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What is the life expectancy for stage 4 ovarian cancer patient ?

My 79 year old mother has stage 4 ovarian cancer. She has refused treatment. What is her life expectancy ? I have read that some live as long as 5 years.
Asked On : Thu, 8 Apr 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

Hi.. The life expectancy in a cancer is dependent on multiple factors that include the stage of the cancer, age, presence of other risk factors, other medical conditions, presence of other co morbities, presence of metastasis and so on.. And hence it is difficult to predict the expectancy.. On an average, ovarian cancer stage 4, about 17 to 20% people can survive upto 5 years... Lets hope for the best..  Our prayers and wishes to your mom..

Answered: Wed, 14 Apr 2010
Infertility Specialist Dr. Nandita Thakkar's  Response
Ovarian cancer is a common gynaecological cancer in older women
The 5 yrs life survival as we might use in medical language can vary from 10 to 20% depending on type of cancer cells ( low or high malignant potential ) , age, how far it has spread - metastasis of the cancer. One should also keep in mind the other medical conditions if she has any.
My wishes and prayers will be with her

Answered: Fri, 18 Nov 2011
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