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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Low, less than 5%.: In stage IV lung cancer, the 5 year survival is <5%. This is where the lung cancer has metastasized to anywhere else in the body. Palliative care mi ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Talk woncologist gis: Oncologist will have options most likely. Surgery is not helpful at this stage in general.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Low, less than 5%.: In stage IV lung cancer, the 5 year survival is <5%. This is where the lung cancer has metastasized to anywhere else in the body. Palliative care mi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Survival : Only god knows how long we are going to live and when we are going to die. Having said that, at least based on studies we have on average - 15 months ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Just possibly: I'm going to assume that the cancer is one of the common types of adenocarcinoma and that the diagnosis is correct. Arch surg jan 2009 (source for the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not long: This is a grave prognosis. Hope this helps.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Stage IV CRC: Colorectal cancer must be expertly staged. If so, the prognosis for stage IV crc is unfortunately very poor. That is, the 5-year survival is less than ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Metastatic disease: Stage 4 for a cancer means that the tumor has spread to other organs and is rarely curable.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not good, but: Each person is unique. Discss this question w/ the doctors involved in treatment. It's not good, but there are certainly cases that will do better tha ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Remission: A leukemia term. Ned=no evidence of disease. There can be "oligo-metastasis" (few that is) than can be ablated or even respond chemo. Exceptions to t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on a lot of: Factors, like the bone involved, type of cancer, treatments so far received, and where has it spread, whether the treatments are working or not. Your ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: ...In theory, with aggressive multi modality therapy (surgery plus chemo plus radiation +/- hormones +/- herceptin). The risk of relapse is high but y ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Miracle: Most do not live long. If someone seems to be out living the situation, may need to reconsider the original, diagnosis!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Depends on type: For pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors treated with surgery, the 5 year survival rate is ~15%. For exocrine pancreatic tumors, unfortunately, the 5 year ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes: Stage 4 nb in children over 18 months of age is usually treated aggressively with chemotherapy, then surgery. This is followed with consolidation wit ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydration Ca Colon: Hello Kanabar T, YES it can but only as part of the process of succumbing from it, since Stage 4 means it is spread throughout the body. This would be ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
40-70% 5-yr survival: The most recent statistics from the national cancer database quote the above numbers for stage 3 breast cancer, which varies quite a bit between 3a v. ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
30 years experience Urology
Stage 4 : Stage 4 renal cell carcinoma usually means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. At this stage, the cancer is consider very aggressi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not good: Life expectancy with stage lung cancer is not good. The average is 5-6 months. With chemotherapy, the life expectancy is about a year.
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