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Doctor insights on: Stomach Cancer Stage 4 Life Expectancy

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...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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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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Stage 4?Stomach cancer. Is chemotherapy advisable with 33 kgs weight, age 66, height5.3 please advise

Stage 4?Stomach cancer. Is chemotherapy advisable with 33 kgs weight, age 66, height5.3 please advise

Stomach cancer: Chemotherapy is the mainstay therapy for stage IV stomach cancer. Other option will be only palliative care/hospice if one does not want to get active therapy. Whether one is a good candidate or not for chemo will depend on how good is the overall situation- can the person take care oneself? How much assistant she/he needs for daily activity etc? Discuss further with the oncologist re-tx options. ...Read more

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What is the lifespan with stage IV stomach cancer?

What is the lifespan with stage IV stomach cancer?

Short: Unfortunately stage IV stomach cancer does not have good prognosis. It is not feasible to give a time line or the amount of time a patient may have, as there are wide variations in the biology of tumors. ...Read more

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Is there a lot of pain in stage IV stomach cancer?

Can be but need not: Be. Any advanced malignancy may cause pain, however effective pain medications are available and control of pain is one of the goals of palliative care. The patient may wish to seek hospice care at home or in an in-patient facility. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for someone in stage 3 stomach cancer that refuses to take therapy ?

What is life expectancy for someone in stage 3 stomach cancer that refuses to take therapy
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No answer: It is not possible to predict the survival time in a particular person. The law of averages may suggest a few months, but there are enough exceptions thus making a prediction unreliable. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Gi Cancer (Definition)

Gastrointestinal cancer is malignant growth in some part of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, the intestines, the ...Read more


Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Stomach Cancer (Definition)

Stomach cancer is an over proliferation of certain abnormal cells in the stomach. Symptoms include increased fullness, abdominal ...Read more