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life expectancy of metastatic breast cancer to the bone

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
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

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
It varies. : This can vary from type to type of bone cancer. Ewing's sarcoma has a good prognosis, even with metastasis, as 25-40% can be cured with high dose che ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Poor: It is unusual for skin cancer to go to brain, look around for a treatable second primary, probably a squamous lung cancer.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Can be years: These patients can survive years, depending on if they don't have other organ involvement also if they are responsive to hormone treatment.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Dahlberg
30 years experience in General Surgery
Lung Cancer Spread: The life expectancy of a patient with lung cancer metastasis depends on a number of factors. Most important is the location of the metastasis. Lymph n ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
18 years experience in Medical Oncology
Short Bones: Breast cancer can spread to almost any bone, however, most common to short bones such as spine, ribs, pelvis and skull . Many medications has shown to ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Mets of Breast cance: It depends on treatment so far...This is not a good prognosis..it is all about managing quality of life and options. No one knows of course, life expe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Most likely <6months: Difficulty question because many factors determine prognosis like patient's functionality, nutritional status, and age. Patients with osteosarcoma met ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Many options: Check with your doc embolization with interventional radiology is one option there are many other ones you want to see the experts asap.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience in Urology
Advanced Cancer: Once prostate cancer has spread to the bones, the prognosis becomes poorer. Treatment revolves around suppressing growth by decreasing testosterone. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
38 years experience in General Surgery
6-12 months?????: Rough guess: 6-12 months. It depends on amount of spread, therapy, how well or ill you are, and many other factors. The best estimate will come from y ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It varies quite a lo: It depends on the number of metastatic lesions and also if there is disease outside of the brain and also on the response to treatment. Not knowing an ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Breast cancer can be stage 0 non-invasive. Stage1, stage 2, stage 3 and stage 4. Each of the stages has a variety if statistical possible outcomes and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It varies: It is unpredictable. There is a 14% chance of being alive in five years. Death could come in weeks.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
30 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Unfortunately, metastatic lung cancer is incurable. Neither chemotherapy, nor radiation, nor bone bone marrow transplants can ofter a cure. Chemothera ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Poor: Metastatic prostate cancer, like other disseminated cancers has poor prognosis. However quality of life can be improved through proper pain managment ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends on the stage: Depends on the stage of cancer, the biology , overall health condition of patients. Nowadays treatment of lung cancer is personalized based on the st ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not mutch: Stage ii colon cancers means did not spread to lymph nodes , if it spreads will be to liver first, metastasis to lung is rare.

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