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Macon, GA
A 29-year-old male asked:

When stage 4 breast cancer has mets to lung, brain, adrenal, and now liver with no chemo how long can one live w/o chemo and radiation?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
So sorry: This is a very bad situation, and really not compatible with life beyond 2 or 3 months at most. Once the liver gets involved, and out of control, there is little intervention which would succeed. Might consider hospice care at this point. All the best through this difficult time.
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
No very long perhaps: I'm sorry that the prognosis is not good, but this may be one of the cases that survives longer than the average. Some people in palliative care live years. Overall health, good support and spiritual strength play important roles in the quality of life regardless of the actual length. I wish you all the best during this challenging phase of life. Peace & love!
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Probably not long: This person needs therapy is he/she so desires. If not, would recommend supportive care/hospice. Hope this helps.
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Last updated Jun 22, 2020

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