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Joplin, MO
A 64-year-old female asked:

My friends son who is eleven years old has been diagnosed with stomach, liver, pancreatic and lung cancer. can he survive this? we are devastated. he is such a nice young man and his dad and mom are the best. thank you!

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Worrisome: The multiple organ systems involved in your note suggest both a primary cancer from some location and secondary spread to the lungs/liver. At first glance that is very worrisome. However, advances in cancer treatment over the past 4 decades has increased their survival chances tremendously. Try to be supportive of the family & don't assume the worst at this point.
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Last updated Jun 21, 2021


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