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What characterizes stage 4 brain cancer?

What characterizes stage 4 brain cancer?

Brain cancer: In general, Stage 4 means distant spread to other organs other than the organ where the tumor started (lung cancer that spreads to brain, would be Stage 4 Lung Cancer). There are 4 stages, so Stage 4 is the most extensive degree of spread, unfortunately.

Primary brain tumors are not staged, because they rarely spread. Prognosis is based on age, location, histology, functional status, extent, etc ...Read more

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Stage 4 cancer that has spread to liver lungs and brain. What is live expectancy.?

Stage 4 cancer that has spread to liver lungs and brain. What is live expectancy.?

Stage IV lung cancer: Straight to the point...There is nothing that will change or delay the inevitalbe. Everyday is a blessing and is precious and you should treat it as such. The text books will say six months or less but it is usually a lot less. Some patients will last a few days and others will take a few weeks depending on their overall strength. They are only traveling the path we all will soon follow. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is stage 4 terminal primary brain cancer?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is stage 4 terminal primary brain cancer?

I assume: I assume that you are referring to a grade 4 tumor - we don't really stage brain tumors like other cancers. We classify them by grade. Grade 4 typically refers to a glioblastoma, which is a very aggressive primary brain tumor with very poor surival rates. Most patients unfortunately die from their disease within 2 years. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 ovarian cancer that has spread to the brain, when she is 84?

What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 ovarian cancer that has spread to the brain, when she is 84?

Unfortunately, low: Stage IV ovarian cancer unfortunately has a very low survival rate. The five year survival rate for this stage is around 11%. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone with stage 4 her2 cancer with brain metastasis?

What can be done for someone with stage 4 her2 cancer with brain metastasis?

There is Treatment: For HER2 positive breast Cancer, there are some good treatments available. Ask your medical Oncologist and let us know what treatments have been offered or done already. Radiotherapy to brain is one good solution to controlling the brain metastases, in addition to chemotherapy and Herceptin (trastuzumab) which is a good drug.
Give us some more details. ...Read more

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Is it possible stage 4 brain tumor and neuro test (reflex vision hearing sensation etc) good?

Is it possible stage 4 brain tumor and neuro test (reflex vision hearing sensation etc) good?

Yes, but not likely: Sometimes, the tumor may still not interfere with neurological function if slow growing, but they are more likely to present with symptoms like headache, personality change, or dementa, at least. There are no systemic features of malignancy, but there is mass effect on imaging and hemorrhage into the tumor can occur, giving stroke-like onset. A gait problem is a big sign. See your dr. For more. ...Read more

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Is my brother dying? Stage 4 lc to the brain resected primary site controlled w rad/chemo ER visit for swelling at site treated can't read write now

Is my brother dying? Stage 4 lc to the brain resected primary site controlled w rad/chemo ER visit for swelling at site treated can't read write now

Stage 4: I am sorry to hear about your brother.
Despites a very agressive therapy, unfortunately a stage IV lung cancer means the cancer has spread systemically-beyond the lung itself. It is treatable, but incurable unfortunately. It is, unfortunately, only time, before it shows up again somewhere. Read this, hope it helps http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/coping/when-someone-you-love-has-advanced-cancer. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for stage 4 bowel cancer which has spread to the brain and liver?

Life expectancy for stage 4 bowel cancer which has spread to the brain and liver?

Highly variable: In colon cancer, up to 25% survival at 3 years, if good response to chemo. Every colon cancer responds to meds differently, and new genetic tests can help pick meds that might be best. I recommend to get affairs in order, apologize to those who you have wronged/crossed, express love & gratitude to those for whom you care, and find joy and peace in each day. Best wishes! Dr. T. ...Read more

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My uncle has been diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer spread to the liver an d the 2 large lesions in the brain, could you tell me how long?

My uncle has been diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer spread to the liver an d the 2 large lesions in the brain, could you tell me how long?

See below: It is not feasible to predict the course of an individual patient and averages are just that. See this site for information on survival rates for different stages of colon cancer.
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-survival-rates. ...Read more

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If I sleep more time in stage 4 or in rem, do I get the same brain rest while sleeping fewer hours? If I workout before bed, do I hit stage 4 sooner?

If I sleep more time in stage 4 or in rem, do I get the same brain rest while sleeping fewer hours? If I workout before bed, do I hit stage 4 sooner?

No good answer: Rem sleep is about 10 minutes in the roughly 90 minute sleep cycle and appears to be the most important part. Yes it varies a little from person to person. The only way to know the answer to your question is a sleep lab. One clue---- you dream in rem sleep. The best sleep time for most people is 6 to 8 hours---period. ...Read more

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Are the survival rates with stage 4 metastatic melanoma with mets to the brain, liver and skin really poor?

Are the survival rates with stage 4 metastatic melanoma with mets to the brain, liver and skin really poor?

Unfortunately: Metastatic melanoma is a very difficult to treat disease. Luckily this last year there have been 4 new drugs that are active, perhaps you should consider a clinical trial that utilizes these medications. ...Read more

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How many types of kidney cancer are there? Male, age 55, just removed a tumor in the brain does this mean stage 4?

How many types of kidney cancer are there? Male, age 55, just removed a tumor in the brain does this mean stage 4?

~Ten important types: And some rare ones. If it's from the brain, it's stage 4. A pathologist can often tell the location of the primary tumor just from a piece of that mass that spread to the brain. ...Read more

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Is there a new tx for aca stage 4 nsclc with mets to brain and pelvis depending on tissue sampling match for kras mutation: chem & radia t, stopped.

Is there a new tx for aca stage 4 nsclc with mets to brain and pelvis depending on tissue sampling match for kras mutation: chem & radia t, stopped.

No: Treatment of stage 4 nsclc is chemotherapy/ radiation therapy. Surgery is no an option unless it is for symptom control (bleeding). Immunotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, and other therapies are being tested and utilized, but if the primary therapies are no longer in use, then supportive care should be considered. ...Read more

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What are the final symptoms or stages for someone with stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to brain?

What are the final symptoms or stages for someone with stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to brain?

Stage 4: Well, unfortunately stage 4 is the highest stage and indicates disease (in this case breast cancer) that has spread distantly. However, depending on certain aspects of the specific tumor involved, some patients can have excellent, long lasting responses to chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. The oncologist should be able to provide you with more specifics for the case you describe. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me does radiation or chemo actually offer a decent quality of life for the limited life expectancy of a stage 4 glioma brain tumor?

Can anyone tell me does radiation or chemo actually offer a decent quality of life for the limited life expectancy of a stage 4 glioma brain tumor?

Yes: For many patients (not all) surgery, then radiation with chemotherapy, and "maintenance" chemotherapy can give a good quality of life for a period of time for patients with grade IV astrocytomas. Half of all patients with current best therapy for these tumors live over a year, and most of that time should be reasonably good quality unless the tumor has caused irreversible neurological deficits. ...Read more

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Does radiation help with stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to the brain?

Does radiation help with stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to the brain?

Yes: Radiation is very important to control symptoms like headaches or seizures. In rare cases, surgery or gamma knife are used but only if there are only a few mets and the rest of the disease is under control. ...Read more

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How long does this person have with stage 4 metastatic melanoma w/ several mets in small bowel and brain? Treatments?

How long does this person have with stage 4 metastatic melanoma w/ several mets in small bowel and brain? Treatments?

Depends: Traditionally, this would be associated with a short survival. But over the last 3 years, a number of new chemotherapy drugs are available which may significantly extend the quality and duration of patients with metastatic melanoma. Ask your doctor if your melanoma is "BRAF mutant". If so, you are a candidate for a class of drugs. But don't delay, brain mets can be dangerous if not treated. ...Read more

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Father got diagnosed w/ stage 4 colon cancer. Spread to liver, lungs, and brain. Currently at city of hope. Recommend a good place in LA areas? Help!

Father got diagnosed w/ stage 4 colon cancer. Spread to liver, lungs, and brain. Currently at city of hope. Recommend a good place in LA areas? Help!

Here R some options: City of Hope is a good Cancer Center. Alternative institutions include USC- Cancer Center, UCLA cancer Center and many oncologists in private practice. Search under Medical Oncologists in your area and make a call/s to find out if another medical oncologist would accept your father for treatment of his metastatic Colon cancer. This is a disease for which good treatments are available ...Read more

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Stage 4 cancer that has mets to brain, lungs, adrenal gland and now liver, cause bowels to shut down? If so what are the signs that it is happening?

Stage 4 cancer that has mets to brain, lungs, adrenal gland and now liver, cause bowels to shut down? If so what are the signs that it is happening?

It depends on so man: Bowel obstruction can occur in any advanced abdominal cancer. If the bowels are compromised by tumor they can close/obstruct. It is not difficult to tell when that happens because no food will pass through them. As a result patients become constipated/obstipated and have increasing pain in the abdomen and are unable to eat and drink due to persistent nausea and vomiting. The belly swells up also. ...Read more

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Patient with stage 4 lung cancer with brain metastasis is having very bloody urine. What does this mean?

Patient with stage 4 lung cancer with brain metastasis is having very bloody urine. What does this mean?

Many things: Stage IV lung cancer with bloody urine can mean many things. It could be due to the presence of a metastatic tumor in the bladder or the kidney. Please also note whether or not you are on a blood thinner. In uncommon case, it could also indicate the presence of a primary bladder tumor (though I doubt in this case). Bladder inflammation or infection could also be the cause. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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When your oncologist recommends palliative care for stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to brain, what has happened physically to the body?

When your oncologist recommends palliative care for stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to brain, what has happened physically to the body?

Peace and comfort: To the lost second, body deteriorates due to disease. Family, and unfortunate victim to the disease must come to terms allow the disease to take its course, providing pain free comfortable end is the palliative care, several dedicated hospice centers are available for such care. ...Read more