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is there is any hope for the patient of 4th stage breast cancer

By Anonymous January 5, 2011 - 1:09am
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question and welcome.

Ar you asking for you or someone else?

The fourth stage of cancer is considered terminal, meaning there is not much hope for survival. However, there IS hope. People who are considered 4th stage come back from that stage and go on to become cancer free. The issue with stage 4 is that it means the cancer has spread to other organs/areas of the body and is often (although not always) untreatable.

The good news is that (according to the National Institutes of Health) up to 20% of breast cancer patients who are in Stage 4 make it to the 5 year mark. I know this may not seem much but in times gone past (and not so far in the past) Stage 4 was often a death sentence but is not always so now. With advancements in surgeries, chemo, radiation and other treatments (including holistic options), there is always hope.

You can learn a little more here: http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/diagnosis/staging.jsp

Again, please remember that there is ALWAYS hope.

Can you tell us how we can help you further? Can you tell us more of your story? We would love to be of more support to you-

January 5, 2011 - 12:41pm
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