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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Preterminal: Unfortunately the patient appears to be preterminal with life expectancy predicted to be in days or weeks. Hospice care will ensure that pain and suff ... Read More

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Moesinger
29 years experience General Surgery
Probably short.: Sadly, stage IV liver cancer is usually life-threatening within a few weeks or months. Also, I am guessing that she actually has stage IV cancer in h ... Read More
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Dr. Benjamin Kim
43 years experience General Surgery
Varies but not long: How long some one lives with stage IV liver cancer( hepatocellular cancer and not metastatic from other primary site) depends on the aggressiveness of ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Palliative care: Stage 4 cancer, by definition, is not curable. It would depend on the clinical situation, patient choice and expected response to treatment, wether to ... Read More
Dr. Lauren Stegman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: Depends on type, but most often some sort of chemotherapy is used. Today there are many new "targeted therapies" that turn off specific things in the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Gasparich
46 years experience Urology
This : This depends on a number of factors. The grade of the tumor ( how malignant the cells are ), the stage of the tumor ( how deeply it is growing into t ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chemo limitation: Cancer cells or micrometastasis are unique cells which can continue to function and grow despite exposure to chemotherapy and radiation. Their dna ada ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Need more info: Even with stage 4 head and neck cancers, some patient do survive. Survival depends in part on the site of origin. For nasopharynx cancers, the seer ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Varied: A number of different approaches used depending on the nature of the tumor and the extent of spread. The main goal for solid tumors is reducing tumo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Site of origin: Primary cancer is the tumor that arises in the organ in question, whereas secondary cancer is one that arose somewhere else and spread to the organ i ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Cancer of....?: Treatment and prognosis of stage 4 cancers depend on the kind of cancer and the general health. She should see an oncologist.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What kind?: Almost any infection in a person with stage 4 cancer is bad, just that some are worse than others.

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