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Dr. Randall Zuckerman
24 years experience General Surgery
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

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
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
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Yes, unfortunately it can.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: if they respond to treatment.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
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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