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What is the life expectancy of someone with metastatic breast cancer?

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: my wife has iv breast ca. only brain mets since 2011 she has had whole brain and gamma eight time with multible lesions the last mri showed more. the dr. said that stopping treatment was only option due to damage treatment would cause. they want to continue chemo to keep ca. marker low I would please like to know her time left . average life expectancy at this point
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello dear. It is difficult to say.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have read the details. It is actually very difficult to predict the survival in a case of metastatic breast cancer to brain.
She has been adequately treated with chemo and radiation and there is nothing more to treat.
Average survival will vary from 2 to 6 month among different patients with similar conditions.

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Brief Answer: Hello dear. It is difficult to say. Detailed Answer: Hello dear. I have read the details. It is actually very difficult to predict the survival in a case of metastatic breast cancer to brain. She has been adequately treated with chemo and radiation and there is nothing more to treat. Average survival will vary from 2 to 6 month among different patients with similar conditions. Thanks and regards