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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My garndmother is 75 years old and the report says that there are tumor in brest, lung and lever which are metasased... how long will she have to line
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   Hi DOCTOR
Doctor :   breast tumor with metastasis to lung and liver suggest that the tumor has been invasive
Doctor :   when was it diagnosed?
Doctor :   is she on medication or chemotherapy?
User :   JUST 2 days back....
Doctor :   tumors with metastasis into lung and liver suggest poor prognosis.
Doctor :   she has to be started on medication and therapies to have prolongation of life
User :   How long will she have .....
Doctor :   how is her general condition at present?
Doctor :   what symptoms does she have?
User :   she is complaining of pain.... but she has touch wood not lost any weight... she is moving around
Doctor :   since the tumor has metastasided into lung and liver her 5 year life expectancy would be around 14%
Doctor :   the hormonal therapy, radiation and chemotherapy started immediately would help her to prolong it since she has not lost any weight
Doctor :   what is the size of original tumor?
User :   around 3.3
Doctor :   ok
User :   dose it keep any significance
Doctor :   the size, not really, but the type and location of metastasis is important for the staging of the cancer
Doctor :   for your grandmother, the staging would Stage IV
User :   its on both sides of liver and aslo the report says on the pelvic too
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   i will provide you with a link to have a clear understanding of it
Doctor :   you can go through in your free time
User :   what are the chances that she will suvive atleast a year
Doctor :   and get back to me if you still have any questions unanswered
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   wat are the chances that she will survive atleast for a year
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