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Can radiation therapy help stage 4 lung cancer?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Help means that
It can relieve a symptom, and restore better function.
..Brain and spinal cord are key, but any bone, or mass causing pain or obstruction can be "palliated" with short courses. However, it is not necessary to use the beam on every bone scan abnormality if it is not causing a symptom.

In brief: Help means that
It can relieve a symptom, and restore better function.
..Brain and spinal cord are key, but any bone, or mass causing pain or obstruction can be "palliated" with short courses. However, it is not necessary to use the beam on every bone scan abnormality if it is not causing a symptom.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Some sites of spread, particularly if it is to the brain or causing a spinal cord compression requires early initiation of radiotherapy if the patient is going to survive intact long enough for chemotherapy to be effective.

In brief: Yes
Some sites of spread, particularly if it is to the brain or causing a spinal cord compression requires early initiation of radiotherapy if the patient is going to survive intact long enough for chemotherapy to be effective.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
We often use radiation in this setting for palliation of symptoms, like palliation of pain from a bone metastesis or to open up an airway etc.
. The mainstay of treatment for stage IV lung cancer is chemotherapy.

In brief: Yes
We often use radiation in this setting for palliation of symptoms, like palliation of pain from a bone metastesis or to open up an airway etc.
. The mainstay of treatment for stage IV lung cancer is chemotherapy.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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