11 doctors weighed in:
How long can a particular person live with cancer?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Long life to you!
With a diagnosis of cancer, don't give up! speak frankly with your doctors as to the extent & aggressiveness of your particular tumor. Treatment options are almost as varied as there are cancers to treat.
Your medical team will help you choose the one right for your cancer type, age, resources, & comorbidities. No one will fault you, once fully informed, if you opt for a less aggressive approach.

In brief: Long life to you!
With a diagnosis of cancer, don't give up! speak frankly with your doctors as to the extent & aggressiveness of your particular tumor. Treatment options are almost as varied as there are cancers to treat.
Your medical team will help you choose the one right for your cancer type, age, resources, & comorbidities. No one will fault you, once fully informed, if you opt for a less aggressive approach.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Normal life spans
...Are common with some cancers.
Other cancers are quite devastating and might result in death in days. It really depends largely on the type of cancer and the treatment received (or not received).

In brief: Normal life spans
...Are common with some cancers.
Other cancers are quite devastating and might result in death in days. It really depends largely on the type of cancer and the treatment received (or not received).
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Depends on type, stage and the patient's will to live
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
Simple cancers such basal cell carcinoma of the skin can be around for many years.
....But pancreatic cancer, for instance, the average time left from diagnosis of the cancer that already spread is about 6 months...

In brief: It depends
Simple cancers such basal cell carcinoma of the skin can be around for many years.
....But pancreatic cancer, for instance, the average time left from diagnosis of the cancer that already spread is about 6 months...
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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