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Stage four lung and liver cancer, can I survive?

Stage four lung and liver cancer, can I survive?

Yes you can and: Measure your life in quality too. Thinking positively helps and everyone responds differently to treatments. I've seen two women in the last three months alive with stage IV lung cancer for over 2 yrs. Your oncologist may consider local treatments as well as whole body treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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What is the life expectancy of a 74 yr. Old woman with metastisized lung, and liver cancer?

What is the life expectancy of a 74 yr. Old woman with metastisized lung, and liver cancer?

See below: Depends- patients with certain molecular changes like egfr and alk mutations may have good response to certain drugs; however, in patients without such molecular changes, despite of chemotherapy the survival is in the range of 1.5-2 years depending on their ability to tolerate treatments and other medical problems. ...Read more

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Lung &bone&liver cancer will chemo benefit a 72 yr old women?

Lung &bone&liver cancer will chemo benefit a 72 yr old women?

Maybe: Chemotherapy makes some people live longer or even feel better. But it depends on general state of health, number of prior treatments and type of tumor. ...Read more

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What is small cell carcinoma lung cancer with liver cancer stage 4?

What is small cell carcinoma lung cancer with liver cancer stage 4?

Bad situation: Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only. ...Read more

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The timescale for the rest of my live with lung cancer metastasis bone and liver cancer. I was diagnosed early 2014 and I am 58 years old female ?

Longevity: I am sorry to hear about your condition. The best person to ask is the oncologist (o) who is familiar with you and your case, as the o knows you best of all. There are different types of lung cancer and without knowing the type and the severity of the metastatic lesions, your answer will be best answered by your o or another o. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lung liver and bone cancer life expectancy?

Unclear question: Did you mean cancer with metastatic disease to lung, liver and bone? What is the primary cancer (from which organ the initial cancer cell originated)? Either way widely metastatic disease has poor dismal prognosis with short life expectancy - so its important to figure out whats the primary as different cancer usually respond to therapy differently. ...Read more

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My moms battling liver cancer for over a year & it has spread to her lungs. She told me it was at stage 4 & wanted to know how much longer she has.

Not exactly sure.: Stage IV liver cancer is, unfortunately, incurable. However, sometimes treatments can prolong a patient's life significantly. It is hard to answer your question without seeing your mom's scans. But, typically, life expectancy is measured in months to a few years. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with lung, liver, spleen and back cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with lung, liver, spleen and back cancer?

Depends on which ca?: Life expectancy will depends on the type of the cancer, the stage, the moelcular biology of the cancer. In addition, the age and overall condition of the patient also are important. D/w your oncologist in detail. ...Read more

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Life expectancy terminal lung cancer with liver mestasis with chemotherapy stopped?

Life expectancy terminal lung cancer with liver mestasis with chemotherapy stopped?

Bad news: Prognosis is grim, but I would suggest in the interim good symptom control through a palliative care line or hospice care. A variety of factors play in determining life expectancy, that is usually in such cases less than 6 months. ...Read more

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My dad was diagnosed and died at age 80 with metastatic liver/lung cancer. Will I get it too?

My dad was diagnosed and died at age 80 with metastatic liver/lung cancer. Will I get it too?

Not likely: Cancer occurring in late life is not likely to have a strong genetic basis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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A friend of mine was just diagnosed with rectal cancer, liver cancer and lung cancer. What is his life expectancy?

A friend of mine was just diagnosed with rectal cancer, liver cancer and lung cancer. What is his life expectancy?

Grave Situation: Of course we cannot even begin to guess at this tragic situation. I would defer to the physicians providing him care. But, as you have surmised it may not be long for him. ...Read more

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Is it possible that heart/liver/lung etc cancer be solved w/ a transplant?

Is it possible that heart/liver/lung etc cancer be solved w/ a transplant?

It's possible: It is possible that one of the vital organs you mention would need to be removed due to a cancer. If the cancer is localized to the organ, and not spread to other parts of the body, then a transplant may be feasible. A good example is hepatocellular carcinoma of the liver, often accompanied by chronic hepatitis. ...Read more

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How long do you have if you have small cell liver lung and brain cancer?

How long do you have if you have  small cell liver lung and brain cancer?

Depends: It is not possible to predict the behavior of tumors other than providing averages. Has the tumor been treated? If it was treated and became wide spread while under treatment, the prognosis would be poor. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for stage 4 primary liver cancer for a 84 years old person with a spread in the lung?

Life expectancy for stage 4 primary liver cancer for a 84 years old person with a spread in the lung?

It is guess work: It is hard to give you reliable response without examining the patient and without knowing any history or results of her blood tests which can show the severity of liver disease. In general, most patients with stage 4 liver cancer have a short survival(2 to 6 months). You should ask this question to her treating doctor(s). ...Read more

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My aunt was suffering with liver , lungs and bone cancer..in addition to that suffering with jaundice 10th level..how jaundice will be cured ?

My aunt was suffering with liver , lungs and bone cancer..in addition to that suffering with jaundice 10th level..how jaundice will be cured ?

Sorry: to tell you but your aunt's jaundice if due to extensive liver lesions may not be reversible. The one EXCEPTION to this 'rule" is if the Jaundice is due to tumor OBSTRUCTING the bile system. In this case RADIATION treatment may be useful! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Primary Small Cell Liver Cancer in nodes and spot in lung. On alternative therapies including baking soda, PH urine is 9-10, is this too high?

Primary Small Cell Liver Cancer in nodes and spot in lung. On alternative therapies including baking soda, PH urine is 9-10, is this too high?

I'm sorry: Small cell carcinoma is very seldom primary in the liver and you need to have an explanation for why it's not a lung primary metastatic there instead -- that would be treatable with chemotherapy for a few more good months / years. The baking soda "alternative" therapy is a cynical, cruel fraud and adds insult to your difficult situation, no matter how "kindly" and "caring" the presenters. ...Read more

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My brother has liver cancer, cirrhosis, and the cancer has spread to stomach and lungs and in lymph nodes. Not operable. Began chemo pills today.

My brother has liver cancer, cirrhosis,  and the cancer has spread to stomach and lungs and in lymph nodes. Not operable.  Began chemo pills today.

Stage IV: Sorry for your brothers condition. Hope the chemo will buy him a few more months to settle his affairs in comfort Discuss hospice care with his physicians ...Read more

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Dad has heart, lung, liver and renal failure (renal function under 10%). Drs have now found primary liver cancer. How long left? Days/weeks/months?

Soon: I'm sorry you are going through this. It doesn't sound like there is much time left, probably 'weeks" timeframe depending on how aggressive supportive care is regarding IV fluids, dialysis, medications, and respiratory support with oxygen or a breathing machine. There is of course no way to predict for sure, and his doctor will be ae to give a better answer. Hang in there. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spline cancer, age is 70 ?

What is life expectancy for liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spline cancer, age is 70 ?

Unpredictable: It is not possible to provide a time line as tumors and patients all behave differently. However, the clinical picture you provided is of a terminally ill patient. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more