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How long can you survive stage 4 liver cancer?

How long can you survive stage 4 liver cancer?

3-6 months: Though survival has been improving in liver cancer over the past decade, the numbers are still not encouraging. For all patients regardless of stage the survival without treatment is less than 1 year. With maximal treatment survival rises to 20-65% at 1 yr and 10-20% at 5 years. For stage IV disease survival is less than 2 months without treatment and as much as 8 months with maximal treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How long can someone survive with stage 4 lung cancer?

How long can someone survive with stage 4 lung cancer?

Limited: What type?
Small cell briefly
nsclc depends on location and metastasis!

metastatic to lung from other organs may respond to removal
responses to chemo&/ radiation are also variable
stage 4 is not removable, so limited survival is the usual. ...Read more

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How long can a stage 4 lung cancer patient survive?

How long can a stage 4 lung cancer patient survive?

Poor prognosis: Unfortunately stage IV lung cancer has poor prognosis over all survival rate of less than 10% most of them survive less than 13 months. ...Read more

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How long can a stage 4 lung cancer patient survive?

How long can a stage 4 lung cancer patient survive?

Limited: Personal, risk factors and cancer stage.
If stage 4 with distant metastasis, then with best care 2-5 years is possible. ...Read more

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How long can a person with stage 4 breast cancer survive?

How long can a person with stage 4 breast cancer survive?

Need more info.: This is hard to answer without knowing the specific biology of the cancer and which organs are involved. Nowadays, we consider stage IV breast ca like a chronic illness; one we cannot cure, but we can often manage and control very well. ...Read more

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How long can I survive with stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to my liver without chemotherapy?

How long can I survive with stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to my liver without chemotherapy?

Hard to say: Hello - there are many treatment options for stage 4 breast cancer. If your cancer is ER or PR positive, hormonal tx can be used. If it is Her2 positive, Herceptin (trastuzumab) and other targeted, non-chemos can be used. If the breast cancer is triple negative then chemo is your best option. There are "mild" chemos, some oral, that can be tried. Average lifespan is usually quite long with treatment. Best ...Read more

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How long can one survive with uterine cancer stage IV without treatment?

How long can one survive with uterine cancer stage IV without treatment?

Why with out?: Probably (unfortunately) 12 months if untreated, over all IV a has17% IV b has 15% survival rate, also depends on type of tumor and cell activity etc. Good palliation is possible now with chemo radiation, currently great chemo therapeutic agents are available palliation is getting better. ...Read more

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How long do you have to live in stage 4 cancer?

How long do you have to live in stage 4 cancer?

Quite variable: Stage IV cancer generally means that the cancer has spread from its organ of origin to other organs. How long you have to live depends on where the cancer originated. For example, stage IV breast or colon cancer is much more easily treated than stage IV pancreatic or gallbladder cancer. So you need additional information to fully answer your question. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a healthy person to develop stage 4 cancer?

Hard to Know: Many healthy people get cancer. Stage IV just means that the cancer has spread around the body away from where it started (metastases). Some cancers spread around the body very early and the tumor where it started might be small and asymptomatic by the time that the metastases are detected. Fast growing cancers probably start 2-6 mo before diagnosis. Slow ones probably take a few years. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wife has survived stage 4 cancer is there any organization that will do something for her?

What do you suggest if my wife has survived stage 4 cancer is there any organization that will do something for her?

Need more info: First of all, her doctor is a good source of information. The American Cancer Society has a great website with resources, help, and support. Without knowing more about what kind of cancer she had, how long ago, what kind of treatment she was given, and what her most recent exams and scans show, it's hard to know what advice to give you. I also am not sure what "something" you want done for her? ...Read more

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How long does someone with stage 4 liver cancer have to live?

How long does someone with stage 4 liver cancer have to live?

Depends: Depends on level of tumor burden and response of tumor to treatment

here is a good resource:
http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of someone with stage 4 cervical cancer?

What is the survival rate of someone with stage 4 cervical cancer?

Still a chance to co: Cervix cancer can be controlled and sometimes cured even if it is stage -4, which is considered an advanced cancer. Go seek opinion from an expert in Cervix Cancer treatments. ...Read more

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How long can someone live in decent shape with prostate cancer stage 4?

How long can someone live in decent shape with prostate cancer stage 4?

Lots of ways to be: Stage iv, and lots of treatment options; survival depends on how much disease you have. Treatment relieves symptoms and makes living more enjoyable. (orchiectomy, anti-hormones, even vaccines). While some disease kills people quickly, even very advanced bony disease can live years. The small cell type is distinctive and bad...Short prognosis. ...Read more

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What are the survival chances for a stage 4 womb cancer patient?

What are the survival chances for a stage 4 womb cancer patient?

Not so good: When we are talking womb cancer it may mean a several things. It is important to differentiate which one you are refereeing to. If it is ovarian cancer, the prognosis is very poor. If it endometrial cancer the prognosis is generally bad. If it is cervical cancer, the prognosis is better than the above two but still stage IV is far advanced. There are few tumors that have good prognosis even. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 stomach cancer?

What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 stomach cancer?

Not good: The overall 5 year survival for gastric cancer is 10-21%, after successful surgery the survival is 24-57%, but most patients recurred after 3 years. Stage IV gastric cancer survival rate is in the single digits. ...Read more

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Do people sometimes survive stage 4 bladder cancer?

Do people sometimes survive stage 4 bladder cancer?

It depends: Stage-4 bladder cancer has good treatments available such that about half of the patients do well by showing good regression of their tumors. About 15-20% achieve complete response (cr). Some of the patients in cr have a long term control of their cancer and are cured of this disease. To get good results, seek an expert in gu-medical oncology at a major cancer center as your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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What is the chance of survival with stage 4 lung cancer?

What is the chance of survival with stage 4 lung cancer?

Miracle: Most do not live long.
If someone seems to be out living the situation, may need to reconsider the original, diagnosis! ...Read more

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Stage 4 cancer of the esophagus survival rate? Any hope?

Stage 4 cancer of the esophagus survival rate? Any hope?

Poor: Unfortunately, stage 4 cancer of the esophagus has a very poor prognosis. Most will not survive a year, even with chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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Survival rate of stomach cancer stage 4?

Survival rate of stomach cancer stage 4?

4-18 months: Stage 4 stomach (gastric) cancer means the cancer has spread or metastasized to sites far from the stomach. Unfortunately, the prognosis is poor. The median range of survival for stage 4 gastric cancer is 4 - 18 months. Experimental treatment options may be available depending upon your locale. ...Read more

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How long do you have with stage 4 colon cancer?

How long do you have with stage 4 colon cancer?

Varied: This is something to discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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How long you can live with stage 4 liver cancer?

Depends: Most "liver cancers" are not from the liver but metastatic from other places. The prognosis will vary depending on the source and aggressiveness of the primary cancer. Also depends on the general health, the number of lesions, and how aggressive is the treatment given. A precious few patients can be potentially cured under the right circumstances and with the right therapy. Most, sadly, will not. ...Read more

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How long can a perdon live with stage 4 liver cancer?

How long can a perdon live with stage 4 liver cancer?

Depends: Depends on how the cancer is responding to treatment. Here is a review of liver cancer

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take to progress to stage 4 esophageal cancer?

How long does it take to progress to stage 4 esophageal cancer?

Depends: Unfortunately esophageal cancer is an aggressive one but if u catch it early it has a better chance of not recurring. It all depends on the primary stage of the disease. Stage I is good. Higher stages have more chances of recurring. Every cancer is unique and u should discuss your particular case prognosis with your oncologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stage1 colon cancer to develop into stage 4?

How long does it take for stage1 colon cancer to develop into stage 4?

Tough question: The evolution from polyp to cancer usually takes more than ten years. From state I to stage four probably takes several years, also, but can vary depending on how rapidly the cancer grows and spreads. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take for uterine cancer to progress to stage 4?

How long does it generally take for uterine cancer to progress to stage 4?

Tumor stage: Declares extent by t, n and m characteristics at the start. Many confuse "stage" as a calendar and a step-wise progression that can be predictably timed...Thus your question. The uterus is divided between cervix and corpus or body. The body usually refers to the endometrial lining, and the stage by invasion into the muscle. Stage IV almost always means distant disease. Some start there. ...Read more

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If you had stage 4 colon cancer can you live longer can you live longer than 5 years?

If you had stage 4 colon cancer can you live longer can you live longer than 5 years?

Yes: Some live 10+ years, some do not make it to 1year post-diagnosis. It depends on the nature of the tumor, where it has spread to, how much of it there is and in how many places, and how well it responds to treatment. Some stage 4 cancers can be removed entirely by surgery, but all require some form of chemotherapy for full treatment. Discuss with an experienced surgeon and oncologist! ...Read more

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Does happy life really able to make patient with stage 4 cancer lives longer after having chemotherapy?

Does happy life really able to make patient with stage 4 cancer lives longer after having chemotherapy?

Maybe: A positive attitude is just as important to treatment as is the treatment in my opinion. I think the body recovers faster if hope is not lost. ...Read more

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How long could bowel cancer take to progress from stage1to stage 4?

How long could bowel cancer take to progress from stage1to stage 4?

Likely years: Usually colon cancer grows slowly and can be several years of growth from small to larger size. But each person is different and not all colon cancers act the same. ...Read more

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Lung cancer stage 4 + how long to live?

Lung cancer stage 4 + how long to live?

Lung cancer: Unfortunately, stage 4 lung cancer is almost always fatal. The average survival of people with stage 4 lung cancer who undergo chemotherapy is about a year. Some people live much longer than a year, but only rarely will someone live more than 3-5 years. Discuss your particular situation with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What is the stage 4 lung cancer average survival rate?

What is the stage 4 lung cancer average survival rate?

Survival: Only god knows how long we are going to live and when we are going to die. Having said that, at least based on studies we have on average - 15 months would be the average survival rate. It could be shorter or longer than that. With better understanding about the biology of the cancer and the use of newer biological agents in the appropriate case- survival would be longer hopefully. ...Read more

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Is it possible, that stage 3lung cancer, squamous cell can live longer than 5 yrs? After having lobectomy.

Is it possible, that stage 3lung cancer, squamous cell can live longer than 5 yrs? After having lobectomy.

Yes: Be positive. While survival rates are population based, actual survival is individual. It is either 100% or 0% for the individual. Key to cancer survival is comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. Surgical resection, if indicated should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope this link assists you: http://goo. Gl/2cdq9. ...Read more

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What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin? Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?

What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin? Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?

A small percent: Majority of squamous cell skin can does not spread beyond skin if recognized and treated early. Most common location of spread are the lymph nodes ...Read more

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How long does it take colon cancer to reach stage 4 from stage 1?

How long does it take colon cancer to reach stage 4 from stage 1?

Unpredictable: Most cases of Stage 1 colon cancer are cured with surgery. A small percentage tend to come back with a recurrence, usually in 2-3 years...but it can be shorter or longer time than this...so it is somewhat unpredictable but it is usually within 5 years for those who recur. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer at age of 85.Bleeding from rectum with clots. If unable to stop bleeding, approximately how long to live?

Diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer at age of 85.Bleeding from rectum with clots. If unable to stop bleeding, approximately how long to live?

Depends: It is difficult to speculate how long someone lives without knowing the full details of your disease and factors about yourself. Even if stage iv, treatments that can improve your quality of life are very viable options. This can include radiation therapy to help control bleeding, etc. For cancer, it is best to have a multidisciplinary team (doctors from different specialities) weigh in. ...Read more

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Stage 4 lung cancer how long until death?

Stage 4 lung cancer how long until death?

Deep question: I am sorry to hear of your illness. This is a question best posed to the doctor who knows you and your entire case. S/he has been following you, and will be able to discuss the process with you. Even so, s/he will not be able to give you an exact time, and you may also rebound at least temporarily from what seems like worsening symptoms. Please know there is help at all stages of illness. ...Read more

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How long will you have with stage 4 lung cancer?

Limited: Depends on cell type, location, metastases to be a bit more accurate.
Small cell generaly 12 months or so.
Others longer depending on responses to therapy. ...Read more

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Stage 4 lung cancer how long can leave without threatment?

Stage 4 lung cancer how long can leave without threatment?

Stage 4 lung Ca.: A few months, somewhere between 3 months or shorter to 8 months on average depending on the extent of disease and tumor aggressiveness. But I want to emphasize stage 4 lung cancer is not curable, but treatable. I encourage you to see local oncologist, fully review the case, and possibly start treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How long does it take for squamous esophageal cancers to develop to tumor size 5 cm?

How long does it take for squamous esophageal cancers to develop to tumor size 5 cm?

Not easy: To answer. Esophagus cancer can develop over years or months. Prior strictures, chronic irritations and alcohol and tobacco are associated in squamous cancer, and reflux closer linked to reflux and barrett's, but the time course and precursors are not predicable. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a squamous cell skin cancer to spread?

How long does it take for a squamous cell skin cancer to spread?

Spread is rare: Squamous cell cancer of the skin remains localized for many years and therefore is curable when excised with a small operation. It can spread if neglected for a long time (years). On rare occasions it can be more aggressive than the garden variety that I have described above. So it is best to take care of it within one or two months from the time of diagnosis. ...Read more