Hi my mom is 76 and was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that metastasized to the brain at the end of December (about 7 weeks ago). She also has A-Fib which was being treated with Eloquis.
Lung Cancer Video Library - Molecular Testing At Initial Diagnosis Of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Current Standards
Stephen Liu, MD provides updates to our Lung Cancer Video Library. In this recent video, Dr. Liu discusses current standards for Molecular Testing At Initial Diagnosis Of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).
One of the important points about patients with advanced lung cancer is that 30-40% of patients will develop bone metastases. I think it’s important to recognize this is not bone cancer, this is lung cancer that’s moved to the bone, and in 30-40% of patients at some point who have advanced stage lung cancer, they will develop bone metastases. The question is: how do you manage these patients?
Dr. Benjamin Levy, Mount Sinai Health Systems, discusses platinum-based chemotherapy as the standard of care for advanced NSCLC patients without targetable genetic mutations.
I think there are several goals when treating a patient with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. For one I think we want to extend life, two is I think we want to palliate symptoms, and three is I think we want to improve quality of life. So all three of those goals are achievable, I think, with the therapies that we have right now.