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How Do They Know How Long You Live With Cancer
We don't.: This is often a very difficult, if not impossible, question to answer for patients. Knowing someone's cancer type and stage and overall health, we can look at statistics of comparable patients and provide estimates of response to therapy, but this is, at best, an educated guess. Statistics are for populations, not for individuals--what does someone look like who has "70% survived" a cancer? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly a long time: Some oral cancers grows lowly and people can live with them for many months or even a year or two with minimal symptoms. ...Read more
I wanna know how long the patiend of advanced colon metastatic cancer ( which spread to the liver and lungs) will live?
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
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
Averages: So kind of by definition, when people think about a prognosis they are quoted an average or median. If it is a median then by definition half of the people will live longer and half of the people will live shorter. Generally speaking unless death is eminent (<2-3 days), doctors tend to be very bad at predicting how long people have to live. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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