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What are the chances of adenocarcinoma recurring?

Answered by: What are the chances of adenocarcinoma recurring?
National Clinical Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Chief of Staff, Director of the Lung Center & Interventional Pulmonologist

Video: What Are the Chances of Adenocarcinoma Recurring?

Dr. Nader answers a question regarding how common it is for adenocarcinoma of the lung to recur. He explains why the stage of the disease factors into how likely it is to recur.
Connie Elston from Maine asks:
"My mom was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma lung cancer in May of this year. She went through surgery and chemotherapy. She has had X-rays since and they so far have looked OK. My question is, what is the percentage rate of this reoccurring? If so, would it be the same cancer or different? And would it come back in the same spot?"
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Daniel A. Nader: Well Connie, let me just tell you that a lot of it depends upon the stage of cancer. So we would want to know what the stage is, and that’s something that we do here at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. We stage the patient as accurately as we possibly can, because the prognosis will be dependent upon that staging. So will treatment. And after treatment is completed, we do a very complete evaluation of the patient on a regular basis, because lung cancer does have a high rate of recurrence, and that rate of recurrence is based on their staging.

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