Hi there Treehouse I'm nearly at seven years The breast cancer had spread throughout both lungs and liver before I even found a lump. It was so deep, and possibly soft, so I would never have found it.
What Is the Survival Rate of Stage 4 Cancer?
List of cancer mortality rates in the United States - Wikipedia
When one is diagnosed to have Stage IV cancer, the immediate concern is if the person will be able to survive the disease. This concern, also medically known as the prognosis, depends on many factors, including availability of treatment and one's general health condition. Knowing what stage one's cancer is mostly determines his probability of surviving based on research. Cancer staging therefore helps the doctor to advise the patient about his condition and what forms of treatment are suitable, and to predict his survival rate in the next few years. Cancer survival rate refers to the percentage of patients afflicted with a certain form of cancer who survive the disease for a specified amount of time.
Lung Cancer Survival Rates
Stage 4 is the most advanced form of breast cancer. It is also referred to as metastatic breast cancer because the malignancy will have spread metastasized from the breast to other parts of the body, such as the bones, lungs, brain, or liver. Stage 4 breast cancer is often diagnosed when the cancer recurs , although it may sometime be discovered at the initial diagnosis.
Survival rates can give you an idea of what percentage of people with the same type and stage of cancer are still alive a certain amount of time usually 5 years after they were diagnosed. These statistics can be confusing and may lead you to have more questions. Talk with your doctor about how these numbers may apply to you, as he or she is familiar with your situation.