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How long can someone live with stage 4 breast cancer?

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How long can someone live with stage 4 breast cancer?

Postby cleon » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:01 pm

My Grandma has stage four breast cancer and we think shes had it for about 3 or 4 years, this is her second time having breast cancer. It had spread to her lungs but now its in a contained area but may be spreading to her bones. How long does a person like her usually live for?
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Postby woolcott » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:02 pm

There is no “usual” there are far too many variables with breast cancer and you are telling us nothing.
The 5 year survival rate is 20%, but it is not usual to see patients survive 10 years or more.
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Postby corey » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:07 pm

Once cancer has spread, it's very difficult to treat or cure, but palliative measures can extend life and make a patient more comfortable for a longer time. There is great variation from one case to another. Very generally, about one patient in five will still be alive after five years.
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Postby joseph » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:20 pm

Depends on her age and health but one it spreads to you lungs it can go to your brain quickly so that is why people with lung cancer die quickly.
Even the best doctors can only guess so just enjoy the time you have together!
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Postby faulkner » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:29 pm

Have you heard of the Budwig Diet? People with breast cáncer stage IV - including my daughter - have recovered. Why don't you goggle it to learn more about it.
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