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Does a HBV patient need life long treatment of interferon?

Does a HBV patient need life long treatment of interferon?

Interferon is finite: Interferon is used for a specific period of time (decided upon by your hepatologist and you) and works better for some types of hbv over others. The hope is that , if it works, interferon clears the infection (done). Other medications like lamivudine, adefovir, entecavir, tenofovir and telbivudine need to be continued at this point lifelong. Resistance can occur & there are long term toxicities. ...Read more

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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Stage 3 peritoneal cancer life expectancy without any treatment?

Stage 3 peritoneal cancer life expectancy without any treatment?

Not good: Without treatment the cancer will continue to spread. There is no way to predict course or anticipate miracles. The survival rate at 3 years WITH treatment is about 60%. ...Read more

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I've recently been diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. What is the life expectancy without medical treatment?

I've recently been diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. What is the life expectancy without medical treatment?

Depends: Non hodgkin's lymphoma is not a disease but a huge container of diseases with all sort of behaviors and prognoses. Some nhl patients may live decades without treatment (may not even know they have it) whereas in others, death may come in weeks or months. Your oncologist can explain that to you in more detail based on your specific situation. Best to you. ...Read more

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Throat cancer life expectancy with treatment?

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Throat cancer life expectancy with treatment?

Depends: It depends on what kind of throat cancer, the stage of the cancer, the hpv status if this is a mouth cancer, whether you are a smoker or not, what kind of therapy did you receive etc. The earlier the stage the better your life expectancy would be. The prognosis of hpv + associated mouth cancer , non smoker-would be better than hpv negative mouth cancer who smokes and drink alcohol. D/w with md. ...Read more

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What is the average life span for stage 4 lung cancer without treatment?

What is the average life span for stage 4 lung cancer without treatment?

Depends: All limited! but if small cell, short. Others relate to cell type, location of metastases , other personal risk factors. 1-4 years, few at five. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with stage 4 renal cancer without treatment ?

How long can a person live with stage 4 renal cancer without treatment ?

Depends on site: Survival will depend on location of metastasis, concomitant medical conditions, age, and nutritional status. Almost all patients with stage IV renal cell cancer are incurable. However, carefully selected patients may benefit from surgical resection of localized metastatic disease. Only 8-10% of patients with stage 4 kidney cancer are alive at 5 years. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with stage 4 kidney cancer without treatment?

How long can a person live with stage 4 kidney cancer without treatment?

Read this article: http://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-cancer/kidney-cancer-prognosis-stage#overview1

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What is the life expectancy for someone living with cancer?

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What is the life expectancy for someone living with cancer?

Depends: It will depend on so many factors - the type of cancer, the stage of cancer, the biology/other prognostic/predictive factors; type of treatments, your respond to therapy, your overall medical condition etc. Some cancer can be cured thus the life expectancy will be similar to other people who dont have cancer. ...Read more

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What is life expectance after diagnosis of pbc?

What is life expectance after diagnosis of pbc?

Define please: I don't know what you mean by "pbc." please be more specific, without abbreviations. Thank you. ...Read more

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Stage 2 a colon cancer patient can live long and healthy life after complete treatment and cure?

Stage 2 a colon cancer patient can live long and healthy life after complete treatment and cure?

Still good prognosis: Stage ii still confined to wall of colon , most of the centers close 90% 5 yr survival rates along with chemo. Will have healthy normal life. ...Read more

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Stage 2 a colon cancer patient can live long and healthy life after complete treatment and cure?

Stage 2 a colon cancer patient can live long and healthy life after complete treatment and cure?

Yes, absolutely: The majority of stage 2 colon cancer patients are cured with the surgery alone. A smaller group of stage 2 colon cancers have already spread, but are not evident in the specimen or during the imaging. So the answer to your question is yes, they can, but close follow up is a must. ...Read more

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How long is the life expectancy for emphizima ?

How long is the life expectancy for emphizima ?

Depends: Emphysema can lead to death but the effect depends on severity of the emphysema as well as other illnesses. More commonly, emphysema just makes you more fragile - i.e. More likely to die from things that wouldn't kill someone who didn't have the emphysema for example. ...Read more

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What's the average life expectancy for someone with liver failure?

What's the average life expectancy for someone with liver failure?

Depends: There are 2 main categories of liver failure-- compensated or uncompensated. Compensated means that the liver while profoundly injured, can still perform basic functions. How long a person can live with liver failure depends on the reversibility of the injury and the severity of the injury. This can range from days to several months. Liver transplantation can be curative, in some cases. ...Read more

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Does 3rd stage in lungs cancer curable or can we prolong patient's life by treatment ..?

Does 3rd stage in lungs cancer curable or can we prolong patient's life by treatment ..?

Sometimes: There are some long-term remissions with stage 3 lung cancer ranging from 10 to 20% depending on the extent of lymph nodes with cancer in the mediastinum. Concurrent chemotherapy and radiation +/- surgery can prolong substantially patient's life. ...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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What is life expectancy for someone with cardiomegaly?

What is life expectancy for someone with cardiomegaly?

Highly variable: 30 years ago, life expectancy was severely shortened for people with cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart) but with modern treatments, it's much improved. Beyond that vague answer, we would need more details to be more specific. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more