Clarification on Stage 4 please
I've seen my new oncologist today and he has confirmed that I was Stage 4, but as my scans have been clear for almost a year Iam in remission. He said he doesn't like using that word and prefers NED. I have read that the survival with Stage 4 is only 7%. I did ask this and he said yes that's correct but the longer it stays away the better chance you have, but there is a 'big chunk' of a chance it will come back (his words). I sort of understand this, but as each year goes by, and without any recurrence does the 7% increase? I've scared myself now as that is such a low survival rate compared to when I was diagnosed at stage 3 ????