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My father has bladder cancer, grade 4, stage less than 1 (aggressive but not spread). He is due an op and 6 chemical washes -what is like prognosis?
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
Everyone is unique: Most survival data is based on populations - 10s or 100s of patients with a similar disease who are tracked over time. That give percentages/probabilities/averages. However, every patient is unique, as medical professionals are finding out using genetics and personalized medical treatment. The listed diseases are very serious - be active in care decisions and do what is best for the patient. ...Read more
Maybe/hard to say.: Most of these are resistant to chemotherapy, so often surgery is done, with good results. Both of these are expensive, but chemotherapy may be more so, and many cycles may be needed. So you may be getting a less expensive treatment. Ewing's sarcoma can be cured with high dose therapy and bone marrow transplant, it really depends on what your cancer is and what works, and what your plan covers. ...Read more
Can be cured: I want you to know that Stage IV Hodgkin is unlike other stage IV cancers -- it is often cured. Please be sure to keep appointments, follow oncologist's recommendations. ...Read more
Varies: There are many options - mostly chemo but also surgical ( if isolated liver or lung met) and interventional radiology. Chemo has many tiers as well. This is best discussed with ur oncologist. It's not a bad idea to get a second opioion. ...Read more
Lots of ways to be: Stage iv, and lots of treatment options; survival depends on how much disease you have. Treatment relieves symptoms and makes living more enjoyable. (orchiectomy, anti-hormones, even vaccines). While some disease kills people quickly, even very advanced bony disease can live years. The small cell type is distinctive and bad...Short prognosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if my husband has rectal cancer (stage 4) he had a stoma now but still has drainage that sometimes is awful?
I assume he: Was un-resectable and received a diverting colostomy. The reamaining rectum with the tumor will cause a discharge that may smell badly. I asssume he has or will receive radiation to the tumor along with chemotherapy which may help to control the local disease but will not prolong his life but may make the quality of life a bit better if given by qualified oncologist. Comfort is the key here. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed of lymphoma cancer, stage 4 unfortunately. What do you think is the best treatment should I undergo.Am i going to survive?
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