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How Do They Know How Long You Live With Cancer
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
Stage 4 : Life expectancy depends mainly on the type of tumor, plus many other factors. Age, physical health, medications, other underlying medical conditions, performance status are just to name a few. There is no fixed number, just an estimate. Depending on the patient and all the factors summed up above, that number can vary from a few weeks to as long as 5 years. ...Read more
Can't be answered: Your question is too encompassing. Cancer is not one disease but a large number of diseases with different behaviors. Some cancers like burkitts lymphoma will develop and cause death within weeks whereas others like some forms of prostate cancer will never show up and will be detected incidentally during autopsy. ...Read more
Depends on stage: Deoending on stage and tumor type, if a primary is resected and no mets present one can be cured. If a pancreatectomy is performed and no nodal disease present the survival is no better than 10% at 2 years. If a breast cancer is resected with bone mets, when treated one can survive more than 5 years. In general lymphomas have a cure rate near 90%.with anti CD20 drugs ...Read more
See an oncologist: You give no information about your cancer. If you have not ben treated, see a cancer specialist. If you've been treated and failed, go to a university hospital if they have access to new treatments(protocols) that have not been released to the general population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long life to you!: With a diagnosis of cancer, don't give up! speak frankly with your doctors as to the extent & aggressiveness of your particular tumor. Treatment options are almost as varied as there are cancers to treat. Your medical team will help you choose the one right for your cancer type, age, resources, & comorbidities. No one will fault you, once fully informed, if you opt for a less aggressive approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends...: Different type of cancers develops differently. For example, it takes approximately 10 years for colon cancer to do so, hence the recommendation to have colon checked every 10 years. Breast cancer is generally more rapid. Pacreatic cancer is yet even faster... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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