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What are some good suggestions for chemo with stage 4 lung cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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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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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Nutrition

Stay as well nourished as possible, avoid contact with people with respiratory infections or any contagious illness.
Your oncologist can advise you further.

In brief: Nutrition

Stay as well nourished as possible, avoid contact with people with respiratory infections or any contagious illness.
Your oncologist can advise you further.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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