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Life expectancy of metastatic breast cancer to the bone

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
It varies.: In general, less than 20% of women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer will be alive 5 years after their diagnosis. However, this statistic may v... Read More
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
It depends: There are many types of metastatic breast cancer. Life expectancy depends on the type and the location. Er+ breast cancer that has spread only to bo... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
See your doctor: Sounds like it would be best to see your doctor or your oncologist. Without more detailed history and a physical examination, i cannot tell what the p... Read More
Dr. Michael Murray
General Surgery 33 years experience
Pleuritic pain: Pain when taking a breath is called pleuritic chest pain and usually comes from irritation of the lining of the chest cavity. Irritation of the diaphr... Read More
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Probable rib involve: While metastatic breast cancer is hard to cure, the survival rate runs in terms of years, especially if the problem is osseous and not soft tissue spr... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
It may: Radiate from the spine or originating in the pelvic bones. Make sure you ask for palliative care for better symptom control and overall support.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Treatable,NotCurable: The term "prognosis" is like an on/off switch and does not take into account disease control and quality of life. After all, diabetes is incurable but... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
This depends: The answer depends on many factors. How old is the persone, what other medical problems do they have, when did the breast cancer first occur, what oth... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Anglade
Family Medicine 9 years experience
High levels: Both your measured PTH and Calcium levels are high and this is likely because the breast cancer cells are producing too much PTH hormone which is maki... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Forever: Breast cancer with bone metastasis hormonal therapy will not be discontinued even may need additional treatments to keep the tumor under control , spe... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Highly variable: Everyone is different, responds to treatments differently, has different cell types & different underlying medical conditions. Depends if bone or lung... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
It can be: Works ok and will reduce tumor burden.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More

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