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How can bronchoalveolar carcinoma affect my quality of life?

A diagnosis of bronchoalveolar carcinoma can be life changing. Because treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy can affect someone's entire body, many people find themselves with a lot of recovery time. If a case of bronchoalveolar carcinoma is diagnosed in its early stages and you begin immediate treatment, chances of long-term survival are high. However, bronchoalveolar carcinoma detected in its later stages may have already spread throughout the lungs. This can make it more difficult to locate and eliminate every tumor, meaning that your symptoms may progressively worsen. Studies show that the five year survival rate of someone diagnosed with a later stage of bronchoalveolar carcinoma (stage three or four) drops to 60 percent.

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