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Neuroendocrine cancer stage 4

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
General Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: Octreotide does have a role here and there are several small studies that show that it helps control disease and may prolong survival. I would have he... Read More
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgical Oncology 27 years experience
There are others: For pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors there are other agents that have been shown to improve survival. In symptomatic patients, octreotide is used to c... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Possibly: Stage 4 indicates that you have net at a site distant from the pancreas or regional lymph node, likely the liver. Not clear what you mean by"inactive... Read More
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgical Oncology 27 years experience
Maybe: The treatment of metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma varies widely and depends on several factors, including tumor grade, pattern of spread, and pace ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Verybad: Stage IV of what organ ? In general it is end stage terminal cancer , how ever some cancers like lymphomas , testicular tumors etc when detecte... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Not necessarily: Stage 4 cancer is a late stage cancer which has spread inside the body. But the survival is quite varied and it depends on which type of cancer it is.... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Quite variable: Stage IV cancer generally means that the cancer has spread from its organ of origin to other organs. How long you have to live depends on where the c... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Yes: Yes, unfortunately it can.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Depends: Depends greatly on the type of cancer. A few stage IV cancer patients can be cured (lymphoma or testicular) some others can live for many years (er po... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: if they respond to treatment.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
Hard to Know: Many healthy people get cancer. Stage IV just means that the cancer has spread around the body away from where it started (metastases). Some cancers... Read More
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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Need more info: First of all, her doctor is a good source of information. The American Cancer Society has a great website with resources, help, and support. Without... Read More

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