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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Meningitis: Most meningitis is caused by viral infections. Viral infections are not in and of themselves treatable. The medical community works to support the li ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Difficult to answer: is there liver cirrhosis? what type of meningitis? did it spread to the blood? how bad is the kidney failure?
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are different types of meningitis such as viral and bacterial. Most bacterial meningitides carry a very high mortality rate (cannot quote a numb ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
You are very lucky: You are so fortunate to be alive and it seems with very little residual issues it sounds like you just have some residual weakness from the disease. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad-ali Zaydan
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Variable: The survival rate for AML is variable. Dependes on prognostic factors ( clues for good or bad chances, ) and that would mainly include age, dna gene m ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
4-18 months: Stage 4 stomach (gastric) cancer means the cancer has spread or metastasized to sites far from the stomach. Unfortunately, the prognosis is poor. The ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
For favorable histol: It's close to 100%, and even unfavorable histology the survival when localized is quite good. It dips with metastasis to lung, and the very rare rhab ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not good: I personally feel the suffering from from emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(copd) is worse than death from it--feeling winded all the ti ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Many are cured: Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) and Burkitt lymphoma (BL) are both aggressive lymphomas with a rapid rate of cell division. For patients who are able to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: It depends on depth of melanoma at time of excision and whether any lymph nodes are involved. Early melanomas less than .75 millimeters have close to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
All are curable: Only the most terribly neglected basal cell carcinomas have any capacity to kill. It's best though to get them treated early.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Specialist help: The are many studies but each case is variable. You are not a statistic. Osteosarcoma pulmonary metastasis: prognostic factors of 88 ... www.asco.or ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Varies: Osteosarcoma survival rates depends on many factors, with age being the most important. Up to 65% of children are cured with surgery and chemotherapy. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
100%: A lesion that is removed completely and had not spread before removal will have 100% survival rate, i.E, will not affect the longevity of the person.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
48 years experience Neonatology
Normal: Unless there is an anaphylactoid reaction there should be a normal life span.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Define 'VARIABILITY": You must fill in the details and indicate the reason for this peculiar question.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Brain tumor: The only persons that can discuss this with you are the doctors who are caring for you - clinician and/or surgeon. Don't hesitate to ask! If you are m ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Need more info: Stage 4 means involving the bone marrow (or other "extranodal" organs). The prognosis depends on a variety of factors including the subtype of hodgki ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not great: A major infection often carries a poor prognosis in individuals who already have these major underlying medical issues. No doctor can given you odds w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Anaplastic astrocyto: Anaplastic astrocytomas are a malignant brain tumor that typically required both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Length of post op survival is bas ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: About 70-80% of children and about 50% of adults are alive 5 years after the diagnosis. See this site for more info. http://www.abta.org/understanding ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not good: This is an aggressive brain tumor usually treated with surgery followed by radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Many cases relapse and five year survival rat ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
48 years experience Neonatology
Rare after two years: Survival beyond two years is unlikely.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
At 5 years: 30% on average. Response rates to first therapy much better, but high rates of recurrence. Good luck.

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