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  1. Stage 4 Cancer: Definition, Diagnosis, Treatment - Verywell Health

    WebMay 3, 2023 · Summary. Stage 4 cancer, sometimes called advanced cancer or late-stage cancer, is cancer that has metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body from the original site. This happens when cancer cells break away from the primary tumor and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system.

  2. Is stage 4 cancer curable? Survival rates and outlook - Medical …

    WebApr 11, 2023 · Stage 4 is the most severe stage of cancer, with the highest risk of mortality. However, many factors affect a person’s life expectancy, including the type of cancer. For prostate cancer, for ...

  3. Stage 4 Cancer: Definition, Treatment Goals, and Survival Rates

    WebMar 22, 2023 · Stage 4 cancer, or metastatic cancer, is an advanced cancer. This usually means that the cancer has spread beyond its original location into nearby organs or other distant parts of the body.

  4. What Is Stage 4 Cancer and How Is Stage Four Treated?

    WebAug 11, 2022 · What is stage 4 cancer? Stage 4 cancer has spread from its original location to distant parts of the body. It's sometimes referred to as metastatic cancer. This stage may be diagnosed years after the initial cancer diagnosis and/or after the primary cancer has been treated or removed.

  5. Metastatic Cancer: When Cancer Spreads - NCI - National Cancer

    WebNov 10, 2020 · Cancer that spreads from where it started to a distant part of the body is called metastatic cancer. For many types of cancer, it is also called stage IV (4) cancer. The process by which cancer cells spread to other parts of the body is called metastasis.

  6. Cancer Staging - NCI

    WebThe higher the number, the larger the cancer tumor and the more it has spread into nearby tissues. Stage IV (may also be written as Stage 4) The cancer has spread to distant parts of the body. The higher the number, the more advanced the cancer is.

  7. Stages of Cancer | Cancer.Net

    WebStage IV. This stage means that the cancer has spread to other organs or parts of the body. It may be also called advanced or metastatic cancer. What is cancer restaging? The stage of a cancer given at the time of diagnosis and initial treatments does not change.

  8. Cancer - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

    WebDec 7, 2022 · Cancer stages are indicated by the numbers 0 through 4, which are often written as Roman numerals 0 through IV. Higher numbers indicate a more-advanced cancer. For some types of cancer, cancer stage is indicated using letters or words.

  9. Cancer Staging System: What Do Stages and Grades Mean?

    WebStage IV: This is metastatic cancer. That means cancer has spread from the primary tumor to other areas in your body. The TNM classification is T1-T4, N1-N3 and M1. Healthcare providers may also use different terms to describe cancer stages. Examples include:

  10. Lung cancer - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

    WebMar 22, 2022 · The stages of lung cancer are indicated by Roman numerals that range from 0 to IV, with the lowest stages indicating cancer that is limited to the lung. By stage IV, the cancer is considered advanced and has spread to other areas of the body.

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