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Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
2-3 years: Based on the experiences in 1980's.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: It is always difficult to determine life expectancy of anyone with any type of chronic illness like hiv/aids. There are very good anti-hiv medications ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Hiv, when untreated, becomes aids after approximately 10-12 years. Patients not treated used to die within a few years after that. Today, strong med ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Not good: Without treatment the cancer will continue to spread. There is no way to predict course or anticipate miracles. The survival rate at 3 years WITH tr ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It depends on what kind of throat cancer, the stage of the cancer, the hpv status if this is a mouth cancer, whether you are a smoker or not, what kin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: All limited! but if small cell, short. Others relate to cell type, location of metastases , other personal risk factors. 1-4 years, few at five.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on site: Survival will depend on location of metastasis, concomitant medical conditions, age, and nutritional status. Almost all patients with stage IV renal ... Read More
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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Interferon is finite: Interferon is used for a specific period of time (decided upon by your hepatologist and you) and works better for some types of hbv over others. The ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Stroke: Yes.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends: Non hodgkin's lymphoma is not a disease but a huge container of diseases with all sort of behaviors and prognoses. Some nhl patients may live decades ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Read this article: http://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-cancer/kidney-cancer-prognosis-stage#overview1
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Advanced cirrhosis: There is a useful classification of cirrhosis called the 'child-pugh score'. It measures 3 lab test and 2 clinical findings. Based on this, life expec ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rick Botelho
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Ask your oncologist: This is a complicated question that no doctor can answer with the facts of your case. It depends on your response to your medical treatments.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It will depend on so many factors - the type of cancer, the stage of cancer, the biology/other prognostic/predictive factors; type of treatments, your ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: So, if they are "cured" then the colon cancer is not the limiting factor in life expectancy. Most stage 2 colon cancers are treated with surgery only ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Still good prognosis: Stage ii still confined to wall of colon , most of the centers close 90% 5 yr survival rates along with chemo. Will have healthy normal life.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the c ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maffezzoli
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: No but life can be prolonged with chemo and radiation. Each patient response to treatment will be different and also depend on the tumor type.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Less than a year: Likely less than several months.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Short and variable: It is not feasible to predict with any degree of accuracy as to how long will a given individual with a given illness will live. See this site for mor ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Stage 4 kidney dz: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease ( kidney function of 15-30%) occurs for many reasons. People with stable stage 4 disease can live fairly normal lives. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
Define please: I don't know what you mean by "pbc." please be more specific, without abbreviations. Thank you.

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