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... More »

The American Cancer Society states that a woman with stage 4 ovarian cancer has a 17 percent chance of surviving past five years. By this stage, cancer growth has spread from one or both ovaries to other organs, such as ... More »

A person with stage 4 primary breast cancer that is metastatic has a five-year survival rate of 22 percent, explains the American Cancer Society. Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has spread to other areas ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

The average life expectancy of a cancer patient varies dramatically depending on the patient's type of cancer and the stage of cancer that the patient has, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. For exampl... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

The life expectancy for a person with bone metastases depends on many factors, including the type of cancer involved, the amount of time since the initial diagnosis and the person's age, explains WebMD. The person's abil... More »

The life expectancy of a patient with kidney cancer depends upon its stage, or how far the disease has spread, according to the American Cancer Society and Healthline. In stage one, the cancer tumor is small and confined... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Each type of cancer is staged differently, but stage 1 typically indicates the tumor is small or the cancer has not spread beyond its site of origin. Staging is a way of describing how severe or extensive a person's canc... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer