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how long will i live when the cancer has spread to the bone

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It can vary.: This depends on the kind of cancer you have. In some, like prostate cancer, or lung cancer, it can be a bad sign, with long term survival highly unli ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on a some : Factors:1: it varies due to the type of the primary tumor, its location, where (besides the bone) has it spread to, eg, lungs or brain; how aggressive ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the type of bone cancer.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer: Usually ther is no five year survivors. The actual time depends on the type of cancer and health status of the patient.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Disseminated: Cancer is a bad thing. Her life expectancy is limited and it may spread to other organs.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Without treatment, months. If the cancer responds to chemotherapy, then can be years. If it does not respond, months. If the area in the liver can ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandhya Srinivas
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Many years: Prostate cancer is a relatively slow growing disease. Patients can live many years with control of their disease with testosterone lowering drugs. The ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Endocarditis: If the bacteria begin growing on the heart valves, the key to survival is early detection and antibiotic Rx and/or perhaps surgery. Nevertheless, trea ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Variable: Most infected people, about 90%, are asymptomatic. In ~10% of invasive cases the amoebae enter the bloodstream and may travel to liver, causing an abs ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Variable length of t: It depends on the type of primary cancer(?is it breast cancer or some other type of primary cancer?). If it is breast cancer(I asssume) then it will ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanly
Specializes in Pathology
Impossible to tell: The speed with which any cancer spreads is impossible to tell. This is because the spread of any cancer depends on multiple factors including host (pa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Controversial: Colon cancer would start as microscopic cells that are unable to be detected by any test. Some reports suggest that a colon cancer has been present fo ... Read More
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A 91-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
No timing: There is no way to estimate (and no ethical way to test) the average amount of time to ascend. It also depends greatly on the patient's age, comorbid ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer type?: Many cancers spread (metastasize) to the lungs. Bone cancer is uncommon in adults. Primary cancers from one area (eg, lungs, breast, prostate) may sp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends: On the cancer type and other metastasis. Generally, advanced cancers do not do well, but some people do well after a brain met is removed. By well, i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: Depends on the environment the body is in, faster if dead person is in the northern canada or on a beach in the south pacific.
A 41-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
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: It may begin to do so with the first infection in the first days or it may never cause any reproductive issues.Those who go undetected and untreated f ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several years: It really depends on what part of the ear (mastoid) bone the cholesteatoma is in, but you shouldn't wait for that to happen. The growth can do much m ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Radiation therapy (rt) is used to treat specific spots of cancer, while chemotherapy is used to treat the whole body. Rt is similar to getting an x-ra ... Read More
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