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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It varies: Advanced cancers lead to increasing impairment of mobility due to weakness, loss of weight or organ failure. Your doctor can help you more by checking ... Read More
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Bad sign?: Your mom's physicians have presumably explained to her that her cancer is not curable, and that the amount of time that she has left is unpredictable. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Cancer spread: In later stages of breast cancer, the disease is no longer confined to the breast. When breast cancer is found in bone, brain, lung and/or liver - it ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Distal Spread: Metastasis occurs when a cancer spreads outside of its organ of origin. Therefore metastatic breast cancer is when breast cancer has spread to involve ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends....: ...on many factors, such as ER and Her2 status (+ vs. -), tumor grade, how many metastases (a few vs. a lot), the location of the metastases (bone vs. ... Read More
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Don't give up: For starters, find a good oncologist, preferably one who works within a multidisciplinary team and has access to clinical trials. There are too many v ... Read More
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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
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Surgery needed: Even inn face of metastatic disease removal of primary eliminales clones that can metastasize ot other sites. Once primary is gone, proper therapy, w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Survival: It depends upon what type of breast cancer it is er/pr positive? Her2 status and the sites of mets whether bones alone or organs like liver lungs brai ... Read More
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