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What is the prognosis for lung cancer with a lesion in the brain?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Likely poor/bad.
A lung cancer with a lesion in the brain is considered stage IV as this means that there is distant metastasis.
This has a 5 year survival of < 5%, so you can see that the chances of successful therapy are very small. But take heart, for therapy has come a long way and depending on the type, like small cell cancer, chemotherapy can stop even extensive cases. So see your dr.B/c you never know.

In brief: Likely poor/bad.
A lung cancer with a lesion in the brain is considered stage IV as this means that there is distant metastasis.
This has a 5 year survival of < 5%, so you can see that the chances of successful therapy are very small. But take heart, for therapy has come a long way and depending on the type, like small cell cancer, chemotherapy can stop even extensive cases. So see your dr.B/c you never know.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not good
The lesion in the brain can be surgically removed but even with chemotherapy and radiation, the long-term prognosis is not good.
Go to www.Utdol.Com (uptodate), they provide information for patients. Good luck!

In brief: Not good
The lesion in the brain can be surgically removed but even with chemotherapy and radiation, the long-term prognosis is not good.
Go to www.Utdol.Com (uptodate), they provide information for patients. Good luck!
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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