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how long can you live with stage 4 breast cancer

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It depends: If the bones are the only site of breast cancer metastasis, a person potentially can liver for many years. If the cancer involves other organs, the su ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: By definition breast cancer that has metastasized to the bone is stage iv. Depending on the patient's overall health and response to therapy can live ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Need more info.: This is hard to answer without knowing the specific biology of the cancer and which organs are involved. Nowadays, we consider stage IV breast ca lik ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Stage IV: When the cancer spreads beyond the primary organ- here- is breast- ; it is considered to be a stage IV disease. It is treatable- however it is incurab ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Be hopeful!: Exemestane is a good drug. It can keep working for long periods of time. So you do not need to worry about how long it will work...Sometime sit can wo ... Read More
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hard to answer: That varies. I have had patients on their first hormone treatment for over 5-10 years. Ultimately if it is stage 4, the cancer will recur. Regular ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not predictable: There are too many variables in the tumor types and individuals to provide a meaningful timeline for your disease course. However, it would be prudent ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Depends: First, it is now clear we physicians can't predict the survival of any single individual very precisely. We can say that of a thousand patients with ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Excellent control: Stage 4 breast can be controlled with systemic therapy very well, even for more than 5 years. This is most commonly seen in patients who have stage 4 ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Stage IV means: Spread to distant organs, usually liver, bone, lung, or brain, with breast cancer. In addition to treating the primary cancer, these distant metastas ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
No diagnostic test: Is 100% accurate. Stage IV could mean that cancer spread to other organs before it grew big in the breast. So, unfortunately, the answer is yes, cer ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
Hard fight: This is obviously an aggressive tumor and you will need all your strength to fight it. Options do exist and discuss with a good cancer doctor.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes.: Ofcourse.If you have time and resources, of course.

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