4th stage lung cancer???

shirleyannNovember 14, 2003

Does anyone know what this means exactly? My friend is very ill with lung cancer....

Thanks....

Shirleyann

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phyllis_philodendron

It's basically a very advanced form of cancer. Stage 0 or 1 would be in the beginning and is best when they catch it then. By this point it most likely has spread to other areas of the body.

Good luck to you and your friend and I hope she is comfortable. You are in our prayers!

Here is a link that might be useful: Lung cancer information

    Bookmark   November 15, 2003 at 10:14AM
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joann23456

The stages have to do with how the cancer has spread. In general, Stage 1 is at the beginning, when the cancer area is still well defined, and the cancer has not broken into the rest of the organ affected or into the outside body. If found at Stage 1, or even a bit later, cancer can often be treated by surgery and other treatments.

Stage 4 is usually the most serious stage, when the cancer is not well defined and has spread outside the original organ affected.

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2003 at 12:44AM
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lindsay123

FYI, the lung cancer link Phyllis_Philodendron linked to in her message isn't going to the right page. I've included a link to the correct page below. Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.plwc.org/lung

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 10:15AM
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