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The Life Expectancy for Stage 4 Lung Cancer

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The life expectancy for stage 4 lung cancer is very low. The condition of the disease is no longer curable and the malignant cancer cells have spread beyond the lungs and affected the liver, brain and the bones. The spread of cancer to these organs can damage it and can result to our death.

Patients with stage 4 lung cancer usually last at least 5 to 8 months and the longest is 12 months or one year. However, it is not the same for all of the patients because their conditions vary from one another. It is based upon the general health condition of the patient and whether they are suffering from other illness aside from lung cancer. Other complications can worsen the situation of the patient and increases the chances of the patient to die soon. Statistics are only numbers but it provides an idea on how deadly and dangerous smoking is.


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