Adjuvant Chemo. Stage ii is mostly n-1 +, but now includes t-size > 5cm. The facts are more for n-1+. 12 weeks (4 cycles). The supporting trials and chemotherapy are all canadian or european. A recent european trial used the chemotherapy before. I would not advise this without a long discussion with your oncologist about benefit/risk.
Four cycles. Depending on the type of chemotherapy used, if after surgery, it is four cycles, so about 3.5 to 4 months.
3-4 months. Standard chemotherapy for stage 2 lung cancer (non-small cell type) is given over 3-4 months depending on the type of regimen used by your oncologist. This will typically involve 4 cycles of chemotherapy given over this period.
Why does my husband have to have chemotherapy for nonsmall cell lung cancer in which he had two right lobes removed 2 months ago?
Adjunct ChemoRx. I'm glad your husbands tumor was operable. The decision about giving adjunct chemotherapy is based on how big the tumor is, what subtype (there are dozens just for lung), and how far it was found to have gotten at surgery. Some protocols give improved survival (time, overall) if some chemotherapy is given. He does not HAVE to take it but needs to be given the facts himself. Best wishes.
Typical time between responding to chemotherapy and reemergence of small cell lung cancer is how long?
In extensive. Disease, median about 10-12 months; in limited disease, 20 - 24 months. Cures in 20 - 25% in ld. Ldtreated with chemo rt; ed chemo 4-6 month, whole brain rt to responders.
Few months. Unfortunately, most of the time recurrence will occur in 12 to 14 months with over all 5 % survival rate.
Very responsive. Small cell lung cancer in general is very responsive to chemotherapy as well as to radiation therapy. However, the problem is that the risk for recurrence is very high.
Very responsive. Although small cell is eextremely responsive, it does tend to metastasize and recur rapidly.
All of the above. You are aging as we all ate! But the disease and treatments are debilitating and accompanied by anemia, weakness, tissue damage and more. Keep up the good effort and attitude of youth!
Some: Side effects are dependent upon the type of chemotherapy but may include nausea, vomiting, hair loss, dry skin, lowered white blood cells, lowered hemoglobin and lowered platelet counts; sometimes diarrhea. Also decreased appetite and tiredness.
Talk to your doctor. There are specific side effects for each medication. Different regimens are used, your doctor can talk to you in detail about the planned treatment and the potential side effects.
My husband was diagnosed with stage 2b non small cell lung cancer, had 2 lobes remov ed from right lung almost 2 months ago. Chemotherapy starts?
Depends. The need for further therapy is dictated by many factors. And it may be that your doctors feel no further chemotherapy is needed now. So it is best to ask the doctors what the next plan or stage of action is and go from there.
Depends. Depends on the stage of the cancer-how far it has spread and on the patient's comorbidities-what other diseases are present. The oncologist can give you the best answer. If unhappy with it, get a 2nd opinion.
Vague question. Cancers are treated according to type and staging. Also consideration is given to the person's general health. I guess you have seen an oncologist who will advise you. There is no such thing as " most effective chemotherapy", your doctor and you will decide as a team which is the best for you.
Molecular map reqd. We know now that about 50% of non small cell lung cancers have a detectable mutation that has a targeted drug to that mutation. This means that the most effective drugs can be used efficiently and targetted to the specific tumor cell type. Mind you although 50% do not have drugs that are capable of targetting a specific mutation we still do know the mutations. There are molecular tests to use.
My dad has small cell lung cancer, after chemotherapy the tumor was reduced 80%, can it still grow if left alone?
It can spread withou. It can spread without any therapy, it is not cured and you have to continue treatment recommended by your oncologist.
Yes. Small cell lung cancer often responds very well to chemotherapy (shrinks) but it is unfortunately also common for the cancer to return after the completion of chemotherapy. Your medical and radiation oncologists can give you the best information for your father's particular case.