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Stage 4 inoperable brain tumor life expectancy

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 42 years experience
Yes: For many patients (not all) surgery, then radiation with chemotherapy, and "maintenance" chemotherapy can give a good quality of life for a period of ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
54 years experience
More info: What specific kind of brain tumor? Was it a glioblastoma? Did you see a medical oncologist? Some chemotherapy drugs may give you some quality of lif... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends: It really depends on multiple factors, especially type of tumor and location.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Brain tumor: Not the normal presentation but anything is possible. See your regular doctor for further evaluation.
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
It depends: If you are 76, your Dad must be late 80s or early 90s. At such an advanced age it may not be worth being so aggressive with terminal cancer that at s... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Cruel fraud: Scorpion and spider venom have been investigated for drug delivery and there are some reports, but it's still preliminary research. Anyone offering th... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Can't predict: I might choose comfort measures only for myself, and spend my last few days or weeks finishing up what i could. Someone else might choose aggressive m... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Depends: Primary brain cancers aren't staged i-iv so you may be talking about a cancer from somewhere else that spread to the brain. Would also depend on how ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Too many factors: To answer that question here. The type of tumor, tumor aggressiveness, whether its a primary brain tumor or metastasis, and other medical conditions o... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Depends entirely: On size, rate of growth, and your symptoms. Without knowing details, it is impossible to say more. Consult a neurosurgeon with all details for speci... Read More