Stage 4 Cancer

Stage IV cancer is also called metastatic cancer, which needs immediate medical attention. It is characterized by metastatic spread to different parts of the body and generalized lymph node involvement. Stage 4 cancer is often not fully treatable; increasing their life span and improving their quality of life is the purpose of treatment in these patients. Only in patients with mild metastasis surgery is advised; else, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies are suggested to delay the progression.

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After analysis of pleural effusion fluid, diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer.

Query: Dear Doctor, After analysis of pleural effusion fluid, my mother has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer - CUP, poorly differentiated carcinoma. She has exhibited lower lobe fibrosis for at least three years, has normal kidney lab work at this time, previous breast carcinoma ductal in situ with remov...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the information given. To get the facts right, patient is a 74 year old female with prior history of Anal canal cancer and Breast cancer (DCIS) treated with surgery and radiation. Her co-morbidity includes osteoporosis / prior UTI / Lung fibrosis / multiple fra...  Read Full »

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