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Life expectancy for lung cancer gone to brain. Pet scan shows no other cancer now, only 1 tumor on brain. Surgery and whole brsin radiation will be?

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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: "oligometastatic"

Patients with a single brain tumor as the only site of metastatic disease are called "oligometastatic.
" the chance of cure, though small, is real. Every cancer specialist has a few such patients. I would strongly recommend aggressive treatment, including either radiosurgery (cyberknife, gammaknife, etc.) to the brain or surgical resection, and again stereotactic or chemoradiation to the lung.

In brief: "oligometastatic"

Patients with a single brain tumor as the only site of metastatic disease are called "oligometastatic.
" the chance of cure, though small, is real. Every cancer specialist has a few such patients. I would strongly recommend aggressive treatment, including either radiosurgery (cyberknife, gammaknife, etc.) to the brain or surgical resection, and again stereotactic or chemoradiation to the lung.
Dr. Joshua Garren
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Dr. Barry Sheppard
The lung cancer should be removed surgically if patient is to be treated for oligometastatic cure. Stereotactic and chemoradiation of the lung mass do not have the proven efficacy of surgical excision.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Difficult to say.

This is considered an advanced cancer, stage IV or distant metastases stage.
As you said, surgery and radiation is the treatment for this. However, as to the outcome, it is difficult to say. The 5 year survival of patients with this stage is <5%, but with just one lesion, and all the advances you never know, so see your doctor/oncologist. Best of luck.

In brief: Difficult to say.

This is considered an advanced cancer, stage IV or distant metastases stage.
As you said, surgery and radiation is the treatment for this. However, as to the outcome, it is difficult to say. The 5 year survival of patients with this stage is <5%, but with just one lesion, and all the advances you never know, so see your doctor/oncologist. Best of luck.
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology

In brief: Factors

Many factors are involved: age, immune system, type of tumor, gender in certain cases, type of chemotherapy , compliance among many others.
Your oncologist is the best guide.

In brief: Factors

Many factors are involved: age, immune system, type of tumor, gender in certain cases, type of chemotherapy , compliance among many others.
Your oncologist is the best guide.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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