Apr 04, 2010 - 1:04 am
The meaning I was told from day 1 was Stage IV means.... we can ONLY treat your cancer....you will NEVER be cured from stage IV....as there is NO cure for this TERMINAL illness. If you get to the "NED" status...and NEVER have a recurrance....would you not have been "CURED"?.....OR do you maintain the "terminal status" until death do you part because as a stage IV you will FOREVER be faced with recurrance. Grim subject..... I know....but wondering minds want to know...... Anything less than a stage IV.... once NED.... is the recurrance factor still there??? Even tho they are "curable"?????... Just thinking out loud..hummmmmmmm...