My mother started kidney dialysis about 21days ago and when she had an xray to find out if the tubes were in the correct place they found a mass the size of an orange.We have now been told that we are to assume that it is lung cancer after a scan and biopsy.They told us that the only cure is to remove part of the left lung.My question is,is there any lung cancers that are inoperable and what are the chances of them going in there and finding that they cant do anything?
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replied January 31st, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern.
Most of the lung cancers are inoperable at time of diagnosis especially small cell lung cancer because of aggressive growth.
Symptoms of inoperable cancers are due to obstruction of trachea,laryngeal involvement or backbone involvement.
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Take care
Khan
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replied June 18th, 2018
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The general prognosis of lung cancer is poor because doctors tend not to find the disease until it is at an advanced stage. Five-year survival is around 54% for early stage lung cancer that is localized to the lungs, but only around 4% in advanced, inoperable lung cancer.
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The general prognosis of lung cancer is poor because doctors tend not to find the disease until it is at an advanced stage. Five-year survival is around 54% for early stage lung cancer that is localized to the lungs, but only around 4% in advanced, inoperable lung cancer.
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