Outlook for LEMS

Some people respond well to treatment and are eventually able to stop taking medication, although this may not be for several years.

Others respond less well and find thecondition affects their everyday activities and quality of life.

LEMS doesn't affect life expectancy if it's not associated with cancer. But people with lung cancer and LEMStend tohave a shorter life expectancy becauseit's often not diagnosed untilthe cancerhas spread, and by this point it'svery difficult to treat.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018