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“Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, comprising 31% of cancer deaths in men and 25% of cancer deaths in women. An estimated 215 020 new cases of lung cancer will have been diagnosed in this country in 2008, and 161 840 deaths will have been attributed to lung cancer in 2008.” (Source)

“Lung cancer survival is mostly determined by disease stage and treatment modality, and the 5-Year survival rate has been in a plateau of 15% for three decades. QOL is focused on life aspects that are affected by health conditions and medical interventions…” (Source)

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Ask the Cancer Coach “stage3b lung cancer- 83 yrs young”

Dear Cancer Coach- Please tell me how you feel about being treated with chemo and radiation. Will it prolong life or just slow down death?  I want to do everything I can to live. Does this line of treatment really

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Ask the Cancer Coach ” stage 4 lung cancer- HELP PLEASE.

Cancer Coach- Cat scan showed cancer in brain and both lungs and both adrenal glands and abdomen and liver and blood and bones and pelvis spreading fast. They want to do radiation treatments Monday thru Friday for two weeks. Than

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Ask the Cancer Coach- “Non-small cell lung cancer resected- Is adjuvant Chemo really needed?”

Diagnosed with Stage 2 non-small cell cancer upper lobe of left lung with one tumor and one lymph node. Surgery on 10/23/14 wherein esophagus and right lung were first examined and biopsy done on lymph nodes showed negative cancer cells,

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Ask the Cancer Coach-“Is Chemo really needed after resection of NSCLC?”

Diagnosed with Stage 2 non-small cell cancer upper lobe of left lung with one tumor and one lymph node. Surgery on 10/23/14 wherein esophagus and right lung were first examined and biopsy done on lymph nodes showed negative cancer cells,

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Green Tea extract and lung cancer-

Thwarting Lung Cancer with Green Tea As of 2014, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both male and female populations – only second to prostate cancer in males and second to breast cancer in females since these

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Lung Cancer- "Revolutionary, Game Changing, Breakthrough" therapies

While breast and prostate cancer are diagnosed more often in the U.S. each year, lung cancer is the most deadly. "Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and prostate). An estimated 160,340

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Cryotherapy and lung metastaces

What is Cryotherapy/cryosurgery? Cryosurgery (also called cryotherapy) is the use of extreme cold produced by liquid nitrogen (or argon gas) to destroy abnormal tissue. Cryosurgery is used to treat external tumors, such as those on the skin. For external tumors,

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Evidence-based oncology? What is "experimental?" What is "off-label?"

In December of '95 I underwent an autologus bone marrow transplant as therapy for my multiple myeloma. Though this treatment was experimental at the time, my insurance company paid the bill. My cancer returned after 10 months. In November of

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5 + 7 + 5 Cancer Practices That Must Stop

There was a time when a patient could turn his or her care over to an oncologist. A time, perhaps a generation or so ago, when all patients had to do was nod in agreement. Cancer care today is too

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Gamma knife, chemotherapies for stage 4 lung cancer?

My husband got 4 stages lung cancer. I want get the information for garma knifetreat brain metastasis tumor and chemo for the whole body. Thanks. 77 total views, 4 views today

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