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The Life Expectancy for Stage 4 Lung Cancer

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.

What is Lung Cancer Survival Rate?

If someone goes to a doctor then diagnosed with a killer disease lung cancer, patient commonly asked for the outcome or the possibility of its survival. Your Doctor can’t predict the prognosis of your disease, they can only estimate the possible outcome of your disease based on previous experiences from other lung cancer patient. Actually survival rate for lung cancer are very poor compare to breast, and prostate cancer.

Lung cancer survival rate or survival statistics tells the percentage of people who survived lung cancer in a specific period of time. A lung cancer statistics often use an overall five year survival rate. Lung cancer survival rate are based on research conducted around the world. These include people from all ages, men and women, who have been diagnosed of lung cancer and survived.

Survival rate are also based on certain factors like the general health of a patient, for each patient responds to treatments differently. Patient who are able to cope with its treatment e…
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