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Is non-small lung cancer fatal?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Philip Ovadia
Surgery - Thoracic
10 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on stage
The long term prognosis of lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. The stage (1-4) depends on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread outside of the lung to lymph nodes, the lining of the chest wall (pleura) or other organs (liver, brain, etc).
Some of this information may be determined by x ray test (ct scan, pet scan) and some may require biopsies to determine.

In brief: Depends on stage
The long term prognosis of lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. The stage (1-4) depends on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread outside of the lung to lymph nodes, the lining of the chest wall (pleura) or other organs (liver, brain, etc).
Some of this information may be determined by x ray test (ct scan, pet scan) and some may require biopsies to determine.
Dr. Philip Ovadia
Dr. Philip Ovadia
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Dr. Philip Ovadia
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on stage
The long term prognosis of lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. The stage (1-4) depends on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread outside of the lung to lymph nodes, the lining of the chest wall (pleura) or other organs (liver, brain, etc).
Some of this information may be determined by x ray test (ct scan, pet scan) and some may require biopsies to determine.

In brief: Depends on stage
The long term prognosis of lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. The stage (1-4) depends on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread outside of the lung to lymph nodes, the lining of the chest wall (pleura) or other organs (liver, brain, etc).
Some of this information may be determined by x ray test (ct scan, pet scan) and some may require biopsies to determine.
Dr. Philip Ovadia
Dr. Philip Ovadia
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Potentially
Key to good cancer care is a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach.
There is potential for cure/survival. If indicated, surgical resection should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope these assist you: http://goo.Gl/2cdq9.

In brief: Potentially
Key to good cancer care is a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach.
There is potential for cure/survival. If indicated, surgical resection should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope these assist you: http://goo.Gl/2cdq9.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Not necessarily
There are treatments for all stages.
For stage i to iiia the goal for any treatment is an attempt for cure. For stage iiib to IV the goals of therapy are prolongation of life and quality of life or control of symptoms.

In brief: Not necessarily
There are treatments for all stages.
For stage i to iiia the goal for any treatment is an attempt for cure. For stage iiib to IV the goals of therapy are prolongation of life and quality of life or control of symptoms.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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