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How do they know how long you live with cancer?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Individualize
It depends on the type of cancer and whether or not it had spread (staging).
It also depends on your current health status/age/ability to handle treatment...

In brief: Individualize
It depends on the type of cancer and whether or not it had spread (staging).
It also depends on your current health status/age/ability to handle treatment...
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Some cancers, e.g.
, small cell cancer of the lung can kill in months from the time of initial detection, other cancers are slow growing and a person may for years or even decades. Successful treatment can obviously cure some cancers and prolong life in others.

In brief: Depends
Some cancers, e.g.
, small cell cancer of the lung can kill in months from the time of initial detection, other cancers are slow growing and a person may for years or even decades. Successful treatment can obviously cure some cancers and prolong life in others.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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