Ca lung & brain meta
10 days cough, doctor ad 4 PET, later found 4th stage cancer. Is pet only to found cancer tissues. Now brain radiation and tab chemo they given. It will cure my mom. Now she alright. Is anything serious again. Pls help.
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Hi, Approximately 60-70% of patients with small cell lung cancer have clinically disseminated or extensive disease at presentation. Extensive-stage is incurable. When given combination chemotherapy, patients with extensive-stage disease have a complete response rate of more than 20%. For individuals with limited-stage disease that is treated with combination chemotherapy plus chest radiation, a complete response rate of 80%. Indicators of poor prognosis include relapsed disease, weight loss of greater than 10% of baseline body weight, and poor performance status. For all patients with lung CA, activity should be encouraged and a dietary consultation should be obtained.
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