How long can a stage 4 lung cancer patient survive?

Poor prognosis. Unfortunately stage IV lung cancer has poor prognosis over all survival rate of less than 10% most of them survive less than 13 months.
Years. Stage IV lung cancer means that it has spread to a distant site (outside of the lung) and usually is incurable although some patients with a single metastasis have had both cancers surgically removed for cure The time from a lung cancer's first metastasis until that patient dies is variable and depends on the patient, the cancer and their interaction -some survive years but 50% are dead in 8 month.
LungCA&survival. Stage IV lung cancer is the most advanced stage.This means the cancer has spread to a distant organ like brain, bone, or liver. If you look at the data from the patients who have come before the survival is between 3 to 6 months. It will depend on what overall shape the patient is in to start with and how sick the cancer has made them. Some can last longer than 6.While feel good see everyone, now!

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How long can a stage 4 lung cancer patient survive?

Limited. Personal, risk factors and cancer stage. If stage 4 with distant metastasis, then with best care 2-5 years is possible. Read more...

What can we expect from a stage 4 lung cancer patient with bone metastases- what can be done in case all treatments are ruled out?

Biomarkers in lungCA. For stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer -- specifically adenocarincoma -- i would check the biomarkers alk and egfr. The response rate with oral drugs for those targets is ~80% vs. 20% with chemo. Bone mets can be treated with bisphosphonate (zometa) or Denosumab (xgeva). Palliative care provided early has a survival benefit. Ref: temel et al. Nejm http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/pdf/10.1056/nejmoa1000678. Read more...

If a stage four lung cancer patient is spread to the bones, would having a bone marrow transplant increase the likelihood of survival?

No. Unfortunately, metastatic lung cancer is incurable. Neither chemotherapy, nor radiation, nor bone bone marrow transplants can ofter a cure. Chemotherapy may prolong survival in some patients and radiation is used to treat pain resulting from bone involvement. Bone marrow transplants are never used to treat this condition. Read more...
No. Bone marrow transplant would not treat the primary tumor and would be ineffective. A bone marrow transplant would introduce such high risks that it would most likely hasten the patient's demise. Read more...

For what length of time do stage 4 lung cancer patients usually survive?

Stage 4 lung ca. Unfortunately many patients with lung cancer are diagnosed with "late stage" disease - either 3 or 4 - meaning it has spread outside the lungs. Fewer than 2% of stage 4 patients live 5 yrs. In fact, most with stage 4 will survive less than a year. At this stage, some patients elect to have chemo +/- radiation, but a lot of patients also elect palliative (comfort only) therapies. Read more...
Limited. Personal, risk factors and cancer stage. If stage 4 with distant metastasis, then with best care 2-5 years is possible. Read more...

How long can a lung cancer patient live for?

Briefly. Develop pneumonia, pain, cough, bleeding, metastasis and serious problems . Depends on cell type, stage at finding, treatment options. Read more...

Can children be around a patient going through chemotherapy with stage 4 lung cancer?

Cautiously. The main issue is that someone on chemotherapy is going to be very susceptible to infections. As a result, make sure that your kids aren't sick, don't have fevers or runny noses, etc before you bring them round. It's also a good idea to make sure you kids have had all their vaccinations. Read more...
Yes. I see why not. If it's a family member or a relative, they should be regarded as a team player. I've been told stories about people who were about to die but because of a child's presence in the house, they were able to motivate themselves enough to have their life extended for a few more years. Read more...

Patient with stage 4 lung cancer with brain metastasis is having very bloody urine. What does this mean?

Many things. Stage IV lung cancer with bloody urine can mean many things. It could be due to the presence of a metastatic tumor in the bladder or the kidney. Please also note whether or not you are on a blood thinner. In uncommon case, it could also indicate the presence of a primary bladder tumor (though i doubt in this case). Bladder inflammation or infection could also be the cause. Check with your doctor. Read more...