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How many estimated survivors of hepatoblastoma?

How many estimated survivors of hepatoblastoma?

More info needed: There are different types of hepatoblastoma and different causes, from genetic, to maternal alcoholism, to use of hormones by Mom to the Beckwih Wiedemann syndrome which can be associated with enlarged abdominal organs and blood glucose issues. Please consult your physician for more specific information, based on your specific history and histology (type of tumor). Best wishes. ...Read more

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How many survivors of renal cancer?

How many survivors of renal cancer?

See figures below: In 2012, in the us, there are expected to be about 65, 000 new cases of renal cancer and about 13, 500 deaths. ...Read more

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What are the success stories of anyone surviving glioblastoma multiforme?

What are the success stories of anyone surviving glioblastoma multiforme?

Bad tumor: Cerebral tumors of this type are horrible events, and surgical excision may be useful for yrs. We now have some promising medications, and some newer techniques surgically to implant meds. Yet, the best we can do is prolong life for a while. Unfortunately, there are very few success stories. More understanding and research is needed. ...Read more

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Percentage of lumg cancer survivors?

Percentage of lumg cancer survivors?

Depends on stage,etc: Survival and disese free interval are based on many important factors, including stage of cancer, grade of tumor, type of treatment, and potentially the molecular profile of the tumor. ...Read more

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What are metastatic melanoma patients chance sof survival through chemotherapy?

What are metastatic melanoma patients chance sof survival through chemotherapy?

Variable: Depends on how much spread, were e it spread to, and if you are a candidate for chemotherapy. Can be either monthscor multiple years! ...Read more

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Living with cancer. How many millions of americans are cancer survivors now?

Living with cancer.  How many millions of americans are cancer survivors now?

Hard to say/growing.: This number is hard to determine, but it is certainly growing due to the advances in medicine. However, it is estimated by the sun-sentinel (fort lauderdale, florida). 22 january 2009. In their article "cancer survivors face psychological challenges that about 11 million americans alive today—one in 30 people–are either currently undergoing treatment for cancer or have done so in the past. ...Read more

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Could cardiac arrest survivors live a long life?

Could cardiac arrest survivors live a long life?

It is possible. : Outcome after cardiac arrest is influenced by underlying health and age of the patient, cause of arrest, length of time before first response, length of resuscitation, events during resuscitation, and condition afterward. But it is sometimes (not always)possible to have a normal life. The medical team can help in the discussion about prognosis. ...Read more

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Has anyone here survived renal cancer?

Has anyone here survived renal cancer?

Sure: Early stage of renal cancer is curable with surgical resection. The earlier the stage of the cancer, the higher your chance to survive/ to be cured. ...Read more

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Any cases for.Stomach cancer survivors?Thanks

Any cases for.Stomach cancer survivors?Thanks

Difficult to answer: We don't know all stomachs cancer cases to know if there any survivals. ...Read more

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Are there ever radiation oncology clinical trials for lung cancer?

Are there ever radiation oncology clinical trials for lung cancer?

You bet!: Our tax dollars support the rtog which is a goup devoted to studying radiotherapy questions. Other us "cooperative groups" also have components and sometimes specific radiotherapy questions. Punch in 1800-4cancer on the phone to see what's out there. They may even have a website now for the general public! ...Read more

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49 year old male has stage vi lung adenocarcinoma. No gene mutations receiving chemo and avastin (bevacizumab) received radiation on foot and brain. What prognosis?

49 year old male has stage vi lung adenocarcinoma. No gene mutations receiving chemo and avastin (bevacizumab) received radiation on foot and brain. What prognosis?

It varies according : Patients with stage 4 lung cancer have an average survival of 12 months but there is a wide range from 9 months to 18 months. Some patients can live for 2-5 years but that is rare and only happens if their tumor shows a great response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Does radiation therapy cause depression among breast cancer survivors?

Does radiation therapy cause depression among breast cancer survivors?

No: Radiation does not cause this. But the whole process of having cancer and coping with it can lead to depression. Depression should be taken seriously and treated no matter what causes it. ...Read more

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Osteosarcoma mets both lungs, any statistics on survival rates?

Osteosarcoma mets both lungs, any statistics on survival rates?

Specialist help: The are many studies but each case is variable. You are not a statistic. Osteosarcoma pulmonary metastasis: prognostic factors of 88 ... www.asco.org/ascov2/meetings/abstracts?&vmview=abst... May god bless you. ...Read more

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Hasanyone survived hepatocellular carcinoma?

Hasanyone survived hepatocellular carcinoma?

Yes: Depending on the stage of the cancer and the response to treatment (surgical or nonsurgical methods), patients can survive hcc. There are also establish methods to predict survival in patients with hcc that develops in the setting of underlying liver disease, like hepatitis. ...Read more

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What is the post-surgery anaplastic astrocytoma survival rate?

What is the post-surgery anaplastic astrocytoma survival rate?

Anaplastic astrocyto: Anaplastic astrocytomas are a malignant brain tumor that typically required both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Length of post op survival is based on the amount of tumor resected and the response to the various therapies. Long term survival, that is greater than 10 years, are not common. ...Read more

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Brother died of mediastinal germ cell cancer. How can I be sure we did everything? Had chemo, radiation, stem cell transplant, and surgeries.

Brother died of mediastinal germ cell cancer. How can I be sure we did everything? Had chemo, radiation, stem cell transplant, and surgeries.

Forgive my frankness: I'm sorry about your brother. We cure around 90% of these nowadays and the treatments you've listed are the right ones. Sadly, cancer quackery is protected by free speech. Whenever a young person dies, you will be approached by charlatans or their dupes and told, 'if only you had done thus-and-so.' it's hard to respond and simply adds to your pain. You didn't miss an easy 'natural' cure. Peace. ...Read more

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What kinds of losses do cancer survivors feel?

What kinds of losses do cancer survivors feel?

Many kinds.: This can have a feeling of loss on several levels. Surgery might cause change of appearance and/or loss of function, etc.. Other therapy can cause loss of hair, etc.. But the ordeal of cancer and survival can result in loss of time with family and friends. Plans made before this need to be changed, and some aspirations may never be realized. All this can be tempered by the fact of survival. ...Read more

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Can survivors of ruptured brain aneurysm live a normal life following medical treatment?

Can survivors of ruptured brain aneurysm live a normal life following medical treatment?

Yes: After a ruptured brain aneurysm, a patient can live a normal life after surgical/endovascular treatment of the aneurysm. It is important to secure the aneurysm and obliterate it to prevent a of re-bleed.Aggressive treatment up front to prevent potential causes of further insult to the brain are important-ie.Prevent rebleed, treat hydrocephalus, treat vasospasm (spasming of brain vessels post-bleed). ...Read more

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What number of people survive esophageal cancer?

What number of people survive esophageal cancer?

About 40%: Esophageal Ca survival depends on type of tumor and extent of disease when defined. Transesophageal ultra sound is helpful in defining extent of tumor invasion into the wall as well as nodes. PET/CAT looks for distant spread. Pretreatment with RT and chemo followed by surgery in Stage I disease gives about 40-50% five year survival. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy of 49 yr old male with stage IV adenocarcinoma of lung? Receive chemo/avastin radiation last CT showed significant progression

What is life expectancy of 49 yr old male with stage IV adenocarcinoma of lung? Receive chemo/avastin radiation last CT showed significant progression

Hard to say: Predicting how long someone will live with stage IV lung cancer is always difficult. You said that your disease had progressed. I assume that is on a pet/ct scan. It would depend on how much it's progressed. Unfortunately it may be as little as 8 mos. Or less. It depends on any underlying conditions conditions such as copd. I would strongly advise you to discuss this with your oncologist. ...Read more