When people talked about stage 4 lung cancer survival rate, it is impossible to predict how long a particular person will live with their cancer. The stats only apply to averages, which consists of those who lived longer and those who lived less time.
Some do have stage 4 non operable lung cancer. Fewer than 5 out of every 100 people (less than 5%) diagnosed with stage 4 non small cell lung cancer will live for at least 5 years. My prognosis was perhaps only one year with palliative chemo treatments.
Chemo treatments have not ridden some of the patients’ tumors and they have grown some, but with lifestyle, and diet change along with a huge positive attitude, some are still surviving, some are still living with it until many years.
Some cured their Stage 4 cancer with eating hot peppers, garlic and fish oil. Some of the patients were using evening primrose oil in place of the fish oil. Maybe you could try something that does not make a person sick while being treated with recommended food intake.
Most of the time the doctors do not want to remove part of the lung because your chances of surviving the surgery is not 100% and some will do treatment 2 times a day with a breathing Machine plus a steroid treatment. Please do not give up and make sure refuse to be depressed and always look around and say you can help other person do what ever than some just do it. When they say you are going to die in a year, please tell them they are not God and there is no expiration date yet.