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Diagnosed with lung cancer metastasized to liver. Is chemo the only treatment option?

Hello my dad is 51 years old and was diagnosed with lung cancer which has spread to he s liver in August. Since then he has been going through chemo which he is coping with quiet well considering. We have been told that he s only option is chemo and after that there is no other options. Is this the case? Any information you can give is muchly appreciated. Thank you for your time, tara.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Lung cancer is mainly of two types. Small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. I do not know what is the diagnosis of your father. If his liver has already been involved then it is a case of M1b lung cancer that is stage IV disease. In this case chemotherapy is the main treatment option but on good response with chemotherapy maintanance with Oral targetted therapy is also an option. For this treatment EGFR status to be known if it is a non small cell lung cancer. Biological therapy is another options which will be selected depending on histopathology. Consult with your oncologist. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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