stage 4 bone cancer life expectancy

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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered:

What is the stage 4 bone cancer life expectancy?

Depends on a lot of

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factors, like the bone involved, type of cancer, treatments so far received, and where has it spread, whether the treatments are working or not. Your Oncologist and his team (like the Radiologist) might be able to give your more precise answers, as they'll have explanations for all these factors. Good Luck.
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Lung liver and bone cancer life expectancy?

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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.
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What is the average life expectancy with metastatic bone cancer?

It varies.

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This can vary from type to type of bone cancer. Ewing's sarcoma has a good prognosis, even with metastasis, as 25-40% can be cured with high dose chemo. and stem cell transplant. Chondrosarcoma has an indolent course and is resistant to chemo., and is treated by surgery. Osteosarcoma metastasizes to the lung and can still have long term survival if these are resected.
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What is the life expectancy for bone cancer that is not spread with no chemo or radiation?

Variable

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Depends on the cancer and it'd characteristics...what bone cancer are you talking about?
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How can I expect Mom's Stage 4 metastatic bone cancer to develop? Besides the lung, it is in her bones. Will it stay in the bones, or move to organs?

Depends

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Once cancer has spread beyond the lung, it can go to any tissue in the body (bones, brain, liver are the most common.)
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Dr. Amy Deeken answered:

My mother is anemic and has stage 4 bone cancer what does that mean?

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The level of cells carrying oxygen in the blood is low. In stage 4. Carcinoma there can be several causes. If she is taking chemotherapy to treat the cancer, it can be a side effect of the drugs. If the bone cancer is extensive, the cancer can replace the bone marrow which normally produces blood cells. In which case there is decreased production of blood cells due to cancer.
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Is it possible for someone with stage 4 bone cancer to have a clear pet scan?

Yes

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No scan or test is 100% accurate so it is possible. One of my patients had a very hot lung mass on PET and yet none of his metastasis showed on the test.
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Will gleevec help my sister who has stage 3 breast cancer that has now gone into bone cancer stage 4?

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Gleevec is indicated for GIST and CML. In breast cancer it has been looked at in preclinical studies and phase II studies. Although it has been suggested that Gleevec might help in bone metastasis by inhibiting osteoblast activity I would only use it under a clinical trial. For bone metastasis there are 2 meds that help prevent complications: Zometa & xgeva. Talk to your doctor.
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Are there any affordable treatments that could cure bone cancer stage four?

Maybe/hard to say.

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Most of these are resistant to chemotherapy, so often surgery is done, with good results. Both of these are expensive, but chemotherapy may be more so, and many cycles may be needed. So you may be getting a less expensive treatment. Ewing's sarcoma can be cured with high dose therapy and bone marrow transplant, It really depends on what your cancer is and what works, and what your plan covers.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What food is best suited for a stage four bone cancer patient?

Comfort

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A person with stage IV cancer is not likely to be cured of the cancer and should eat whatever makes her/him feel comfortable.
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