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Is an angiosarcoma a terminal cancer

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Prognosis is poor.: Angiosarcomas are very rare and aggressive cancers that spread early. 70% of patients die within 5 years of diagnosis. The tumors are made out of new ... Read More
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Dr. David Wensel
17 years experience Palliative Care
Terminal: It can be, it depends on stage. Recommend having a very clear discussion with oncologist about this especially before treatments are started.

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
No genetic: "connection" exists for this (thankfully) rare cancer . I wish your father the best... Dr Z
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the type: Of cancer. Common symptoms are pain, weakness, depression, loss of apetite despite losing weight, swelling at the site of the tumor, may be nausea, vo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: It depend to type and stage of cancer and no response to treatment.so it means no way to save the patient
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is by trial and e: Ask the patient and try what is appealing and they wish to eat. It is often by trial and error. But in general starches, pastas and ice creams taste g ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Get help: Assuming your daughter is being treated by a pediatric oncologist, most programs have many specialists to help with this very hard situation. Social w ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
An opinion: First of all, doctors can often be incorrect on their predictions. Second, if time is short for you, from a practical standpoint, I recommend tying up ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
21 years experience Palliative Care
Varies: It depends on a variety of factors including overall health, treatment options available (including chemotherapy, radiation, etc.) and if being pursue ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
You mean economic...: ...assistance? It will depend on your situation and where you live at. Your local American Cancer Society or even local oncologist office will know b ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Sorry 2 hear: If he/she is truly terminal, your friend will die. I'm not trying to be funny as this is a very sad situation, but the process of dying varies a ... Read More

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