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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cancer: Your oncologist will discuss with you the treatment options.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is short: It is between 6-12 months.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: The survival is dependent on cell type and stage. In order to answer this question accurately, that information would be needed.
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver cancer: Liver cancer has a poor life expectancy but it varies according to how much liver function persists. If jaundice,drowsiness,lack of appetite,bleeding ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: There is considerable variability in survival rates among the different types of tumors and patients. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer. ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad news: Prognosis is grim, but I would suggest in the interim good symptom control through a palliative care line or hospice care. A variety of factors play i ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Stage 4 kidney dz: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease ( kidney function of 15-30%) occurs for many reasons. People with stable stage 4 disease can live fairly normal lives. ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Not good: Without treatment the cancer will continue to spread. There is no way to predict course or anticipate miracles. The survival rate at 3 years WITH tr ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Prognosis is Good.: Follicular lymphoma is a slow growing type of nhl which responds very well to treatment, but can rarely be cured. Despite this, the prognosis is gener ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Varies with time: The most recent data on patient survival after a heart-lung combined transplant is that about 80% at 1 year, 50% at 5 years, and 25% at 10 years are a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not long: This is a grave prognosis. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Mazen Abuawad
29 years experience Radiology
Lung cancer: There are many factors involved, such as the stage of cancer, wether it is treatable with surgery or chemotherapy, the condition of the patient, age o ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas Yajko
51 years experience General Surgery
Many factors: Depends on alot of factors , childs stage 4 without a transplant prob has two years. But it depends on ascites , increasing lft's, dt, s . Urea levels ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Fair: If a known primary has been detected along with liver mets and has been removed the results of treating the liver lesion are fair. If the met is soli ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Not long...: ...I'm afraid, particularly if it's spread to the brain. It may vary depending on whether he gets treatment and how well it works but in general his p ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends...: ....On the "flavor" of the lymphoma. Patients with stage IV low grade lymphomas may do well for years without treatment whereas a stage IV aggressive ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Low, less than 5%.: In stage IV lung cancer, the 5 year survival is <5%. This is where the lung cancer has metastasized to anywhere else in the body. Palliative care mi ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Depends on type: For pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors treated with surgery, the 5 year survival rate is ~15%. For exocrine pancreatic tumors, unfortunately, the 5 year ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Apurv Agrawal
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes and no: If you a have a true familial form (generally this means multiple 1 st degree relatives have it. Usually happens at an earlier age) then yes the cours ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Many types of non-hodgkins lymphoma and prognosis varies. Even with stage iv, some are very curable. Need more details. Good luck!
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Without a full exam and review of medical records and history of infections secondary to CF would be remiss in trying to become an actuarial. Go see ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
38 years experience General Surgery
6-12 months?????: Rough guess: 6-12 months. It depends on amount of spread, therapy, how well or ill you are, and many other factors. The best estimate will come from y ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It depends on what kind of throat cancer, the stage of the cancer, the hpv status if this is a mouth cancer, whether you are a smoker or not, what kin ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
28 years experience General Surgery
Absolutely not!: Liver metastases may be treated in several ways. The chance of survival depends on resectability of the metastases from the liver. With some of the ... Read More
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