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My next door neighbor, who is more of a sister to me, has been diagnosed with lung, liver, breast and bone cancer. She has goes every three weeks for chemo and has been doing this since January of this year. She is doing really well with the chemo and has not been sick at all. She has lost most of her hair but what is left is actually growing back. I just want to know what the survival rate and life expectancy is for this cancer. It is the fast growing type that she has.

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replied April 22nd, 2009
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Prognosis for metastatic cancer is very poor.
When vital organs like lungs and liver are affected, the life expectancy is shortened to months or even weeks.
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replied March 23rd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Median survival rate for metastatic cancer is 6-9 months. Chemotherapy increases survival up to 1 year.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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