Can a stage 4 lung cancer in remission?

Not typical. Once lung cancer has become stage four it means that it has entered into the blood stream and begun showing up around the body in places other than the lung. Typically these go to the brain, bones, adrenal glands, and liver. Chemotherapy goes into the blood to shrink down and try to kill these cells but currently with consider this disease as treatable while not curable.
Variable progress. But not really cure or remission.
Remission. A leukemia term. Ned=no evidence of disease. There can be "oligo-metastasis" (few that is) than can be ablated or even respond chemo. Exceptions to the rule that stage 4 generally conveysvery little hope for quality long term survival.

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I have stage 4 lung cancer, is there any thoughts as being in remission or no cause I have it for life?

Lung cancer. Unfortunately, stage 4 lung cancer is almost always fatal. The average survival of people with stage 4 lung cancer who undergo chemotherapy is about a year. Some people live much longer than a year, but only rarely will someone live more than 3-5 years. Discuss your particular situation with your oncologist. Read more...
Remission should not. Be seriously considered. It is not curable, but it is treatable. Statistics state for stage 4 non small cell, 50% of patients die by 8 months, and only 10% are alive at 5 years. However, how an individual does is based on many factors - age, available treatment options, genetic factors. Please see an oncologist for a discussion of your particular situation, to allow your care to be optimized. Read more...

Today my friend was told she will not go into remission. Dr.Will not do more chemo. Pain meds increased. Blood transfusion. Stage 4 lung cancer, mets. Hope?

Yes and No. Stage 4 lung cancer is an incurable type of cancer. Only about half of the patients respond to chemotherapy and that benefit lasts for no more than 6 to 12 months. That is about all one can do in the present state of cancer treatemnt. Once cancer has progressed despite chemotherapy it is good to seek palliative care/hospice care to help her to go through rest of her life with least bit of sufferin. Read more...

I recently found out my mom has stage 4 non-small aderno (spreading) lung cancer is there any chance of remission? It's in her lungs-tailbone-neck

Not curable but... There are some chemotherapy protocols that may give her a some good time. Make the most of whatever she has left. I'm sorry about your mom and hope that you will still find things to enjoy and to give meaning to this difficult time. Read more...
No… sorry. Give her your best love, and attention -- and keep her comfortable as possible for as long as possible! Read more...

If a blood test is done and there is no detection of cancer, is it concluded that cancer is in remission? The type of cancer is lung cancer

Lung cancer . Lung cancer can not be detected by a blood test. Ct scan and pet scan may be necessary to detect the current status of lung cancer. Read more...
Discuss... Your question is not exactly clear. "remission" is a term used to describe cancer that was diagnosed and after treatment or in unusual cases "spontaneously" is no longer clinically present. The "blood tests" currently marketed are used to "find" (screen) cancer. Tests like "early cdt" are generally inaccurate if you have already had a cancer. Not used to diagnose "remission". Read more...

Have lung cancer but was in remission with lobectomy 4 yrs. Ago. Now new lesion on liver is this mets.?

Work up required. There is a list of possible diagnoses for a new liver lesion, which includes recurrence and spread of your lung cancer, but also includes many other possibilities that are non-cancerous. A full-work up (a doctor's visit with interview, examination, and testing), possibly requiring biopsy, would be needed. Read more...

I have swelling in the upper inside right cheek. It's not painful, unless I press on it. I have small cell lung cancer, was in remission for 6 mo.?

Needs to be checked. With your history of small cell cancer in remission, there are several possibilities, which may or may not be related to your cancer. Read more...
Prob unrelated. It would be very uncommon to have sclc spread to the cheek, especially if it hurts. If it doesn't resolve on its own as you would expect (the inside of your mouth heals faster than any other place in your body), make an appointment with your oncologist to be examined. Read more...