On average, how long does it take a patient to recover from lung cancer?

4-6 weeks. From lung cancer surgery 4-6 weeks. You may need more time if you need further treatment with chemotherapy and or radiation treatment.
After surgery... For lung resection done minimally invasively, we ask you not to lift anything greater than 20lbs for 1 month, if done with thoracotomy, then 2 months. Don't drive if still taking narcotics. Be active, don't be a couch potato.

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On average, how long will a lung cancer patient have to live without treatment?

Lung ca survival. The length of time someone lives depends heavily on how advanced (what stage) a lung cancer is when found. If it is stage 1 or 2, therapies may be very helpful in extending life. If late-stage (3, 4) when found, survival usually ranges from 6 mos to 2 yrs. Very few people with stage 3, 4 disease live five years after diagnosis. If found at stage 1, however, 1/2 of patients can be "cured". Read more...
Variable. Different cell types different risk factors different discovery different stages metastatic overall, about 40 % are surviving at five years with treatment--so less without! Read more...

On average, how long will a stage 3b lung cancer patient have to live while getting treatment?

2 to 3 years. It depends on the general condition of the patient and t he treatment. Read more...
Variable . Several are asking about this subject. 3 b is moderately advanced staging. Variables: surgical anatomy-unusual to be able to do anything cell type non small cell number of nodes involved response to radiation or chemo generally in non small cell 10% at five year survival. Read more...

How long do lung cancer patients survive if left untreated?

Briefly. Develop pneumonia, pain, cough, bleeding, metastasis and serious problems . Depends on cell type, stage at finding, treatment options. Read more...
Depends. Depending on the stage and over all condition. It can range frim few weeks to many months. Read more...

Patient has stage three lung cancer. She is swelling in her feet and hands. Why is that? What should she take or do for that?

Depends. This could be due to many factors. This be from the medications, from getting excess fluid, from impaired venous drainage or kidney function, or simply from another process. Go see your oncologist and they will help determine the cause. Read more...
Swollen feet+hands. Bilateral upper and lower extremity edema may have multiple causes which may or may not be related to lung cancer diagnosis. Liver dysfunction is one of the primary causes. Discuss with your medical oncologist. Read more...