Question by  aussiebev (89)

How successful is surgery to remove spindle cell cancer from the lung?

My father has been diagnosed with spindle cell cancer, I would like to know what his chances are with surgery alone.


Answer by  lovelife (998)

Surgery is effective if all of the cancer is removed, however spindle cell cancer is an aggressive cancer and rare in nature. It tends to return in the same area or in other locations in the body. Therefore, even after surgery to remove the tumor, your father will need to be monitored to assure the cancer does not return.


Answer by  Deepakck (174)

Spindle cell cancer in lungs is a rare form of lung cancer, which represents less than 0.5% of all primary lung cancer. Spindle cell carcinoma prognosis poorly even with the combination of Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. looking a this request you to consult your surgeon keeping this facts in mind.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

Coming from someone who has been there, his chances are great! The removal of spindle cell cancer from the lung has a great survival rate with a high percentage of the cancer not returning. However the healing time is lengthy.


Answer by  Bubba49 (177)

Spindle cell cancer is not a specific type. It can reflect either a carcinoma or bronchial carcinoid tumor. The success rate can be different.


Answer by  StarOne (941)

Your fathers doctor will be able to answer your questions more in depth. Each case is different. Typically spindle cell cancer is not treated with surgery alone but would require chemotherapy or radiation. Spindle cell is a very rare type of cancer. Talk to your doctor or get a second opinion until you are satisfied.

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