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my mom has multiple myeloma cancer/last stage. how long will she survive for?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Not enough info: From the National Cancer Institute --> What You Need To Know About™ - What is Multiple #Myeloma - via @theNCI http://ow.ly/o7CJR #mmsm and Snapshot: http://ow.ly/ungNs The International Staging System (ISS) stage 3 -- possibly your "last stage" you refer to is not necessarily helpful in treating or predicting outcomes of individual patients. More important are cytogenetics and FISH tests.

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How much blood do women lose during their period?

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Varies: It seems like alot, but usually no more than 1-2 table spoons full.
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What is the difference in the various stages of colon cancer?

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Survival, but.....: Used to be, the short answer was simply survival risk with stage 1 having the best prognosis and stage IV the worst. While stages 1/2 still have the highest survival rates but improved surgical techniques and chemotherapy and i'd add lifestyle changes, have leveled the playing field greatly. Colon cancer, even advanced is often quite treatable.
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I am 18 year old female weighing 250 pounds. Is bariatrics safe?

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In what ways is too much body fat harmful for women?

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A 81-year-old member asked:

Is provenge (sipuleucel-t) the leading treatment of prostate cancer?

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Dr. Anthony Back
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
It's only for some: Provenge (sipuleucel-t) is used in a very specific clinical situation with prostate cancer--definitely not indicated for everyone. The best treatment depends on the stage and grade of the cancer.
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Medical Oncology 46 years experience
It is a complicated and very expensive treatment that has a small benefit for a very small group of patients. Most oncologist nationally use it very infrequently
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