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A member asked about a 61-year-old female:

Mom has adenocarcinoma, stage4but not sure of the primary cancer.has cancer in neck, spine, jaw, liver, lungs, lymph nodes&hips.1round chemo.how long2live?

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Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No one can tell: This is a widely spread cancer. Would defer to her oncologist as to average survival time..When my faterinlaw was at the end of his life were felt blessed to have the time to spend with him knowing we neede to tell him how we felt.

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A member asked about a 59-year-old female:

Mom has stage 4adenocarcinoma, not sure of the primary cancer.Has cancer in neck, spine, jaw, liver, lungs, lymph nodes&hips. How long does she have to live?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
A very hard ?...: ....2 answer, stage 4 of anything is bad. Only her oncologist is able 2 answer this ; a lot depends on prior treatment or her response 2 proposed treatment, ; how widespread the metastasis r ; how advanced they r. Then a definite answer is an educated guess/ prognosis with a wide range of possible time.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Nobody knows. We have learned long agp everybody is different. Make her comfortable
Feb 1, 2014
Last updated Mar 12, 2020


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