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how long can you live with stage 4 lung cancer

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Unanswerable: I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis and understand the depth of your question. But, here in cyber space and anonymous without being on the ground the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Stage 4 Cancer: Most patient last less than 5 year.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Limited: What type? Small cell briefly nsclc depends on location and metastasis! metastatic to lung from other organs may respond to removal responses to ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
You decide: No one can force you to be treated, or to accept anything beyond comfort measures which may include local radiation for pain. If you are a candidate f ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends: Most "liver cancers" are not from the liver but metastatic from other places. The prognosis will vary depending on the source and aggressiveness of th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
26 years experience in General Surgery
3-6 months: Though survival has been improving in liver cancer over the past decade, the numbers are still not encouraging. For all patients regardless of stage t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Depends: Depends on how the cancer is responding to treatment. Here is a review of liver cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Read this article: http://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-cancer/kidney-cancer-prognosis-stage#overview1
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Poor prognosis: Unfortunately stage IV lung cancer has poor prognosis over all survival rate of less than 10% most of them survive less than 13 months.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Limited: Personal, risk factors and cancer stage. If stage 4 with distant metastasis, then with best care 2-5 years is possible.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: Early stage 1 or 2 colon cancer, if treated with surgical excision, has very high successful treatment chances. Long term survival to a full normal a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Stage 4 : Life expectancy depends mainly on the type of tumor, plus many other factors. Age, physical health, medications, other underlying medical conditions, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Depends: Depends on level of tumor burden and response of tumor to treatment here is a good resource: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in 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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
8% 5 yr survival: Nobody can tell us how long we will live. The statistics for 5 year survival with stage 4 colon cancer is 8%. This question should prompt detailed con ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Less than a year: Likely less than several months.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Quite variable: Stage IV cancer generally means that the cancer has spread from its organ of origin to other organs. How long you have to live depends on where the c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on site: Survival will depend on location of metastasis, concomitant medical conditions, age, and nutritional status. Almost all patients with stage IV renal ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience in General Surgery
It varies: The prognosis for stage IV anything is poor, and this is especially true for both lung cancer and penile cancer, as by definition these diseases have ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience in Urology
30%: With prostate cancer that has spread to lymph nodes,bones or other organs the 5 year survival rate is about 30%.

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