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How long will one having stage 4 brain cancer live ?

My friend has stage four brain cancer . He will no longer recieve treatments . It has been 15 months since he was diagnosed. He has a few typical symptoms of brain cancer......sleeps alot, memory loss , confusion, vomiting. How much longer do you think he will live? I don t know what type of cancer he has. Thank You Jeanette
Asked On : Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello Jeanette. Every individual is different and every cancer is also different, as such, I am unable to tell you how long he will live. Everything I could tell you would be a guess on my part and would not be beneficial for you.

Be well, Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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Oncologist, Radiation Dr. Rushi Panchal's  Response
see first of all brain tumor has Grading rather than staging,. having said patient survive 15 months from diagnosis its reasonable to say that present tumor is of low grade. i suggest to have Brain tumor surgery so called craniotomy with excision of lesion that debulk lesion from brain and followed by adjuvant radiotherapy+/- chemotherapy(temozolamide) after seeing surgical pathological report. i advise not to give up case and try to do something for him. Suppose patients general condition is poor enough to take treatment then patient can be kept of medical decompression of brain by Corticosteroids like dexamethasone/betamethasone along with INJ Mannitol +/- Liq Glycerol at home basis.
Answered: Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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hi welcome to you said stage 4 means its very advance and his prognosis is also very you have to concern any neurologist for that for batter treatment option.
Answered: Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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