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what is likely timeline of stage 4 lung and liver cancer

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Hmmmm: If you'd do have cancer in liver, lung, and spleen, my advice is to talk to your oncologist about how to improve your quality of life rather than imp ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Why?: You should talk to your oncologist about the goals of chemotherapy in your setting. While therapy may prolong life, the side effects may not be worth ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Maybe: Chemotherapy can be tricky with cirrhosis, but your medical oncologist will be certain to only give you the safest treatment. Lowering tumor markers ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Help her: She needs emotional and spiritual help , you and your family members along with friends make her end part of her journey in this world, as comfortabl ... Read More
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not exactly sure.: Stage IV liver cancer is, unfortunately, incurable. However, sometimes treatments can prolong a patient's life significantly. It is hard to answer y ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Unpredictable, but..: It may be days or perhaps as long as a year, maybe even more if it's a grade i hepatocelular carcinoma. I am very glad you are there for your mother. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Bad situation: Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is guess work: It is hard to give you reliable response without examining the patient and without knowing any history or results of her blood tests which can show th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Unfortunate, but true. Cancer cells found any place other than the 'point of origin' makes it 'metastatic' and by established norms in TNM classificat ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unfortunate: In end stage cancer disease , making pain free and as comfortable as possible , is essential goal , which your friend is receiving from kind people o ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience Neurosurgery
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes you can and: Measure your life in quality too. Thinking positively helps and everyone responds differently to treatments. I've seen two women in the last three mon ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Brief: Depends on cell type of cancer and ? Lung as the primary. But with metastasis already it is a bad one.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
6% survival at 5 yrs: Your friend is stage iv. Overall survival rate is 6% at five years from time of diagnosis. His actual life expectency is related to many factors and ... Read More

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