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A 47-year-old female asked about a 39-year-old female:

Metastatis breast cancer stage iv. what are the chances of survival. already gone six sittings of chemo..

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
More info!: Gosh! I'm sorry you're sick! Not as sorry as you, I know. It is good to ask questions. In this case, we don't know enough. What type of breast cancer do you have? Do you have any other medical problems? Are you tolerating the chemo? These questions all affect survival. So does "luck." Talk to your docs, if they haven't given you this information clearly. Have questions written down. Take notes
Dr. Gladys Minor
Radiation Oncology 45 years experience
Breast cancer: Sadly, in general, metastatic breast cancer is ultimately deadly. How long each person lives varies greatly. Once the cancer gets into soft tissue organs such as lung, liver or brain the life expectancy is generally very short, a year or less. However, there have been some advances in recent years that allow patients to live longer in some cases.
Dr. Magdy Shaaban
Hematology and Oncology 42 years experience
Breast ca stage IV: need more information. where the metastases are. only bone metastases do better than soft tissue metastases. what is the ER an PR , what is the Her2 status..there are many treatments available now. keep fighting, and you will win.

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