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Добрый день. У матери моей девушки рак толстой кишки, который вызвал метастазы в печени и еще кисту в яичнике. Не смогу описать всех симптомов, т.к не хочется распрашивать, но девушка говорит что в интервале от -10 до 10, состояние примерно -8. Скажите, основываясь на выше сказанном, насколько все в действительности плохо? Возраст - 43 года.

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Yes, the situation is very bad.  Liver metastases and other metastases in the abdomen are almost always signs of incurability in patients with colon cancer.  At age 43, the rate of progression is usually faster than when patients are older.  Chemotherapy can sometimes help for a while, and some patients can achieve very significant prolongation in survival.  But cure is out of the question.  Also, a lot depends on whether the patient's liver is working.  If not, that increases the likelihood of death within a few weeks.  Hope this helps.  

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Donald Higby, M.D.

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I can answer almost all questions related to the treatment and natural course of most kinds of cancer, especially cancers of prostate, colon, lung and breast.

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I have been a practicing medical oncologist for 36 years, and have been chief of service at a major medical center for 25 years. I've also done research in cancer treatments.

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American Society of Clinical Oncology

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New England Journal of Medicine American Journal of Medicine Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Hematology Transfusion Medicine

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MD, Stanford University Internal Medicine residency, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Medical Oncology Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

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America's Best Physicians, last 14 years

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