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disagree was posted 03/30/2004 10:20 pm by Sandy H
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I am sorry but I have to jump in here and disagree--gratnted the stats say 3 to 6 months, but to say HIGHLY UNLIKELY is misleading. The stats are an average--some people live longer and some don't. As for the mother saying she will be fine by summer break, well, no--that is not likely. Her cancer has spread to the liver-and since it has metastisized, surgery is not an option. However there are many patients who do chemotherapy/radiation and live for quite some time. Many here who have mets to the liver and/or other organs are beating the odds. Your mother has a decision as far as treatment--and please know that a strong attitude can take one far. My husband had mets to liver, lungs and bone at the time of diagnosis and lived for 19 1/2 months. He lived a life of increased quantity beyond the statistics and it had quality also. There are many patients here who have had the same success. A cure--no--but a longer life than the stats say--it can be done. Sandy

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