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Canine Lymphoma Prognosis
What is life expectancy for stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma that has spread to spine, liver & spleen?
What is the prognosis of stage 4 cancer non hodgkins lymphoma b cell with walderstoms IgM protein 4000?
Fairly good: We have good treatments for nonhodgkins lymphoma such that a fairly large proportion of patients are cured and can live a normal life. At least we can keep them alive for many years with the use of chemotherapy along with a biologic agent/immunotherapy drug called rituximab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to know: It depends on where the cancer came from. Most cancerous nodes in this area would be from lip cancer, floor of the mouth cancer, cancer of the gum. With proper treatment, which can include surgery, radiation, and possible chemotherpy, the prognosis can be good. Other health problems such as smoking, diabetes, heart and lung disease all decrease the prognosis. ...Read more
My mum 67 was diagnosed with metastatic caecal adenocarcinoma, aggressive stage 4 cancer.She's on folfox. Life expectancy??
Varies from months/y: The overall survival of stage 4 colon cancer varies from 1 to 3 years. Most patients have at least 2 years if their tumor responds to chemo. If you tumors regresses after chemo, it may even be surgically removable in which case long term survival(even a cure) can be possible. Ask more questions to your treating oncologist. ...Read more
Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?
Variable: The survival rate for AML is variable. Dependes on prognostic factors ( clues for good or bad chances, ) and that would mainly include age, dna gene mutation types, type of AML (seven types) and performance status of the patient. In general the younger the patient the chances are better. In addition there is a seconday AML (after previous chemotherapy or other dieseas, ) that carry poor prognosis. ...Read more
It varies: Cancer at stage IV varies...Some can be cured (hodgkins, germ cell of the testis) others are very difficult to cure even at earlier stages. Chemotherapy and radiation can extend life significantly in some cases and if used well, can keep people in a state of high quality life. So, it is not hopeless always. ...Read more
Stage 2B IDC breast cancer, her2+/ER/PR+Neoadjuvant taxol, (paclitaxel)A/C,lumpectomy,rads, lymphovascular invasion. What does this mean for prognosis & follow up?
Prognosis fair: Stage IIb breast cancer is usually palpable at 2-5 cm. and at time of procedure to remove lesion, sentinel nodes are + suggesting axillary dissection and reason for neoadjuvant therapy. Lymphovascular invasion increases chance for recurrence. With Her2+ Herceptin (trastuzumab) with chemo should be used and PET/CAT needed to assure met foci not missed in distal organs. Carful follow up needed. ...Read more
Flow: Relative T-cell lymphocytosis
CBC: Relative lymphocytosis(+low abs. neutrophil)
1 year-Swollen lymph node @left jaw/neck area
Pls get evaluated: by your primary doctor who would refer you if needed, what you are describing is sketchy and variable and needs to be put in context with other findings in your history, physical examination and other studies, good luck ...Read more
Only sometimes...: I agree cll is not curable for most patients. For some patients who are robust, a consultation at a marrow /stem cell transplant center is warranted as there are investigational approaches that have helped some patients, some who appear cured. A note of caution- bone marrow transplant is the riskiest thing one can do to try to treat this disease and may lead to earlier death though. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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