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What are the odds of beating stage 3a nsclc at age 55?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Good attitude
Survival for lung cancer is stage specific.
Early stage has better survivalmthen late stage. However if you are being treated for lung cancer, the important thing is to stay positive and optimistic, regardless of the stage.

In brief: Good attitude
Survival for lung cancer is stage specific.
Early stage has better survivalmthen late stage. However if you are being treated for lung cancer, the important thing is to stay positive and optimistic, regardless of the stage.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Barry Sheppard
I agree. The Stage III patients which I treated who have beaten the odds are most commonly the ones with an upbeat attitude who believed that they would have unexpectedly good results from treatment.
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nsclc
5yr survival is about 20 percent but depends on exactly whether nodes micro or macro mets also whether surgery done or not.

In brief: Nsclc
5yr survival is about 20 percent but depends on exactly whether nodes micro or macro mets also whether surgery done or not.
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Be positive
Survival rates are population based.
Specific survival is individual, either 100% or 0%. Key to cancer survival is individual wellness and comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. If indicated, surgical resection should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope this link assists you: http://goo.Gl/2cdq9.

In brief: Be positive
Survival rates are population based.
Specific survival is individual, either 100% or 0%. Key to cancer survival is individual wellness and comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. If indicated, surgical resection should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope this link assists you: http://goo.Gl/2cdq9.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Manoj Reddy
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Stage IIIA prognosis
Survival rates are at best rough estimates.
Stage is important. Other prognostic indicators include "performance status", overall health, weight loss, lung symptoms and function, age, and how well the cancer responds to treatment. Given these variables, studies have demonstrated 25% 5 yr survival with treatment. Please discuss your individual case with your oncology team. Wishing you well.

In brief: Stage IIIA prognosis
Survival rates are at best rough estimates.
Stage is important. Other prognostic indicators include "performance status", overall health, weight loss, lung symptoms and function, age, and how well the cancer responds to treatment. Given these variables, studies have demonstrated 25% 5 yr survival with treatment. Please discuss your individual case with your oncology team. Wishing you well.
Dr. Manoj Reddy
Dr. Manoj Reddy
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