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Doctor insights on: Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Life Expectancy

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I was diagnosed with cerebral amyloid angiopathy? What do I do?

I was diagnosed with cerebral amyloid angiopathy? What do I do?

Get a second opinion: Let's point out that this is a disorder of older adults, and unless you have a genetic tendency in your family, or you have a rather complex presentation, this is not such a straightforwards clinical diagnosis, and may need brain biopsy. Look further for your diagnostic confirmation. ...Read more

Amyloid (Definition)

Amyloid is a kind of protein which can build up and accumulate in tissues and organs causing the organ to fail. The disease called amyloidosis occurs when the amyloid buildup causes organ problems. It may be seen associated with other diseases such as multiple myeloma, and can occur on its own. In alzheimer's disease amyloid can build up in the brain and brain ...Read more


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I have cerebral amyloid angiopathy,can you offer any suggestions on how to cope with this?

I have cerebral amyloid angiopathy,can you offer any suggestions on how to cope with this?

Merits an expert: This can occur with aging, in families with a genetic propensity, or due to aluminum in the water supply. Since it is a metabolic disorder, a consultation and exam by an expert (neurologist or cardiovascular MD) can help sort out the pertinent factors. A genetic fix has not yet been determined; however, it is hoped that one or more will be found since one of the risks is of a hemorrhagic stroke. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?i was diagnose withe cerebral amayloid angiopathy in May 2015. I am on Keppra

What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?i was diagnose withe cerebral amayloid angiopathy in May 2015.
I am on Keppra

No one explained?: If no one explained your condition, I suggest you use HealthTap Prime to talk to a live doctor it. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) leads to the development of strokes - subarachnoid brain bleeds. They usually start after age 55, but sometimes earlier. The prognosis is poor - you can't "cure" CAA & strokes build up. However, pts have been known to live to 83 (& beyond) by following a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

Varies: Has a genetic mutation been discovered? There are several different types and it would be worthwhile finding whether one of these is present -- both for prognosis, and as information for the family. I'd try to answer this first, and even then, no one can predict months-or-years beyond giving a range / survival curves. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I need some help regarding cerebral amlid angiopathy, what can you tell me?

Too general: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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What is cerebral amlid angiopathy?

What is cerebral amlid angiopathy?

Amyloid deposits: A pathological condition of blood vessels where amyloid ( a type of protein ) is deposited deposited jn the small vessels of brain and surrounding brain tissue, as seen in Alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

Who knows!: So sorry about your son. All of his conditions you could think might cause a shorter life span for all sorts of reasons, but with good care one never knows. Accidents, poor nutrition ( because he doesn't eat well), progressive brain deterioration if repeated seizures, infections, general stress with its harmful physical effects, all could contribute to premature death. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

Yes: Depends on the vascular condition. Brain aneurysms are a known risk factor for brain hemorrhage. Vasculitis is another one. ...Read more

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What's the approximate life expectancy with osteosarcoma metastasised to brain?

What's the approximate life expectancy with osteosarcoma metastasised to brain?

Most likely <6months: Difficulty question because many factors determine prognosis like patient's functionality, nutritional status, and age. Patients with osteosarcoma metastatic to brain is rare. Most will spread to bones and lung. If the tumor cannot be resected due to multiple sites, then radiation is delivered. If a single site some aggressive oncologists surgically remove it and then radiate. Likely <6months here. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the life expectancy for a person who has a gleostoma tumor in his brain?

Please help! what is the life expectancy for a person who has a gleostoma tumor in his brain?

GBM?: Gbm has a grave prognosis despite surgery radiation, or chemotherapy. It is the most common primary brain tumor (cancer). Perhaps the patient might consider entering/enrolling into a GBM treatment study? ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who has brain metastasis?

What is the life expectancy of someone who has brain metastasis?

Varies: The short answer has always been, "six months." obviously you can't mark a calendar with this number.

I have personally seen patients live for way longer than this, up to several years, especially with aggressive treatment (chemo, radiation).

There is no easy answer to this question. I would also remind you that after brain metastases, it's more about quality than quantity. I wish you luck. ...Read more

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What would be the life expectancy of someone with astrocytoma on brain?

What would be the life expectancy of someone with astrocytoma on brain?

Which grade ?: The answer to your question depends on the histological tumor grade (world health organization (who) grades 1-4), size of the tumor, location, and patient age etc. High grade tumors such as glioblastoma may take one's life in 10 months or less. ...Read more

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After major stroke that affected 3 lobes on left brain due to 100% blockage of coroided how will this effect my life expectancy?

After major stroke that affected 3 lobes on left brain due to 100% blockage of coroided how will this effect my life expectancy?

Depends: Carotid arterial disease is a strong marker for heart disease. Your life expectancy will depend on the co-morbid disease you have: especially in your heart, which should be evaluated after you've sufficiently recovered from your stroke. Good luck, my friend. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of Ambien (zolpidem) on the brain? I was told a shorter life expectancy, particularly in women. Is this accurate?

What are the long term effects of Ambien (zolpidem) on the brain? I was told a shorter life expectancy, particularly in women. Is this accurate?

No: Taken correctly as your doctor prescribes, Ambien (zolpidem) will not shorten your life span. It is for temporary sleep support only. Whoever told you there was a shorter life expectancy was incorrect, either mistakenly or purposefully. ...Read more

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Could benign brain tumours always shorten life expectancy?

Could benign brain tumours always shorten life expectancy?

Should be normal: The great majority of the time, a benign brain tumor will not shorten the life span at all. There are a small percentage of tumors that are benign, but are located in a critical area of the brain, such as the brainstem. These may compress the brain and might be inoperable due to location. Fortunately, these situations are rare. ...Read more

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My cancer has moved to the brain. What can we expect next and what is the life expectancy?

My cancer has moved to the brain. What can we expect next and what is the life expectancy?

Unable to predict: Any tumor spreading to the brain is not a good sign, but it is not possible to provide a time line of events. Tumors and individuals all vary and make it impossible to predict behavior of any given case. ...Read more

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How long is the life expectancy of stage 5 brain cancer?

How long is the life expectancy of stage 5 brain cancer?

You mean stage IV: Unfortunately stage IV is terminal stage in months , fingers in one hand is enough, reducing brain edema making life as comfortable as is the main aim at this stage. ...Read more

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Following being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is life expectancy?

Following being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is life expectancy?

Really depends: Are you talking a primary brain tumor or metastatic disease from another site.
If a primary brain tumor, it depends on a few features - what grade - ie grade 2, 3, or 4, patient age, and other comorbidities.
Grade 2s live about 10 years
grade 3s live about 3-5 years
grade 4s live
if metastatic disease, survival is less than 1 year (if not shorter). ...Read more

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After being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is the average life expectancy?

After being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is the average life expectancy?

See belowl: It depends on whter the canceer is primary inthe brain or is a metastaic lesion. Metastasis can be treated by irradiation oor escison and cna buy up to a year in life wthil primary brain cancer is much more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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