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How Bad Is Stage 3 Endometriosis
Variable prognosis: Stage-3 Ovarian cancer is an advanced stage of disease. It requires extensive surgery followed by chemotherapy. When used together these two treatments can cure 20%-30% of patients but a majority of patients relapse after the initial response. Once there is relapse, the treatment has limited efficacy, the disease then is largely incurable.But I would look at the positive side of things and be hop ...Read more
Sometimes painful: If the tumor has spread to the chest wall or diaphragm it can be painful but pain is not usual ...Read more
Stages I - IV.: Stage i ovarian cancer means the cancer is only located in the ovaries. Stage ii is when the cancer has spread to other organs in the pelvis, such as the uterus. Stage iii occurs when the cancer spreads beyond the pelvis to other abdominal organs and lymph nodes. Stage iv, the most advanced stage, means the cancer has spread (metastasized) to distant organs like the lungs or liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Sure: Keinbocks disease is occurs for unknown reasons. It's severity is graded 1-4, but not everyone goes through all 4 phases. Sometimes it gets better on it's own or with some surgery. Stage 3 has a and b types with b being worse. Stage 4 is complete collapse of the lunate with associated wrist arthritis. You usually need some type of surgery to make this better. Get checked out by a hand surgeon. ...Read more
CKD prognosis: The prognosis for the progression of ckd would depend on the causes of ckd and how well controlled the underlyng conditions are. All cause mortality increases as kidney function worsens. The leading cause of death in patients with ckd is cardiovascular disease, regardless of whether there is progression to stage 4 and 5. It's important to minimize cardiovascular risks and avoid nephrotoxic drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40-70% 5-yr survival: The most recent statistics from the national cancer database quote the above numbers for stage 3 breast cancer, which varies quite a bit between 3a v. 3b or 3c. Keep in mind that this is based on people diagnosed as long as a decade ago, so it may not reflect the most up-to-date treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Husbnd has stg 4 cirrosis liver cncer, I know the cirrosis is stage 4 but confused about how severe (what stage) liver cancer is?
Hard to say: Typical staging of cirrhosis is by a, b, c and not numbers. There might be another scale that they are using. Liver cancer is associated with cirrhosis. Stages are 1-4. I think that the best way to know is to clarify with the GI doctors to get a clear idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stage 4=cirrhosis: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery + immunoRx: Stage iii melanoma is usually where the regional lymph nodes are involved. The most common treatment is surgical removal of the lymph nodes, sometimes followed by additional treatments ("adjuvant") with immunotherapy, particularly interferons. There are also experimental drugs being tested. Some patients may receive radiation therapy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lymph node disease: Stage 3 rectal cancer describes cancer that has spread to lymph nodes. Stage 3 rectal cancer is treated with surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotehrpay. The order of these treatments mary vary somewhat. Recovery from surgery generally takes about 4 weeks. The course of chemotherapy and radiation is usually 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intestinal adhesions: That may cause GI problems later.Get a more detailed answer ›
Grade 3 stage 2 her 2 breast cancer how deadly is this what is the chances of survival for 70 yr old woman, what to do?
High risk : Grade 3, stage 2, her 2 over expressed, high risk for recurrence. I would recommend adjuvant chemotherapy and Herceptin (trastuzumab). Herceptin (trastuzumab) is then given for a year. If she has not had surgery yet, then one would definitely consider neo adjuvant chemotherapy with Herceptin (trastuzumab) and Pertuzumab. Age is not a reason not to treat! In addition a 70 year old patient may do very well with chemotherapy. Not old. ...Read more
Death: Hopefully, a dignified and graceful passing from this earth. ...Read more
Unpredictable: Most cases of Stage 1 colon cancer are cured with surgery. A small percentage tend to come back with a recurrence, usually in 2-3 years...but it can be shorter or longer time than this...so it is somewhat unpredictable but it is usually within 5 years for those who recur. ...Read more
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