Talking about cancer, breast cancer is one of the most terrifying diseases. It is the diseases that attack the women breast, but there is possibility to attack men breast also. There are four stages in this kind of cancer. From the first stadium until the advanced stadium. Advanced stadium or stadium 4 is also known as metastatic breast cancer.
In this stage, cancer cells are already spread to your several organs on your body, such as; lungs, liver, brain and bones. In this stage, the sufferer will be very hard to get total recovery. But with optimistic and effort it will give more opportunity to be well again. Actually, there are some factors that will affect Stage 4 Breast Cancer Life Expectancy. Let’s check it deeply.
Some Factors Affect Stage Life Expectancy
Even though Life expectancy in stage 4 is running slowly but it will give much opportunity to life longer. Besides feeling optimistic that should be keep in mind, here are some factors can affect Stage 4 Breast Cancer Life Expectancy.
Getting direct treatment from oncologist who is a doctor that specializes in treating cancer will give positive effect to your life expectancy. Your oncologist will give you a systemic treatment to treat all of the areas involved to the cancer spreading. There will be several treatment options that you can choose. Such as; chemotherapy, hormone therapy (which is used to treat hormone-sensitive cancers), radiation therapy (for brain and bone tumors), surgery (this is very rare in stage 4).
This choice will be given if you have been diagnosed with hormone-sensitive breast cancer after menopause. It is good to set your daily menu. It can help you to maintain your healthy quality. This factor will improve your life expectancy. For example, your doctor will ask you to avoid eating like; large amount of red meat, high-fat milk, cheese, saturated fats, alcohol, sugary foods and drink. By set what you eat every day, you will make a difference in health quality.
Ask your doctor to give some advises about kind of exercise that can help you. Actually, exercise you do will increase your mental and physical condition. If your mental and physical is in a good condition then you will get strength to defeat your breast cancer stadium 4. It may help you: increase your body strength, increase your energy, reduce your stress, improve your mood, improve your quality of life and also reduce side effects from treatment.
Other factors that will decrease life expectancy such as; poor access to health care, intolerance of chemotherapy drugs, obesity and cancers that are not sensitive to estrogen and progesterone.
Advice to Prevent Cancer
To prevent breast cancer, you should do it before you get stadium 4. If you are still in first stadium, it will be best to do preventive cancer action like below:
- Doing exercise consistently
- Eat healthy food
- No smoking
- Stop consume alcohol
- Consume much water every day
- Nourish your body by vegetables and fruits
- Doing medical check-up if you feel unusual of your breast
It is not easy to survive in Stage 4 Breast Cancer Life Expectancy but you must have positive mind to get recovery. Besides that, you should pray to the God. Perhaps there is such miracle for you.