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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Not long...: ...I'm afraid, particularly if it's spread to the brain. It may vary depending on whether he gets treatment and how well it works but in general his p ... Read More
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not Long: Unfortunately in this situation even with good standard therapy life expectancy is less than a year in most cases.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Metastasis: This is called brain metastasis (singular) or metastases (plural). Sometimes the slang term "brain met" is used.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It often does: If the tumors in the brain grow to a big size(over 2-3 cm) they cause increasing compromise of brain functions due to raised intracranial pressure whi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Thyroid cancer has been found to metastasize to the brain. Prognosis is guarded; however, recent studies have demonstrated that resection of solitary ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes but rare: Thyroid cancers do spread ( meta) to brain less frequently.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Stage IV: When breast cancer spreads to other organ beyond the breast area- lung, liver, bones, brain, --it is called metastasis. This is a stage IV disease-and ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hon Lee
Dr. Hon Lee answered
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer: The different cell types of lung cancer have the propensity to spread to different organs either due to blood stream patterns, adjacent anatomy or the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probable bladder met: CLL usually remains dormant for long periods. Ive had several patients with bladder Ca with mets to brain. Prior to treatment of the primary bladder ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Nabrinsky
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Unfortunately not that uncommon and indicates failure of that chemotherapy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: This depends on the biology of the cancer and the initial stage of the disease when brought to medical attention. "triple-negative" breast cancers (e ... Read More

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