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Prognosis in ovarian cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi i have a quetion i have a friend with ovarian cancer stage 4 it has spread from ovarys, to lymph nodes to pelivc adbdomen and liver and lungs
Doctor :   ok
User :   they just did a spinal tap today to see if it spread to spine, can it spread to spine and if it does what happens
Doctor :   yes it can
User :   What are the chances of survial when it does that and what will it effect is there anything they can do for it
Doctor :   To be candid , chances of survival are very less
Doctor :   after such a distant metastasis throughout the body
User :   how long would u say
User :   right i understand, it has spread this fast in about a period of 3 months is that possible
User :   what will quality of life be?
Doctor :   It will be less than a year
User :   do you belive anything can be done about it
User :   she will still be able to walk and all that right?
Doctor :   most of the times physicians will give palliative treatment
User :   what is that
Doctor :   which do not offer cure , but minimizes the suffering

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