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Dr. Kris Gast
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30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Prostate CA staging: Stage III means the cancer has spread out of the capsule or into the seminal vesicles, the glands that sit right on top of the prostate. Treatment wo ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Variable prognosis: Stage-3 Ovarian cancer is an advanced stage of disease. It requires extensive surgery followed by chemotherapy. When used together these two treatment ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: As a rule, stage 4 are "advanced" but it varies depending on the cancer. Stage 4 breast cancer vs. Lung cancer vs. Head and neck cancer have somewhat ... Read More
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
40-50% 2yrs survival: Esophageal cancer is a difficult one to manage. Stage iii as you probably know comes in 3 different degrees iiia-iiib-iiic. Iiia typically does bett ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Worrisome: Every type of cancer has its own system of staging to tell how far it has gotten. Talk with your physician; a stage 3 rhabdomyosarcoma might be more t ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Lymph node disease: Stage 3 rectal cancer describes cancer that has spread to lymph nodes. Stage 3 rectal cancer is treated with surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotehr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Chemo: Stage iii ovarian cancer is treated with chemotherapy, see your oncologist.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
This hard question: Ovarian cancer, as well as any other type of cancer, is also graded, apart from staged. The histologic grade of a tumor measures how abnormal or malig ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Hard to say: Some people are cured and some are not. You can't predict who will be in each catergory. My dad had stage 3. Best chance for survival at that time was ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stages I - IV.: Stage i ovarian cancer means the cancer is only located in the ovaries. Stage ii is when the cancer has spread to other organs in the pelvis, such as ... Read More
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