Alschuler says to expect very aggressive treatment at this point. “The treatment is typically sequential at this stage,” she explains. “You’ll go through an initial round of treatment, get a break, then go back into it. It’s about managing the growth so people can live with the disease as long as possible.”
While this may be the final stage of diagnosis, Alschuler points out that, rare as it may be, a full recovery is still possible.