Life expectancy when cancer spreads to the brain



  • My father was diagnosed with cancer a year ago. We recently found out that it has spread to the brain. What is the expected life expectancy ?



  • Hi Laurel,

    I am so sorry to hear about your father's condition. When cancer spreads to the brain, it is called brain metastasis and is considered to be a stage IV disease. The median survival in these patients is approximately 6 to 12 months.

    Do let us know if we can help you in any way. Wishing for the best, take care!



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