceptions to every rule. Cancer.Gov.
Chemo/Rad, occ. surg. If small and peripheral, lobectomy+ chemo. Otherwise chemotherapy often platinum based and radiation.
Limited Disease. Worked up, confined to chest): chemoradiotherapy, the earlier the better, followed by brain radiotherapy in all responders. For extensive disease, disease proven outside the chest: chemotherapy: brain radiotherapy to all responders, regardless of residual in chest.

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Can you survive with no treatment for small cell lung cancer that has moved to the brain my mom has 10 tumors?

Usually not. This sounds like a difficult situation. Few patients with lung cancer that has spread to the brain will be long term survivors. Radiotherapy to the brain can be effective for small cell lung cancer, but the disease usually progresses elsewhere. Read more...
So sorry. The prognosis is not good, but your doctors can certainly treat her symptoms, control pain, nausea, general symptoms, and palliative treatment can improve her quality of life. Talk to your oncologist regarding lifespan issues, and get some advice. Read more...
... Prolonged survival is possible, but on average life expectancy is about one year. I am very sorry to have to give you the bad news. Read more...

Can you tell me about the best small cell lung cancer treatment nowadays?

See below. Treatment of small cell lung cancer depends on the stage. If it is limited stage the treatments involve chemotherapy along with radiation and if it is extensive stage then chemotherapy is the main stay of treatment (though in some situations palliative radiation can be considered). Read more...

Is their any effective treatment for non small cell lung cancer?

Yes. Usually surgery but can also include chemotherapy and radiation therapy or various combinations of the three depending on stage of disease and various patient factors. Read more...
Several items. Small cell is most unfortunate prognosis other lung cells can become malignant and if found early can be removed with good results. Since the lungs are large and cancer can start anywhere in the lung, symptoms are late! regular checkups and periodic x-rays or ct scans may show unsuspected lesions which are curable.Do not smoke and reduce your risk of any of these. Read more...

Can you tell me if their is any treatment for non small cell lung cancer?

Several. Curative tx for nsclc is surgical. Stage 1-surgical resection 70%5yr survival stage 2- surgical resection 30-35% 5 yr survival stage3 chemo/rtx/surgical combo approx.1- 3-% 5 yr surv. Stage 4 chemo/radiotx 0-.5%5yr surv. Read more...

How long can one live with small cell lung cancer with no treatment at all?

12 months or less. Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive disease. It is highly sensitive to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy but it tends to recur. If the disease is limited, cure can be achieved with proper treatment. If the disease is extensive, cure is not feasable but treament can improve or delay symptoms and can help patients live longer. Without treatment, survival is 6 to 12 months. Read more...

Non small cell lung cancer stage 111a. Had lobectomy but cancer remains in chest wall and lymph node. What is life expectancy without treatment?

Average is 7 months. I'm glad you're considering saying "No" to treatment, at least for now. You're exercising your right to informed consent, and the truth is that with a low-grade tumor, you may have a few good years even with your other health problems -- which may make treating you more difficult. Your oncologist will give you the odds. It's playing numbers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3579762/ Read more...
Variable outcomes. It is not entirely clear whether your cancer is truly stage-3A ( it means completely resected, no residual cancer left behind). If there is indeed some tumor left behind in the chest wall, then there is high risk of recurrence which will likely cause you problems within 6 to 12 months. This can be controlled with radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. So you should reconsider your decision . Read more...

Etoposide IV was given to my partner with carboplatin as a curative treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. Was this a standard treatment for this?

Setting? When you say "curative", you mean after surgery or concurrently with radiation? The choice of chemo depends on the situation, the doctor, and institutional or national standards. To answer your question, i normally would use carbo (or cisplatin)/etoposide in small cell lung cancer patients but can't say is a bad choice for nslc patients, especially with radiation. I've used it in that setting. Read more...
Part of it. Multi-drug chemotherapy, in combination with radiation therapy, is considered standard therapy for patients not considered surgical candidates, or who don't want surgery. In that setting, most therapies are considered being given for curative intent. Read more...