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How Bad Is Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer
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
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
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
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
Sometimes painful: If the tumor has spread to the chest wall or diaphragm it can be painful but pain is not usual ...Read more
It is locally advanc: When the tumor in the breast is quite advanced, often more than 5 cm(>2 inches) in size and starting to cause local skin invasion and also spreading into multiple lymph nodes in the arm pit. ...Read more
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
Advanced: Breast cancer survival is correlated with it's stage, which is predominantly based on the cancer size, it's growth, and lymph node involvement. Stage 3 means that the cancer has grown into the chest wall or skin and/or multiple lymph nodes (including areas outside the armpit) are involved. These are all signs that chemotherapy is needed for potential cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a bad cancer: Liver cancer is a very serious type of cancer and carries a high mortality. If it is surgically removable(stage 1/2), then there is a chance for cure. For stage 3 it will take a lot of effort between multiple specialists involved to try controlling it but the chances for success are small. You should seek treatment by a specialist at a cancer center. ...Read more
Not good: Unfortunately pure testis choriocarcinoma prognosis is poor, in stage iii lymph nodes of both sides of diaphragm are involveed with out organ involvement , with recent advances in chemotherapy other forms , seminoma and some germ cell tumors has much better prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
More than 50%: This is a hard question. Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer. It depends on whether it's stage3a, b or c, and the time of survival. At 5 years after diagnosis, 50-60% of women with stage 3 breast cancer are alive. Other factors are age, receptor status of the tumor, number of lymph nodes involved, and treatment. Remember that survival is improving all the time! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom has stage iiic ovarian cancer, finished 4th chemo, bloating has returned. Does this mean her cancer is progressing? Ca125 is 981 from 4250?
We can not answer th: In all sicerity we can not answer that as we do not have enough information this question better be answered by the oncologist who is treating you ask him/her at your next appointment. ...Read more
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
Death: Hopefully, a dignified and graceful passing from this earth. ...Read more
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