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Could you tell me what is the survival rate of blood cancer?

Could you tell me what is the survival rate of blood cancer?

Depends: There are many kinds of "blood cancer" from very aggressive leukemias that can kill a patient in weeks and can be very hard to treat to others that can be present for years or decades and often are not even treated. If you are a little more specific, we could perhaps be more precise in the answer. ...Read more

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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Survival rate in blood cancer at early stage?

Survival rate in blood cancer at early stage?

Cannot say: This answer depends on many factors that include answers to specific tests run. Cannot give estimate without that information. Best to ask directly the treating oncologist. ...Read more

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Pancriatic cancer survival rate?

Pancriatic cancer  survival rate?

Generally low.: Survival rates for this cancer type are generally low. In about 10% of cases, surgical resection is curative (usually a whipple procedure). However, after this tumor reaches a point where signs like jaundice occur, it is fatal in 100% cases because it has already spread. ...Read more

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What is the omentum cancer survival rate?

What is the omentum cancer survival rate?

Primary Omentum?: Do you mean a cancer that started in the peritoneum (omentum) or a cancer that has traveled to the omenum. Primary peritoneal cancer is rarer than cancers traveling to the omentum. Generally cancers that have traveled (metastases) to the omentum tends to have a poor survival rate. The survival rate will depend on type of cancer, how much of it is there and how its responding to treatment. ...Read more

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What's the survival rate of uterian cancer?

What's the survival rate of uterian cancer?

It varies: For each of the dozen-or-so common cancers that arise in the uterus, you can get survival curves and odds for the grade and stage of the cancer; these in turn are modified for most by the genetic signature ...Read more

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How do they calculate survival rate of cancer?

How do they calculate survival rate of cancer?

Statistics: Cancer survival rates are based on statistics. We know the data on how long, on average, people with similar cancers have survived in the past. These groups are usually organized by the stage of their cancers at the time of diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the survival rate for cancer of the ovary?

What's the survival rate for cancer of the ovary?

Depends in stage: 'survival rate for cancer of ovary' depends on several factors like age, race, type of cell , and stage of disease etc. Over all 5 year suvival rate of 46%, if detected in early stage 75 % or better, survival rate is getting better with newer effective chemotherapeutic agents, and early detection due to awareness of disease. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate stage 2a rectal cancer?

What is the survival rate stage 2a rectal cancer?

See below: About 67% of stage 2a rectal cancer patients survive five or more years. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-survival-rates. ...Read more

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My friend was diagnosed with leukemia, a form of cancer. What is the survival rate?

My friend was diagnosed with leukemia, a form of cancer. What is the survival rate?

It's variable: There are Acute and Chronic leukemia so. Some derive from lymphocytes others from granule yetis. The survival rate will vary depending on the type. In general survival eaters have improved and continue to improve. The age of the patient and his or hers state of health is also important. Treatment should be directed by a medical oncologist knowledge able about the best options. I ...Read more

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Help please? What is the survival rate of 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breat cancer w/node involvement?

Help please? What is the survival rate of 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breat cancer w/node involvement?

5 year survival: Assuming you had maximal therapy, 74% live 5 years. But remember there are new treatments coming out all the time, and this data is using medications that were available 5 years ago, not the newest ones. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for nose cancer?

Nasal cancers: Cancer survival varies by the specific type of cancer (for example squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, melanoma, etc.) the location of the tumor (sinus, nasal passages) and the stage (depth of invasion, presence of metastasis, etc.) Treatments today for nasal cancers include surgery plus often radiation and sometime chemotherapy. Long term survival is possible. ...Read more

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What cancer has the lowest survival rate?

What cancer has the lowest survival rate?

Lowest survival CA: When you look at the data you find that pancreatic cancer comes up first(? or last). There are two other cancers that have a worse prognosis...Glioblastoma (a high grade brain tumor) and CNS lymphoma (lymphoma that starts in the central nervous system or brain). Both of these are even deadlier than pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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Which type of cancer has the best survival rate?

Any one caught early: Any cancer caught early enough is completely curable. Of course you can't choose which cancer you want to get, but in general, a basal cell carcinoma is probably the cancer with the best long term survival. It almost never metastasizes and once properly excises, rarely recurs. ...Read more

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What kind of common cancer has the best survival rate?

What kind of common cancer has the best survival rate?

Skin cancers: Non-melanoma skin cancers are very common and are generally curable. These are perhaps the most common treatable cancers. ...Read more

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What would experts say about 5 year survival rate for cancer ?

What would experts say about 5 year survival rate for cancer ?

Guess a number: That question cannot be answered. Depends on type of cancer, stage, and general condition of the patient. ...Read more

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They say a five year survival rate is pretty good for cancer, but when does those five years begin?

From diagnosis: Usually people talk about overall survival which is from the time of diagnosis of the cancer. However, there are many other survival statistics used by cancer doctors (disease free survival, relapse free survival, time to treatment failure, etc.) which start at different times. ...Read more

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When a cancer diagnosis says 5yr survival rate at 90%. What does this mean? That they will die shortly after making it to five years? Or before?

When a cancer diagnosis says 5yr survival rate at 90%. What does this mean? That they will die shortly after making it to five years? Or before?

Health Statistics: It means that 90% of those who underwent this 'treatment' are alive at year five after the treatment. It says nothing about future survival or non-survival. ...Read more

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What's the survival rate of advanced testicular cancer?

What's the survival rate of advanced testicular cancer?

Good: No matter how far it has gotten when it's caught, a majority of each of the common types of testicular cancer is curable with today's regimens. ...Read more