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Can you tell me the life expectancy of someone with metastatic cancer?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: No
It varies widely depending on the type of cancer.
This is something to ask your oncologist, and ask him or her to be very honest with you. Although we never know exact time frames, we can usually give you some idea (weeks vs a few months vs six months vs a year or more.).

In brief: No
It varies widely depending on the type of cancer.
This is something to ask your oncologist, and ask him or her to be very honest with you. Although we never know exact time frames, we can usually give you some idea (weeks vs a few months vs six months vs a year or more.).
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Very variable
This depends on cancer type, stage, use of treatments and patient performance level mostly.
It can range from weeks (brain cancer) to months (pancreatic, lung) to years (breast, colon) and also cures rarely (testicular cancer). There is a lot of variation in survival for patients with the same cancer and stage.

In brief: Very variable
This depends on cancer type, stage, use of treatments and patient performance level mostly.
It can range from weeks (brain cancer) to months (pancreatic, lung) to years (breast, colon) and also cures rarely (testicular cancer). There is a lot of variation in survival for patients with the same cancer and stage.
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