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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unfortunately: Metastatic disease (also known as stage 4) is usually not curable by todays treatments. Although use of chemotherapy may improve survival and may rare ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: In patients with a history of treated cancer, certain symptoms are suggestive of metastatic cancer. Typically these may include: unexplained weight lo ... Read More
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Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: But not always. It depends on the type of cancer and where it has spread. Bone pain, abdominal pain, skin turning yellow, cough, weakness or numbnes ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bad biology: Some metastatic cancer does respond well (eg, testicular cancer), but in general when a cancer has spread beyond the confines of its organ (eg, breast ... Read More
Dr. Sabha Ganai
20 years experience Surgical Oncology
Degree of Spread: "metastatic" implies that the cancer has spread to distant sites. This means that the cancer is more aggressive and is all over the body. For many k ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Cancer is beatable: I am not aware of any cancer that is 100% fatal. We have made great strides in curing this disease. At recent as 20-30 years ago childhood leukemia ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
More often nowadays: Metastatic disease is a very broad term with response to rx based on the ca origin, sites of metastasis, and response to therapy. Unfortunately, for s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Ca not from bone: Cancer from another source that settles or is metastatic to the spine . Prostate cancer breast cancer and lung cancer are a few examples of cancers th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
20 years experience Addiction Medicine
It depends: The symptoms depend on the location of metastasis and the organ involved. General symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite and weight loss. Often ti ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes. In general surgery is not useful for metastatic (spread) cancer. However in oligo (few) metastatic cancer -- especially for breast, colon, melano ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
???: What do you mean by "these"? Be more detailed in your question please.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
No: It varies widely depending on the type of cancer. This is something to ask your oncologist, and ask him or her to be very honest with you. Although ... Read More
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