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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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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 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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Could you tell me what is the life expectancy of stage four small cell lung cancer?

Could you tell me what is the life expectancy of stage four small cell lung cancer?

Not great, : ....I'm afraid. Without treatment it can be weeks to a few months at best. Treatment can extend it to 6+ months but seldom more than a year. There are exceptions, of course, depends on the age and health of the patient and how much disease there is. If this is about you or a loved one, i wish you the best. Remember none of us can tell for sure how long we have, so live each day fully. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with breast cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with breast cancer?

Varies: Early breast cancer treated with surgery and appropriate hormone and radiation therapy has a 98% chance of full recovery. Larger or later breast cancers that have spread can have a lower survival expectancy, but there still can be successful treatment. Many factors play into life expectancy, and each person needs to discuss their specific situation with their oncologist. ...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 when you have liver cancer?

What is the life expectancy when you have liver cancer?

Cancer: Your oncologist will discuss with you the treatment options. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the survival rate of metastatic melanoma stage 4?

Could you tell me what is the survival rate of metastatic melanoma stage 4?

Approx 15% live 5 yr: Stage iv: the 5-year survival rate is about 15% to 20%. The 10-year survival is about 10% to 15%, according to cancer.Org. So about 1 out of 5 or 6 chance of living five years. Some new drugs are coming out for melanoma, and there can be spontaneous remissions. But distant spread of melanoma is a tough one. Good luck. ...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 tell me the stages of colon cancer?

Can you tell me the stages of colon cancer?

Colon cancer staging: Please open this website- a very useful resource with a very nice illustration. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/colon/patient/page2. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the survival rate of someone who has stage 3 metastatic melanonma?

Could you tell me what is the survival rate of someone who has stage 3 metastatic melanonma?

Usually poor: Stage III melanomas are tumors that have spread to regional lymph nodes, or have developed in transit metastasis or satellites. There is no evidence of distant metastasis. With treatment, Stage III disease is considered to be intermediate- to high-risk One can employ BCG to satellite area or to the site of nodal disease. Occassional regional chemo by perfusion has been used : ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with brain metastases from lung cancer?

What is the life expectancy for someone with brain metastases from lung cancer?

Tough: Depends but one can guesstimate that it would be months. Some patients do better and can survive longer. Hope this helps. ...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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Can l know the symptoms of breast cancer and what is the healthy life style not to suffer from cancer?PS:l have family history of breast cancer.

Can l know the symptoms of breast cancer and what is the healthy life style not to suffer from cancer?PS:l have family history of breast cancer.

Painless mass: Any dominant lump in your breast needs to be seen without delay. I suggest you begin checking now, at the same time each month. Nothing you can do will prevent your developing breast cancer, though the rates are lower in women who have spent most of their reproductive lives pregnant and/or nursing. With your family history, you may start getting mammograms earlier. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best small cell lung cancer treatment nowadays?

Can you tell me about the best small cell lung cancer treatment nowadays?

See below: Treatment of small cell lung cancer depends on the stage. If it is limited stage the treatments involve chemotherapy along with radiation and if it is extensive stage then chemotherapy is the main stay of treatment (though in some situations palliative radiation can be considered). ...Read more

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Can you tell me the process of cancer radiation treatment?

Can you tell me the process of cancer radiation treatment?

Rad treatment steps: 1. Evaluation by radiation oncologist to determine if radiation is an option 2. If so, need to do a planning session to determine the area to treat. Known as simulation. May involve imaging like ct 3. Radiation oncologist works with physics staff to get a good plan on computer 4. Plan then executed on the radiation treatment machine. ...Read more

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My mother has lung cancer, What can you tell me about this type of cancer?

My mother has lung cancer, What can you tell me about this type of cancer?

Depends: The treatment and outcomes are dependent on the type of lung cancer. The most common are non-small cell lung cancer. A more aggressive cancer is known as small cell cancer. The lung cancer may also be metastatic from another "primary" tumor site. ...Read more

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Can i know what is the stage of T2N, Mo(infiltrating ductal cancer) and can I get the explanation for this stage and whether it is serious?tq

Can i know what is the stage of T2N, Mo(infiltrating ductal cancer) and can I get the explanation for this stage and whether it is serious?tq

Need N stage: Hello. Breast cancer, correct? T2 means that it is between 2-5 cm in size. N0 is that it is not in the lymph nodes. If it is N1, N2, or N3 it is in the lymph nodes. M0 means it has not spread outside of the breast or lymph nodes and that is EXCELLENT. When a patient has M0 disease that means that there is a chance for cure. Cure means that it doesn't come back after treatment. Best wishes. ...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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I need to know what is survival rate for stage 1 cancer in the female breast?

It depends on age: If you are premenopausal, your survival chances are lower. If you are postmenopausal, the chances are higher. Overall, though, 5 year survival is about 90%. See this link for some very useful graphs on this subject. http://www.southernregional.org/services/cancer/annual-report/. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more