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Can you tell me the life expectancy of someone with metastatic cancer?

Can you tell me the life expectancy of someone with metastatic cancer?

No: It varies widely depending on the type of cancer. This is something to ask your oncologist, and ask him or her to be very honest with you. Although we never know exact time frames, we can usually give you some idea (weeks vs a few months vs six months vs a year or more.). ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can you tell me what is the life expectancy of metastatic breast cancer?

Can you tell me what is the life expectancy of metastatic breast cancer?

It depends: There are many types of metastatic breast cancer. Life expectancy depends on the type and the location. Er+ breast cancer that has spread only to bones has a life expectancy of years, even 5-10 years. Er- breast cancer has a much shorter life expectancy. In general, breast cancer in organs (lung, liver, brain) causes death sooner than breast cancer in bones only. Ask your oncologist. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the life expectancy for someone with small cell lung cancer at the limited stage 3 level?

Can anyone tell me the life expectancy for someone with small cell lung cancer at the limited stage 3 level?

Months to years: There are essentially two stages of small cell lung cancer, limited or extensive. However, you are describing mediastinal disease. So if this person gets a good response with chemo and rt, then prophylactic cranial irradiation should be given. The survival if a complete or near complete response is measured in months to years. Rare to survive past 5 years but there have been cases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx ?

Can you tell me the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx ?

See below: Tobacco use is the major risk factor, hoarseness is a common symptom and treatment is by surgery and radiation. The question is too involved to address all the issues. Please visit this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/laryngeal/patient/page1. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the life of a patient who is diagnosed with hodgkin disease change?

Can you tell me how the life of a patient who is diagnosed with hodgkin disease change?

Stage: It depend to stage of disease, with use of radiotherapy or combination chemotherapy or both an overall 5 year survival rate 90 per cent ans 10 year survival 80 percent can be achieved. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the average life expectancy of a person with emphysema?

Can someone tell me the average life expectancy of a person with emphysema?

Depends: We tend to use what we call a bode score to look at the life expectancy of patients with emphysema. Please, discuss it with your doctor as it may help understand the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the life expectancy of a person with neurofibromatosis type 2?

Can you tell me about the life expectancy of a person with neurofibromatosis type 2?

Shortened: Life expectancy for people with NF-2 is generally shortened compared to non-affected and NF-1 affected people, but it is also highly dependent on a number of potential conditions, and available treatments. I've added a link that is more comprehensive, and I hope it helps. http://www.ctf.org/pdf/brochures/NF2_Info_for_Patients_Families.pdf ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for someone with multiple cancers be?

What would the life expectancy for someone with multiple cancers be?

Depends: ...On the kind and the stage. A person may have basal cell skin cancer, dcis of the breast, and early cervical cancer and will likely do much better than someone with lung cancer only. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the survival rate of someone with an advanced klatskin tumor?

Can you tell me the survival rate of someone with an advanced klatskin tumor?

Poor: Klatskin tumor, a hilar cholangiocarcinoma of the biliary tree occurs at the confluence of the right and left hepatic bile ducts. These tumors tend to become symptomatic late in their development and therefore are not usually resectable at the time of presentation. Complete resection of the tumor is difficult and metastasis frequently occurs soon after identification. Prognosis as such remains poor. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me final stages of life with esophageal cancer?

Can you please tell me final stages of life with esophageal cancer?

Cachexia: Cannot eat weight loss cachexia saliva overflow aspiration weakness pain miserable I am sorry to say. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is the average life expectancy of someone with liver cirrhosis?

Please tell me what is the average life expectancy of someone with liver cirrhosis?

Variable: The life expectancy is very variable and depends on the cause and stage of cirrhosis, state of compensation, development of malignancy etc. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion about life expectancy for a given patient. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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For what length of time can someone live with prostate cancer stage 4?

For what length of time can someone live with prostate cancer stage 4?

Ask your doctor...: In general, some one-third of men with this stage of prostate cancer may live more than five years, but this stat can not predict individual longevity, but as a general reference. For individual specifics, ask the current treating doc timely since multiple factors may affect an overall longevity and s/he know more about these than anyone online. Best... ...Read more

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Can you tell me some of the symptoms, treatment, and what is the life expectancy of someone who suffers from alzheimers?

Can you tell me some of the symptoms, treatment, and what is the life expectancy of someone who suffers from alzheimers?

Strongly advise: You contact alzheimer's foundation, or "the judy fund in palm springs california. They up to date on all the questions you have! ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with uterine cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with uterine cancer?

I really depends on: The specifics of the cancer. Its stage, grade, histopathology type and patients overal medical condition if chemotherapy or radiation are needed. Without those it is not possible to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with lung cancer and metastasis?

What is the life expectancy of someone with lung cancer and metastasis?

Lung Cancer Spread: The life expectancy of a patient with lung cancer metastasis depends on a number of factors. Most important is the location of the metastasis. Lymph node disease can sometimes be cured. Those patients with isolated metastasis to the brain or to the adrenal gland have a much more favorable prognosis than patients with widespread disease. Average survival for stage IV disease is about 8 months. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the mean time someone lives with stage 4c thyroid cancer?

Can you please tell me the mean time someone lives with stage 4c thyroid cancer?

What type?: Need to know what type of cancer, result of post ablation iodine scan and levels of thyroid tumor marker, your gender.Typical papillary and follicular cancers stage 4 will have a much better prognosis than hurthle cell, anaplastic, tall cell papillary, insular cell follicular cancers, etc. ...Read more

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For what length of time can someone live with advanced prostate cancer?

For what length of time can someone live with advanced prostate cancer?

It depends...: It depends upon factors that include the stage of the cancer, the psa level, and the treatments that are administered. Advanced prostate cancer is usually lethal, but some men can live quite a long time, even with later stage disease. There have actually been many recent breakthroughs over the past few years in treatments of advanced prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is life expectancy of someone with astrocytoma on brain?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is life expectancy of someone with astrocytoma on brain?

Really depends: Depends on a few features - what grade - ie grade 2, 3, or 4, patient age, and other comorbidities. Grade 2s live about 10 years grade 3s live about 3-5 years grade 4s live. ...Read more