Top
10
Doctor insights on: Cancer Colorectal Phase 4 In Patients Of 86 Years Old

Share
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,223 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What kind of cancers are more likely possible with young patients: 24 years old, no family history?

What kind of cancers are more likely possible with young patients: 24 years old, no family history?

Cancer at young age: Compared to other cancers that could happen to people - testicular cancer, hodgkin's lymphoma, certain sarcoma and leukemia are more likely - with young patients at 24 year old. Those 4 can happen without family history. Patients with hereditary cancer syndrome ( breast, thyroid, stomach, brain) can be presented with cancer at younger age- but usually there is a family history with cancer there. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What's recommended as a cure for secondary level bone cancer for a 68 years old patient?

What's recommended as a cure for secondary level bone cancer for a 68 years old patient?

If I understand your: Q. You mean, a secondary bone cancer, ie, it has spread from somewhere else. So a cure is out of question. Its treatment would be determined by the type of the primary tumor, its location, where else (besides the bone) has it spread to, eg, lungs or brain; how aggressive chemo or radiation therapy is given to him, his general condition, any other medical conditions he has; how he tolerates them? ...Read more

4

4
I am 16 years old. I'm very afraid I may have colorectal cancer or ovarian cancer. My symptoms are very similar. Is it too late to treat either?

I am 16 years old. I'm very afraid I may have colorectal cancer or ovarian cancer. My symptoms are very similar. Is it too late to treat either?

Cancer: There are many things that cause diarrhea, pain, and bloating. Particularly at your age, cancer would not be a top consideration, it would be pretty far down on the list. Don't speculate on the worst possible case scenario. See your doctor, he/she will help sort it out. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Can a patient stage 1 papillary thyroid cancer with BRAF mutation positive live more than 20 years ( she is 51 years old) ? Thank you very much!

Can a patient stage 1 papillary thyroid cancer with BRAF mutation positive live more than 20 years ( she is 51 years old) ? Thank you very much!

Yes: Papillary thyroid cancer is very common and some people do not even know they have it as small tumors may be found on autopsy when they die of something else. Generally tumors are graded by how ugly they look to the pathologist and how far they've spread. Your tumor has also been molecularly characterized. There are new treatment options available. Please discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

6

6
My mom is 86 years old. We were just informed she has stage 4 cancer. 1 inch tumor on outside of liver and 1 inch Tumlr on inside of liver Lung meta?

What is your questio: Her oncologist can guide you about further treatment or guide you for palliative care. What did her doctor advice you to do??? Let us know and we can give you some more suggestions about how to manage this Cancer. What is the source/original Primary tumor in her case?? ...Read more

8

8
What is the expected life span of stage 3 a her2 + 43 years old breast cancer patient?

What is the expected life span of stage 3 a her2 + 43 years old  breast cancer patient?

Results encoraging: Overall survival of stage iii breast cancer 70% her2 breast cancers are aggressive so needs aggressive, targeted chemotherapy , with Herceptin (trastuzumab) in combination with toxal ( and other chemo ) need to work closely with oncologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
58 Years old diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer and spread to liver with 7+cm tumor and lesions in the lung. What kind of life expectancy?

58 Years old diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer and spread to liver with 7+cm tumor and lesions in the lung. What kind of life expectancy?

It Depends: Recent progress in genetic typing of individual Colon Ca tumors and genetic specific tumor drugs is leading to better understanding of likelihood of treatment success. See: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arun_Azad/publication/246837094_Predicting_the_response_to_targeted_therapy_in_metastatic_colorectal_cancer/links/5419c4180cf2218008bf9f8a.pdf I recommend getting into a clinical trial. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Monson
200 doctors shared insights

Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
3 doctors shared insights

Colorectal (Definition)

The term refers to colin(large intestine ) and rectum: colorectal surgeon for example does surgical procedures ...Read more