What major organs does cancer affect?
In some cases, chemotherapy can cause long-term problems for the heart, lungs, nerves, kidneys and reproductive or other organs. Further, certain types of chemotherapy may have delayed effects, such as a second cancer, that develop many years later.
What stage does cancer spread to other organs?
Stage 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.
Do people survive Stage 4 cancer?
Stage 4 cancer, also known as metastatic cancer, is the most advanced stage. It is the least likely to be cured and is unlikely to end up in remission. That doesn’t mean it’s automatically a death sentence—many stage 4 cancer patients live for many years—but the prognosis is not likely to be good.
What is the hardest cancer to treat?
Pancreatic cancer develops quickly and with few symptoms, making it one of the most deadly forms of cancer. In addition, pancreatic cancer has shown resistance to chemotherapy, so new clinical trials are taking place to develop alternative treatments.
Can you have Stage 4 cancer and not know it?
When people are diagnosed with cancer, most of them are diagnosed at an early stage. I was a rarity and was diagnosed at stage 4. Every cancer case is different, some people diagnosed at an early stage have obvious symptoms, some of us diagnosed at a late stage have no symptoms or very insignificant symptoms.
Which cancer is known as the silent killer?
Pancreatic Cancer: The Silent Killer.
What cancers Cannot be cured?
Types of treatable but not curable cancer
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia.
- Pleural mesothelioma.
- Secondary brain tumours.
- Secondary breast cancer.
- Secondary bone cancer.
- Secondary liver cancer.
- Secondary lung cancer.