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Lung cancer stage 4 with radiation treatment. Does this work?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: To relieve symptoms

Stage IV means that the cancer has spread to distant organ beyond the lung.
Unfortunately, it is incurable disease, although it is treatable.The role of radiation in a stage IV disease is limited to relieve symptoms eg- to treat painful metastatic disease to the bone, or to shrink the tumor when the cancer encasing vital organ- like major blood vessels/main airway. Chemo is the mainstay therapy.

In brief: To relieve symptoms

Stage IV means that the cancer has spread to distant organ beyond the lung.
Unfortunately, it is incurable disease, although it is treatable.The role of radiation in a stage IV disease is limited to relieve symptoms eg- to treat painful metastatic disease to the bone, or to shrink the tumor when the cancer encasing vital organ- like major blood vessels/main airway. Chemo is the mainstay therapy.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Depends

In stage 4 (metastatic), radiation is usually given to debulk the tumor together with radiation, or for local benefit such as pain, relief of obstruction etc.

In brief: Depends

In stage 4 (metastatic), radiation is usually given to debulk the tumor together with radiation, or for local benefit such as pain, relief of obstruction etc.
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