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Adenocarcinoma Stage 3a
My father in law is refusing any kind of treatment for his stage 3a adenocarcinoma . he continues to smoke. what is his life expectancy if he continue?
Much shorter: but his chances for survival with this cancer, particularly with refusing any treatment, is already low. Hard to say that it will be much lower with continued smoking. While I would not stop efforts to convince him that he is better off without it, he may feel that there is little chance of survival anyway, and that he may as well smoke. However, new therapies CAN prolong life significantly. ...Read more
Months to years: This depends on a number of factors, including type of cancer, age at diagnosis, if metastasis is to bone only or to organs, other medical conditions, how well chemotherapy is working, etc. I have patients in my own practice alive more than 5 years with stage 4 cancer, although most do not live quite this long. I recommend a patient to stay active and eat well to maximize chance of longevity. ...Read more
Define primary: Definite treatment indicated. The primary site of the adenocarcinoma must be defined and resected if possible. Then what has metastasized will only remain at that site but with the tendency to grow. With the primary removed, the metastatic site can be approached, by radiation, chemo, immunotherapy. When primary removed, chemosensitization studies can be performed to choose best drug. ...Read more
Metastatic tumor: The treatment of metastatic adenocarcinoma depends on the nature of the primary, the site of metastasis and the degree of metastatic tumor. Pancreatic Ca with one lesion in the liver is unresectable and treated by chemo such as Gemzar Abraxane. Colon Ca with one lesion to liver is resected. When any met is unresectable chemo is always used alone or in combination with RT. ...Read more
What t stage is transmurally invasive adenocarcinoma extending into pericolic adipose tissue with pericolic abscess formation in ajcc 7th edition?
My mum 67 was diagnosed with metastatic caecal adenocarcinoma, aggressive, stage 4. She started folfox. Can it be cured? Life expectancy?
Serious diagnosis: Stage 4 colon cancer has a very poor prognosis. No one can give you a life expectancy that is exact. It depends upon her response to the treatment. Some people respond very well. Of all people that have this diagnosis only about 8% of them are still alive at 5 years. But still she could be one of that 8%. I hope she responds well to the treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I dignosed adenocarcinoma lungs stage 4. I am on maintainance chemotharapy of pemetraxed.I want to have a child. Is it safe for me and my child?
Dads friend diagnosed with stage 1 non small cell lung adenocarcinoma. Is there a chance of complete cure since its only stage 1?
If you have ben diagnosed with adenocarcinoma colon cancer stage IV what is the outlook? Is there a cure? How will this affect the quality of ones l
Outlook can be good: Eventhough stage iv, meenng metastatic disease, is not curable; the outlook can be good since there are good chemotherapy for this disease as well as other local aggressive treatments that are effective against this disease. The mainstay of treatment for stage IV remains chemo and local aggressive treatments like surgery, radiosurgery, rfa etc can be used when appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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