A 39-year-old female asked:
stage 4 rectal cancer two spots in lung and one on ovary doc wants to do chemo why when i read survival rate is very low for stage 4 that has spread.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Quality of life: If what you are describing is the case, then you cannot expect a cure, but chemo may give you an extra year or two of reasonably good health. Is there something you want to do? If not, I'd be surprised and frankly disappointed. A frank discussion is in order with your physicians and those who love you. Then whatever decision you make will be the right one.
Answered on Mar 16, 2017
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