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Can you let me know how many mutations does a stage 4 cancer have ?

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
Not relevant: Stage 4 suggests that the cancer is metastatic or widespread. It is a clinical description to help determine prognosis and sometimes treatment options. Mutations are what happens to dna of normal cells that turn them into cancer. There can be many mutations, even in early cancer, but all it takes is one mutation.

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