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Can Terminal Cancer Go Into Remission
Yes: It depends on the type of cancer. "terminal" usually means stage 4 cancer that has spread throughout the body. Cancers can be thought of as "solid" tumors (cancer of the breast, lung, liver, colon, etc.) or "liquid" tumors (leukemias and lymphomas). Solid tumors that are stage 4 may go into remission but almost always come back. Liquid tumors that are stage 4 can often be cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
ProstateCAremission : The term remission has been historically used for leukemia patients. Prostate cancer can be stable with the use of "hormones". This would mean the psa is stable...And the disease is not actively growing. Patients can live a very long time with prostate ca in the bones or with an elevated psa. Check with your doctor on what your psas have been doing over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but yes under...: Once prostate cancer spreads to far sites, it will progress, though at various pace among affected men. Clinically, its remission may take place upon receiving hormonal manipulation to a degree to a duration, not forever. However, the course of treating metastatic prostatic cancer is usually very favorable. More details? To articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. ...Read more
Not exactly: Hiv causes a chronic infection for which there is no current cure. With HIV medication patients can expereince a longer disease free life. However this period of improvement only exists as long as patients continue on treatment. A disease free period without medication does not exist for 99.5% of HIV patients.Close monitoring of blood work & response to HIV medicine is required throughout life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: If you are talking about "focal dystonia" which affects accomplished musicians, recovery is unlikely and will be prolonged...But it can improve with rehabilitation. It is essential to see a physician and therapist experienced in this arena...Not just an accomplished physician or therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can stabilize: The extent of involvement by amyloidosis is important.. The heart, kidneys, pituitary....Bone marrow... Mild involvements could go on for years...Without progression or medications.. For severe... It could deteriorate..Medications could prolong life... Ask your doctor and hematologist to go to a referral center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colon cancer: usually takes years to develop, but rapid progression is possible with very aggressive variants. ...Read more
Years....we think.: Every individual tumor is different. The "teaching" is it takes 5 years for a polyp to undergo malignant change (turn into cancer) from there, it depends on location, age and many other factors we don't yet understand. Colon cancer can be indolent (slow growing) or aggressive. It depends on the individual cancer, and everyone is different. ...Read more
Not typical: Once lung cancer has become stage four it means that it has entered into the blood stream and begun showing up around the body in places other than the lung. Typically these go to the brain, bones, adrenal glands, and liver. Chemotherapy goes into the blood to shrink down and try to kill these cells but currently with consider this disease as treatable while not curable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to know: Most ovarian cancers are already stage 3 or 4 when they are diagnosed so we really don't know how long it took them to get there. In retrospect, many women have had symptoms for many months before their diagnosis. There may also be an asymptomatic stage that could last for months or even years before the symptoms begin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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