Tag: survival

Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) – Deadliest Lung Cancer

Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) – Deadliest Lung Cancer

Introduction Just some brief information (numbers) on small cell lung cancer (SCLC) before I jump into treatments for advanced SCLC. 20% of all lung cancers 95% are cigarette smokers (remaining I strongly believe is caused by second hand smoke (SHS) or environmental tobacco smoke (ETC) also) 90% of the tumor is located centrally 70-80% are … Continue reading Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) – Deadliest Lung Cancer

Advanced cancer/ Stage 4: When Will I Die?

Advanced cancer/ Stage 4: When Will I Die?

Mr C, who is in his early 60s, was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer came with his two daughters for consultation. At the end of the consultation, one of the daughter accompanied her dad to go for venepuncture. The other daughter stayed back and ask, "Doc, how long will my dad be able to live?" … Continue reading Advanced cancer/ Stage 4: When Will I Die?

Stage 4 Lung Cancer: How Long Will I Live? (1)

Stage 4 Lung Cancer: How Long Will I Live? (1)

My new case today was a patient in his 50s, diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which had spread to his liver and bones. He said he does not want any treatment and asked how long he can live. No treatment at all?! The benefits of chemotherapy treatment for stage 4 lung cancer had alredy … Continue reading Stage 4 Lung Cancer: How Long Will I Live? (1)