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What are some good suggestions for chemo for stage 4 lung cancer?
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Oncologist
Most oncology protocols are platinum based.
Your oncologist can appropiately advise further.

In brief: Oncologist
Most oncology protocols are platinum based.
Your oncologist can appropiately advise further.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: It depends.
It depends on the cancer type.
In small-cell lung carcinoma, Cisplatin and Etoposide are used. In advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma, two drugs are used, with one is often platinum-based (either Cisplatin or carboplatin). Other commonly used drugs are gemcitabine, Paclitaxel and docetaxel. Vinorelbine and Cisplatin is more effective in aduvant chemo.. Regardless, 5 year survival is <5%.

In brief: It depends.
It depends on the cancer type.
In small-cell lung carcinoma, Cisplatin and Etoposide are used. In advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma, two drugs are used, with one is often platinum-based (either Cisplatin or carboplatin). Other commonly used drugs are gemcitabine, Paclitaxel and docetaxel. Vinorelbine and Cisplatin is more effective in aduvant chemo.. Regardless, 5 year survival is <5%.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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