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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is one's ife expectancy after chemo?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
It depends...: The potenial benefit of chemotherapy depends on the tumor type, biomarkers (eg, er/pr/her2 in breast cancer), stage, etc. For some diseases "calculators" can help determine the absolute risk reduction (as opposed to "relative" risk reduction). Some cancers may have limited benefit from chemo and others may benefit greatly.
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