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stage four stomach cancer life expectancy

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Curable: Stage i stomach cancer can be cured! if so, there would be no decrease in life expectancy.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
GOK=God Only Knows: Patient has the right to accept or refuse any therapy. I am just hoping that you are fully informed about the disease, prognosis, treatment options, p ... Read More
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Dr. Muhammad-ali Zaydan
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Not known: There is no solid data to identify time to response, however, your physician should be monitoring your scans and psa level routinely, I am not sure wh ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No answer: It is not possible to predict the survival time in a particular person. The law of averages may suggest a few months, but there are enough exceptions ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Best answers will be: From the oncologists who are involved. Clearly, this is not a good situation, but the details can make huge differences in length and quality of life. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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We really dont know: The doctors, oncologist and other providers are trying to manage based on clinical practice guidelines in oncology. We try to treat for cure, other ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Am Cancer Society: First of all, I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. You can find survival statistics at the american cancer society website for a variety if cancers. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
46 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No need to be !: Your question touched my heart. Goal: comfort and support. Nutrition, ensure or gastrostomy tube is important. There are muliple medications to con ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Not very common: Stomach or gastric cancers have decreased in the US since the 1940's. There are some stomach cancers however associated with H. pylori stomach infecti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Lower SE status.: Apparently, there is higher risk in lower soceoeconomic (se) status groups, and in those who eat smoked foods, and heavily salted foods. Many people ... Read More
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Dr. Milena Lombardi
25 years experience Family Medicine
Stomach cancer: According to the world health organization, stomach cancer causes about 800, 000 deaths worldwide per year. If you think you have stomach cancer or ha ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Usually gastric: Cancer, treated or not, causes weight loss. Can you gain weight? Anything is possible, but this would not be likely or predictable.

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