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what is my stomach cancer stage?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Need imaging: A combination of endoscopic ultrasound and abdominal ct can be used to stage the stomach cancer.
Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cancer cell spread: The stage of stomach cancer depends on how far cancer cells have spread or invaded. This can be stages 0, i, ii, iii, or iv. Stage 0 is very early disease that has not spread. Stage i is minimal or local invasion. Stages II and III are more invasive. Stage IV is metastatic or has spread to tissues, lymph nodes, or other organs further from the original tumor.

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A 41-year-old female asked:

Stomach cancer stage 4 ivb is it curable?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Just possibly: I'm going to assume that the cancer is one of the common types of adenocarcinoma and that the diagnosis is correct. Arch surg jan 2009 (source for the "b" designation) has survival curves for IV ~50% at 12 mo, ~35% at 24 mo, ~15% at 60 mo at which point they level off, i.e., there are 10-year survivors. Good luck.
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A 53-year-old female asked:

What is the lifespan with stage IV stomach cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Short: Unfortunately stage IV stomach cancer does not have good prognosis. It is not feasible to give a time line or the amount of time a patient may have, as there are wide variations in the biology of tumors.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is 4th stage stomach cancer curable ?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: It is controllable and chemo can slow the progress.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the life expectancy of a patient with stage 1 stomach cancer?

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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Curable: Stage i stomach cancer can be cured! if so, there would be no decrease in life expectancy.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 stomach cancer?

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Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 33 years experience
Not good: The overall 5 year survival for gastric cancer is 10-21%, after successful surgery the survival is 24-57%, but most patients recurred after 3 years. Stage IV gastric cancer survival rate is in the single digits.

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