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can you die from sarcoma

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Sarcoma is the general term for cancers of connective tissue, muscle and bone. These can be lethal and often are.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilya Iofin
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Each case is different, but overall survival is about 70%. Some cases have a more favorable prognosis, some less. But nobody can tell the future for a ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Conway
35 years experience General Surgery
A cancer : Sarcomas are relatively uncommon tumors that arise from connective tissue. Sarcomas can arise from fat, muscle, cartilage, bone or bone marrow. The ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Adolescent bone Ca: Ewing sarcoma is a malignant bone tumor of childhood. It appears in adolescents between the ages of 10 and 20 years old. It is the second most common ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Certainly: Survival is related to the grade of the tumor. A high grade tumor also known as glioblastoma is particularly deadly. Lower grades of astrocytoma have ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Unfortunately, yes, people can die from lymphoma.
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: All abnormal growths in the brain are serious. A meningioma is brain tumor that can vary from very mild to very severe. Some are very slow growing a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Chemotherapy can cause lowering of the white blood cell count and place an individual at an increased risk of getting an infection. If that happens th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If untreated, tuberculosis can progress and kill. There are good treatments for TB , and in most cases is
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Hemophilia makes bleeding very difficult to stop. People with hemophilia may not be able to properly stop even minor bleeding, and particularly intern ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible: Pneumonia can be a life-threatening problem especially if left untreated. You should see a doctor if you are having symptoms of pneumonia.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Vasculitis can affect any of the body's blood vessels. There is a definite risk of death from blood flow being cut off to the brain or heart. Vasculit ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rarely: A few boys/men have a genetic defect that causes progressive illness with epstein barr virus (ebv) infection. In most people ebv causes a self limite ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Rarely: The infection in severe cases can spread causing sepsis. It is best to treat early with antibiotics so that infection resolves and does cause complica ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nihal Abdulla
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unfortunately yes: Mostly the treatment that is mainly concurrent chemotherapy with combined radiation is the standard and achieves good responses; surgery then is used ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
It's possible: As with any cancer your risk of dying from it is related to many things including the stage of the cancer. Typically the higher the stage the higher ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unfortunately: As many as 1 out of 2000 infected people may die from measles infections which can cause serious pneumonia or encephalitis ( a brain infection). This ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Fulminant colitis from whatever cause can lead to death from sepsis in the untreated scenerio. Ulcerative colitis can lead to colon cancer over time. ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Tinea is the general term for superficial skin infection with fungus. In the absence of other health issues, tinea will not kill.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Schistosomiasis bad: Chronic schistosomiasis is the inflammatory response caused by schistosome eggs deposited in intestine, carried to liver by way of portal circulation, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It can cause Bleedin: Severe thrombocytopenia can cause hemorrhage which can at times be fatal. But the platelet count has drop below 10, 000 before there is such a risk.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: It's a very benign condition.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Its possible: Un treatred, rampant colitis can lead to serious bleeding and overwhelming infection either of which could cause death. This implies that the patient ... Read More

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