Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

life expectancy after whipple procedure

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Average at 5 years: Is 10- 15 %. It depends on the pathology. What was the final stage, and nodal status? These things will help give and outcome and life span guess. Rem ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Eventually normal: Recovery is slow and can be even slower with complications. Patients who are not diabetic and have normal pancreatic functions maintain normal functio ... Read More
1
1 comment
5
5 thanks
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See below: The most common need for a whipple procedure, is early stage pancreatic cancer.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: This procedure is most commonly done in an attempt to cure pancreatic cancer.
A member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends...: ...On why you had surgery (diverticulitis, ischemic changes, inflammatory bowel, cancer, etc.), what was found by the surgeon, your other co-morbiditi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Medications: Not necessarily. Medications may be required to control the risk factors.
1
1 comment
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends.: Bypass surgery helps to enhance blood flow to the heart muscle. It doesn't cure the disease. Prognosis depends on the extent of heart damage which may ... Read More
9
9 thanks
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
No: As a general surgeon I have never heard this or have ever told my pt's this. On the contrary if your gb is dz'ed and becomes infected the risk of mort ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Normal: Life expectancy would be a full normal life after gallbladder surgery.
4
4 thanks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Natural Hx: Is extended. If there is a deletion of portions of chromsome 1 and 19, chemotherapy may further improve odds. Individual survivl is never known, the m ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
About 5 years: The 5 year survival for stage 3 renal cell cancer is about 50%. This number may shift up or down a little because there are subcategoroes of stage 3 t ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends on type: Stage III is divided into stage iiia and iiib. Surgery is an option for patients with stage iiia. Surgery may increase survival in conjunction with ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Average 5 year survival in this decade for liver transplant is 70% but varies according to age, indication for transplant and genetic matching.
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
10%: If a patient is a candidate for a Whipple, meaning no nodes or spread of tumor at the 1-2yr interval the survival is 10%. This may change since new i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Insulin free but need for immunosuppressive is there. Avoids severe hypoglycemia episodes and prevents end-organ damage from diabetes.
4
4 thanks
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Can vary: It depends on the age of the donor and recipient, as well as the cause of lung failure. About 55% of lung transplants are working at 5 years.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
22 years experience General Surgery
It is possible: Several factors regarding colon cancer liver metastasis predict long term survival. Where the mets present when the original tumor was discovered? How ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience 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
3
3 thanks
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience 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.
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
23 years experience Cardiology
No difference: In experienced centers really no difference.
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
CURE!: Healing post op, then surveillance. A long life ahead we pray!
1
1 thank
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See belowl: It depends on whter the canceer is primary inthe brain or is a metastaic lesion. Metastasis can be treated by irradiation oor escison and cna buy up ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month