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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pain relief: Sorry to hear you brother is so sick. The pump is a good alternative as it will provide constant and measured pain relief. Risks are mostly associat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Stage of cancer: This sounds very serious. Cancer is staged to help understand the treatments and expectations for success with treatment, part of the risk/benefit ana ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A very hard ?...: ....2 answer, stage 4 of anything is bad. Only her oncologist is able 2 answer this ; a lot depends on prior treatment or her response 2 proposed trea ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
No one can tell: This is a widely spread cancer. Would defer to her oncologist as to average survival time..When my faterinlaw was at the end of his life were felt ble ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Consider hospice: Nobody can tell you the time left. You should very seriously consider getting with your local hospice organization.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Radical Remission: is the name of a book by Kelly Turner. She investigated the cases of people who had dire prognoses and yet lived long beyond them. It might be worth ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
It Depends: Recent progress in genetic typing of individual Colon Ca tumors and genetic specific tumor drugs is leading to better understanding of likelihood of t ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Recommend chemothera: There are more than one chemotherapy options. Seek advice from a medical oncologist. A combination of Gemcitabine and Nab Paclitaxel is one recently ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not too long: Up to 6 months, but can be up to 12-18 months.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Poor: It is unusual for skin cancer to go to brain, look around for a treatable second primary, probably a squamous lung cancer.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Much: This is much too difficult to handle in an email. This should be discussed with your primary care physician/aprn and/or the oncologist. www.thepmc.org ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It varies quite a lo: It depends on the number of metastatic lesions and also if there is disease outside of the brain and also on the response to treatment. Not knowing an ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Casey
43 years experience Neurosurgery
That does happpen: Unfortunately, cancer in the liver and local regions seems to lower the pain sensing appartus, so goes undetected longer. Bone metastatis will lead to ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: It is palliative not curative. The amount of life extension is based on each individual case
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
1-2 yrs: If liver mets present then the aortocaval node should be considered to be part of overall treatment. First use of FOLFIERI chemo and then evaluation ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Type of cancer?: It will depend on the type of cancer. Generally speaking, the prognosis will be worse/poor when the cancer has spread to distant organ- compared to i ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and no: The choice of treatment for liver Cancer is Sorafenib which is not a chemotherapy but it is called a Targeted agent. Chemo is often used for Cholangi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unpredictable: It is not possible to provide a time line as tumors and patients all behave differently. However, the clinical picture you provided is of a terminally ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Your Oncologist can: This is a broad question. There are many anticancer drugs that are used to slow cancer cell growth. But they vary in their effectiveness depending on ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Hmmmm: You know, the terms "stage iv" and "cure" are not usually put in the same sentence by oncologists because in theory, most stage IV cancers are incurab ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubtful: But it never hurts to discuss this with an experienced oncologist (cancer doctor). Make sure, however, that you know the chances of response as well ... Read More
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