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What questions should I ask?

koritzls
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Joined: Jun 2003

My dad was just told he has stage 4 nsclc. They analyzed the fluid around his right lung (positive, of course), and found a 2cm mass in the upper lobe. They CAT scanned him and found nothing else. He had a bone scan yesterday and they only found a possible Pancoast tumor.

What determines that it's stage 4? What's the difference between 3 and 4? Am I missing some key info here?

Thanks in advance!

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pacisan
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Joined: Jan 2002

http://aolsvc.health.webmd.aol.com/content/healthwise/11/2705.htm#tm1440?z=1822_00000_0000_rl_09

cbecker
Posts: 89
Joined: Sep 2002

I went to the book store and bought a book a very easy reading book on lung cancer. I have found this very helpful. cbecker

cbecker
Posts: 89
Joined: Sep 2002

I went to the book store and bought a book a very easy reading book on lung cancer. I have found this very helpful. cbecker

schuyler
Posts: 32
Joined: Nov 2002

Start by punching in American Lung Association on your search engine. It will bring you up to speed on lung diseases, stages of lung cancer and provide you links to investigate.

schuyler
Posts: 32
Joined: Nov 2002

Start by punching in American Lung Association on your search engine. It will bring you up to speed on lung diseases, stages of lung cancer and provide you links to investigate.

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