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What is the life expectancy of a patient with stage 4 cancer?

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There are many variables that determine life expectancy of a cancer patient, such as type of cancer, location of tumors, age, sex and other complications. An oncologist is a doctor who specializes in cancer treatment and can make a prognosis for an individual cancer patient according to his specific circumstances.

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Stage 4 cancer is the stage where cancer has spread to distant organs and is also known as metastatic cancer. Stage 4 cancer is typically not curable but there are treatments available and improvements in cancer treatments are being made constantly that increase the survival rate for patients with late-stage cancer.

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