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What is the life expectancy of my father in law if he just got diagnosed with stage 2 lung cancer?
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Good
Standard of care therapy for stage 2 lung cancer is surgery or lobectomy followed by chemotherapy.
Surgery can also be performed minimally invasively or thorascopically.

In brief: Good
Standard of care therapy for stage 2 lung cancer is surgery or lobectomy followed by chemotherapy.
Surgery can also be performed minimally invasively or thorascopically.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Stage II
Implies a hilar node (where the bronchus exits th pleura and enters the mediastinum. The new system also includes any tumor size >5 cm despite negative nodes.
Five year survivla is < 50%, but abslute benefit with adjuvant chemotherapy may improve that. It is not, however, a rosy prognosis for the group that have these characteristics.

In brief: Stage II
Implies a hilar node (where the bronchus exits th pleura and enters the mediastinum. The new system also includes any tumor size >5 cm despite negative nodes.
Five year survivla is < 50%, but abslute benefit with adjuvant chemotherapy may improve that. It is not, however, a rosy prognosis for the group that have these characteristics.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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