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If a stage four lung cancer patient is spread to the bones, would having a bone marrow transplant increase the likelihood of survival?

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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: No

Bone marrow transplant would not treat the primary tumor and would be ineffective.
A bone marrow transplant would introduce such high risks that it would most likely hasten the patient's demise.

In brief: No

Bone marrow transplant would not treat the primary tumor and would be ineffective.
A bone marrow transplant would introduce such high risks that it would most likely hasten the patient's demise.
Dr. Steven Guyton
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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No

Unfortunately, metastatic lung cancer is incurable.
Neither chemotherapy, nor radiation, nor bone bone marrow transplants can ofter a cure. Chemotherapy may prolong survival in some patients and radiation is used to treat pain resulting from bone involvement. Bone marrow transplants are never used to treat this condition.

In brief: No

Unfortunately, metastatic lung cancer is incurable.
Neither chemotherapy, nor radiation, nor bone bone marrow transplants can ofter a cure. Chemotherapy may prolong survival in some patients and radiation is used to treat pain resulting from bone involvement. Bone marrow transplants are never used to treat this condition.
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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