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Dr. John Yim Dr. Yim
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Is stage 2 breast cancer bad?

Dr. John Yim Dr. Yim
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Is stage 2 breast cancer bad?

It is curable.: All breast cancer is bad, but the prognosis changes with stages. So the lowest stage has the best prognosis and the highest stage, stage 4, has the worst prognosis. Technically there is a stage 0 which is something called dcis, which hasn't invaded out of the ducts. Stage 1 is better than stage 2 but stage 2 is definitely curable. You can never know you are cured for sure so follow up is necessary. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

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


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If someone were to go from stage 1 cancer to stage 2 then 3 then 4, how long does each stage last?

If someone were to go from stage 1 cancer to stage 2 then 3 then 4, how long does each stage last?

Depends: Depends on the type of cancer and even then it varies a lot. Also, cancer progression rarely happens in steps. May be diagnosed as stage 1, 2, or 3 and when it recurs, it is often stage 4. May also present as stage 4. ...Read more

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How serious is stage 2 pancreas cancer?

How serious is stage 2 pancreas cancer?

Pancreatic Cancer: Pancreatic cancer is very serious and stage 2 is very serious. Please discuss this with your oncologist for most up to date info information in natural history, treatments, expectations, services etc. ...Read more

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Can a person survive forever with second stage of livet cancer?

Can a person survive forever with second stage of livet cancer?

No one lives forever: Liver cancer is a serious illness and survival depends on the treatment given and the response to treatment. There are too many variables to provide a meaningful answer in an individual case. See this site for more info.

http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/livercancer/detailedguide/liver-cancer-staging. ...Read more

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Can PEMF help with stage 2 cancer post surgery?

No evidence: Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is used to help bone heal and maybe for depression. If someone is trying to sell you a PEMF unit for cancer therapy, call your local prosecuting attorney. ...Read more

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Cancer specialist: Can a person with stage 2 or 3 cancer ever become cancer free? If yes, does it depend upon the type of cancer?

Cancer specialist: Can a person with stage 2 or 3 cancer ever become cancer free? If yes, does it depend upon the type of cancer?

Yes, many do!: The modern treatments can cure more than half of stage 2 pateints and some of the stage 3 pateints also. But it is dependent on the type of Cancer. For example breast Cancer and melanoma have high cure rates after surgery has removed such tumors. Lung Cancers have lower cure rate. I hope this answers your question. Let us know if more info is needed. ...Read more

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Can a person be cured if there is stage 2 pancreatic cancer?

Can a person be cured if there is stage 2 pancreatic cancer?

It is possible: Hi. How are you? So the biopsy came back positive? I'm sorry. You know the statistics. Cure IS possible. What you need is a very experienced medical center with a very experienced team in treating pancreatic adenocarcinoma, a healthy coping mechanism, support of friends & loved ones (including pets), and some plain ol' good luck. Is a Whipple planned? We'll be thinking of you. Keep us posted. T ...Read more

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What are treatments for stage 2 colon cancer?

What are treatments for stage 2 colon cancer?

Surgery...: If prevention and early detection efforts have failed, and colon cancer results, then surgical removal of the cancer is the primary treatment step. Assuming the tumor has not invaded through the GI tract, then surgery may be considered curative. Adjuvant treatments can be offered appropriate to pre- and post-operative assessments. ...Read more

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I have stage 2 low grade 1 ovarian cancer after op no macroscopic disease. Onc insist no chemo needed. Is there evidence that it makes a differenc?

I have stage 2 low grade 1 ovarian cancer after op no macroscopic disease. Onc insist no chemo needed. Is there evidence that it makes a differenc?

Seek another opinion: There is evidence for chemo after surgery in stage ii ovarian cancer Ella (ulipristal acetate) prevent recurrent disease. There are a few subsets of ovarian ca that may not require chemo but classic path should be treated even if there is no macro disease. ...Read more

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What does stage 2 to 3 pancreatic cancer mean?

What does stage 2 to 3 pancreatic cancer mean?

Vascular involvement: The distinction between stage ii and iii hinges on the involvement of the arteries known as the celiac axis and the superior mesenteric artery. Specialist centers will treat a questionable stage iii as borderline resectable using chemo and radiation in an effort to get to resection. Seek help in a major center; this is an area where missteps occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs for stage 2 lung cancer?

Few: Stage 2 lung cancer is still early stage. Most early stage lung cancers are found by accident, looking for something else. Most late stage lung cancers are found due to symptoms, like chest pain, coughing up blood, weight loss, etc. One of the earliest signs would be cough, due to airway irritation. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms for stage 2 lung cancer?

Depends.: Lung cancer typically has no obvious symptoms. That's why so difficult to diagnose early. If already diagnosed then some symptoms depending on location and size may be cough/shortness of breath/weight loss/blood clot/abnormal chest xray. Rarelly coughing blood up. Stage 2 now has a much better prognosis. ...Read more

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What is stage 2 cancer in the womb and can it be cured also what are the treatments?

What is stage 2 cancer in the womb and can it be cured also what are the treatments?

Early stage 95%: With early detection of uterine cancer, with radical surgery, advanced current chemoradiation the cure will be will be 95% for 5 year survival. Stage ii of uterine cancer is confined to uterus with cervix involvement but no spread to lymph nodes. For stage ii it will be 70%. ...Read more

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What are the risk in second stage of liver cancer?

What are the risk in second stage of liver cancer?

Progression: Sounds like you are using the TNM classification for liver cancer staging. The risk is progression, worsening liver failure and death. Liver transplant is the only way to survive. Prognosis & survival can be prolonged by minimally invasive interventional radiology procedures - chemo-embolization, radio-embolization, & thermal-ablation. These can also be done as a bridge to liver transplantation! ...Read more

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Nasopharynx cancer (npc)! My father has npc second stage. Is there a cure? What are his odds of survival?

Good: Nasopharynx cancer is easily treated. In second stage therei are cervical lymph nodes but when high in neck it is easy to encompass a field where the pharyngeal lesion is hit by cross RT beams and the neck also treated with RT. Chemo is then given which in most instances is successful. Surgery most of the time is not indicated. ...Read more

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What's the difference in life expectancy between stage 2 and stage 3 ovarian cancer?

Yes, major differenc: Stage 2 ovarian cancer (spread limited to pelvic area only has a much better cure rate (>50%) than with stage-3 Ovarian cancer which means it has spread into the belly). Stage 3 is the most common stage of presentation; this means high mortality rate, yet 25% to 30% of such women can expect to be cured with the proper use of modern chemotherapy combined with debulking surgery. ...Read more

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I just found out I have melanoma skin cancer, stage 2. Any good oral medication for it?

I just found out I have melanoma skin cancer, stage 2. Any good oral medication for it?

Melanoma surgery: If you have melanoma on the skin the only good treatment is complete surgical removal. If you have melanoma that is spread in the body then you need chemotherapy. Stage 2 would require complete surgical removal and then some testing to make sure there is no spread in to the glands or the other body parts. No oral medication will fix melanoma. ...Read more

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Did sarcoidosis appear in stages? Like cancer have stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4. And if do what appear in stage 1?

Did sarcoidosis appear in stages? Like cancer have stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4. And if do what appear in stage 1?

Lung sarcoidosis: Lung sarcoidosis can be classified into 5 different staging on chest radiograph. (st 0-4).
On the stage I : you would see hilar or mediastinal lymph nodes enlargement. ...Read more

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Is being diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and being a diagnosed with stage 2 but having a recurrence later the same in terms if prognosis?

Is being diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and being a diagnosed with stage 2 but having a recurrence later the same in terms if prognosis?

Prognosis is stage: It is stage-dependent. Once the Cancer has relapsed the prognosis is bad as the disease is typically fatal. As long as it remains stage-2, there is hope for a better prognosis as long as the disease is not visibly present. In one individual the prognosis and outcome is ultimately same although numerically speaking survival is longer as long as the Cancer has not shown up in the tests. ...Read more

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I had a tt in dec '11 since I had stage 2 thyroid cancer. Since then I have not been the same. Meds have been changed several times what can I do?

I had a tt in dec '11 since I had stage 2 thyroid cancer. Since then I have not been the same. Meds have been changed several times what can I do?

Can be difficult: While many patients feel fine on thyroid hormone pills after thyroid surgery, others have more trouble feeling "just right". One reason for this might be that for thyroid cancer patients, docs aim for thyroid levels just a little higher than people are used to. That has to be balanced against risk of recurrence. Some people feel better with a little T3 (liothyronine) and a lower dose of t4. Ask your doctor! ...Read more

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If I skip tamoxifen will my stage 2 pancreas cancer come back?

Tamoxifen: If your doctors have diagnosed pancreatic cancer and prescribed Tamoxifen for treatment please follow their advice. Do not skip Tamoxifen unless and until you discuss this with your doctors.
Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Young male with stage 2 lung cancer and does not want treament how long to live?

Young male with stage 2 lung cancer and does not want treament how long to live?

Stage II mostly: Involves hilar nodes, and a lesion 2 cm or less. If that fits, you've llikely had surgery. Lung cancer kills by local recurrence but more distant metastases: brain, liver, bones. These do not all happen at once. Fewer than 50% survive 5 years with treatment, and as symptoms develop, you may change your mind. ...Read more

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Dad had colon cancer stage 2 at 63. I'm 44. Just took pinnacle biolab 2nd gen fit test with negative result. Need colonoscopy?

Dad had colon cancer stage 2 at 63. I'm 44. Just took pinnacle biolab 2nd gen fit test with negative result. Need colonoscopy?

See answer: Most recommendations suggest screening starting age 50. 75% of colon cancers are not familial or hereditary. Having a father with colon cancer increases your risk by at least 20%. HOWEVER YOUR ABSOLUTE RISK IS STILL LOW. You cannot be faulted for wanting a colonoscopy before age 50 but it's not absolutely necessary. *Focus should be on PREVENTION, not detection: **see comments below for specifics. ...Read more

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Colon cancer stage 2, pt 65y/o. Had 1 + mass, multiple benign polops. All of the colon was removed. Is chemo recommended? No matastatas noted.

Colon cancer stage 2, pt 65y/o. Had 1 + mass, multiple benign polops. All of the colon was removed. Is chemo recommended? No matastatas noted.

No chemo needed: There is no evidence that chemotherapy benefits patients with stage 2 colon cancer. It is often given, however. There might be a reason to give it if the cancer was obstructing or perforated as that can worsen the likelihood for cure with surgical resection alone. ...Read more

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How long does chemotherapy for stage 2 lung cancer last?

How long does chemotherapy for stage 2 lung cancer last?

Adjuvant Chemo: Stage ii is mostly n-1 +, but now includes t-size > 5cm. The facts are more for n-1+. 12 weeks (4 cycles). The supporting trials and chemotherapy are all canadian or european. A recent european trial used the chemotherapy before. I would not advise this without a long discussion with your oncologist about benefit/risk. ...Read more

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Why does stage 2 lung cancer after cancer has been removed with surgery still have a poor prognosis?

Why does stage 2 lung cancer after cancer has been removed with surgery still have a poor prognosis?

Guarded, not poor: Tiny groups of cancer cells have often spread -- but they often haven't. Some cancers are better at early spreading than others. The pathologist can help your doctor estimate the odds. ...Read more

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Can you can tell me if I can fall pregnant after surgery? I'm in stage 2-3 cervical cancer. Is there hope of having a baby?

Talk to Surgeon: There is a good chance that you can become pregnant after conservative surgery for cervical cancer. However, the cervix itself might become incompetent after the operation and have to be watched closely. Your surgeon will be able to discuss this more clearly with you. ...Read more

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Does most women with stage 2 breast cancer always have a recurrence?

Does most women with stage 2 breast cancer always have a recurrence?

No: At least 80% survival at 5 years without breast cancer recurrence, but depends more on cell type, hormone receptors, dna of the tumor cells, response to treatments, etc the oncologist would have much more information specific to this situation. ...Read more