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Cancer Stage 3 Life Expectancy
Ovarian cancer : It depends on the type of ovarian cancer. Even at stage iiib not all ovarian cancers require chemotherapy. However, if you are talking about stage iiib invasive serous carcinoma (the most common type), then the average survival without adequate therapy would be < 1 year. With proper surgery and chemotherapy, more than 60% will live 5 years or more. ...Read more
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
What is the life expectancy for a 78 year old man with stage 3 colon cancer which has not spread ?
Variable: There is >50% chance that your colon cancer is cured with surgery already, in which case your life expectancy should be like a normal healthy person. You may benefit from treatment using adjuvant chemotherapy, if your tumor had spread/involved the lymph nodes in the abdomen. Check with your doctor and let us know how many nodes were involved with your tumor? ...Read more
Can anyone tell me the life expectancy for someone with small cell lung cancer at the limited stage 3 level?
Small Cell : Limited disease is highly treatable and curable in 20 - 25% of patients. Limited means no cancer seen outside the chest after staging tests. Chemotherapy is the cornerstone, chest radiotherapy improves survival, as does preventive brain radiotherapy to all responders. Median survival about 22 months. 60% of sclc presents as stage iv, or ed, about 35% in stage iii. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If so, not much: Albain et al tried to show that surgery improved survival in operable iiia, but there was no statistical benefit. The subset that got just a lobe removed possible benefited, but would need a larger study to prove. Those that had the entire lung removed actually faired worse. For most patients, it is not the thing that makes a difference, but response to chemo/rt signals benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer. PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?
Normal: Assume that you will live out your years with the same chance as any of your friends of reaching 100. A majority of kidneys respected for cancer result in cure. Liver disease is largely reversible when the cause is found and addressed. If you can live clean and know the secret that the liver loves it when you exercise, then oil forward to many more good years. ...Read more
My husband has stage 3 esophageal cancer and has decided not to do chemo and radiation, what is his life expectancy ?
Why?: Depends on the number of nodes involved and other factors but in average would be 40-50%. The question would be: why aren't you getting chemo? Current standards recommend post operative chemo for patients with stage iii colon cancer and pre or post chemo and radiation for stage ii or iii rectal cancer. If you are not getting chemo by choice, please reconsider. Either way best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How serious is stage 3 prostate cancer in a 61yr old male and is Chemo effective? What does stage three mean? Survival? Spreading? Please advise.
Prostate CA staging: Stage III means the cancer has spread out of the capsule or into the seminal vesicles, the glands that sit right on top of the prostate. Treatment would consist of anti androgen therapy, a shot, and radiation. There is always the chance the cancer could spread so a bone scan and CT is done to check and to also use as a baseline for the future. ...Read more
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