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A 58-year-old female asked:

How long can i survive with stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to my liver without chemotherapy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Not predictable: There are too many variables in the tumor types and individuals to provide a meaningful timeline for your disease course. However, it would be prudent to get your affairs in order at the earliest.
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Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
Hard to say: Hello - there are many treatment options for stage 4 breast cancer. If your cancer is ER or PR positive, hormonal tx can be used. If it is Her2 positive, Herceptin (trastuzumab) and other targeted, non-chemos can be used. If the breast cancer is triple negative then chemo is your best option. There are "mild" chemos, some oral, that can be tried. Average lifespan is usually quite long with treatment. Best
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What should I expect regarding stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to the liver?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Hard fight: This is obviously an aggressive tumor and you will need all your strength to fight it. Options do exist and discuss with a good cancer doctor.
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