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How Long Can Someone With Squamous Cancer Stage 4 Survive
3-6 months: Though survival has been improving in liver cancer over the past decade, the numbers are still not encouraging. For all patients regardless of stage the survival without treatment is less than 1 year. With maximal treatment survival rises to 20-65% at 1 yr and 10-20% at 5 years. For stage IV disease survival is less than 2 months without treatment and as much as 8 months with maximal treatment. ...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
How long can I survive with stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to my liver without chemotherapy?
Hard to say: Hello - there are many treatment options for stage 4 breast cancer. If your cancer is ER or PR positive, hormonal tx can be used. If it is Her2 positive, Herceptin (trastuzumab) and other targeted, non-chemos can be used. If the breast cancer is triple negative then chemo is your best option. There are "mild" chemos, some oral, that can be tried. Average lifespan is usually quite long with treatment. Best ...Read more
Why with out?: Probably (unfortunately) 12 months if untreated, over all IV a has17% IV b has 15% survival rate, also depends on type of tumor and cell activity etc. Good palliation is possible now with chemo radiation, currently great chemo therapeutic agents are available palliation is getting better. ...Read more
Quite variable: Stage IV cancer generally means that the cancer has spread from its organ of origin to other organs. How long you have to live depends on where the cancer originated. For example, stage IV breast or colon cancer is much more easily treated than stage IV pancreatic or gallbladder cancer. So you need additional information to fully answer your question. ...Read more
Yes: If they respond to treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hard to Know: Many healthy people get cancer. Stage IV just means that the cancer has spread around the body away from where it started (metastases). Some cancers spread around the body very early and the tumor where it started might be small and asymptomatic by the time that the metastases are detected. Fast growing cancers probably start 2-6 mo before diagnosis. Slow ones probably take a few years. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my wife has survived stage 4 cancer is there any organization that will do something for her?
Need more info: First of all, her doctor is a good source of information. The American Cancer Society has a great website with resources, help, and support. Without knowing more about what kind of cancer she had, how long ago, what kind of treatment she was given, and what her most recent exams and scans show, it's hard to know what advice to give you. I also am not sure what "something" you want done for her? ...Read more
Depends on level of tumor burden and response of tumor to treatment
here is a good resource:
http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/liver-cancer. ...Read more
Lots of ways to be: Stage iv, and lots of treatment options; survival depends on how much disease you have. Treatment relieves symptoms and makes living more enjoyable. (orchiectomy, anti-hormones, even vaccines). While some disease kills people quickly, even very advanced bony disease can live years. The small cell type is distinctive and bad...Short prognosis. ...Read more
Not so good: When we are talking womb cancer it may mean a several things. It is important to differentiate which one you are refereeing to. If it is ovarian cancer, the prognosis is very poor. If it endometrial cancer the prognosis is generally bad. If it is cervical cancer, the prognosis is better than the above two but still stage IV is far advanced. There are few tumors that have good prognosis even. ...Read more
It depends: Stage-4 bladder cancer has good treatments available such that about half of the patients do well by showing good regression of their tumors. About 15-20% achieve complete response (cr). Some of the patients in cr have a long term control of their cancer and are cured of this disease. To get good results, seek an expert in gu-medical oncology at a major cancer center as your treating oncologist. ...Read more
Most do not live long.
If someone seems to be out living the situation, may need to reconsider the original, diagnosis! ...Read more
4-18 months: Stage 4 stomach (gastric) cancer means the cancer has spread or metastasized to sites far from the stomach. Unfortunately, the prognosis is poor. The median range of survival for stage 4 gastric cancer is 4 - 18 months. Experimental treatment options may be available depending upon your locale. ...Read more
Depends: Most "liver cancers" are not from the liver but metastatic from other places. The prognosis will vary depending on the source and aggressiveness of the primary cancer. Also depends on the general health, the number of lesions, and how aggressive is the treatment given. A precious few patients can be potentially cured under the right circumstances and with the right therapy. Most, sadly, will not. ...Read more
Depends: Unfortunately esophageal cancer is an aggressive one but if u catch it early it has a better chance of not recurring. It all depends on the primary stage of the disease. Stage I is good. Higher stages have more chances of recurring. Every cancer is unique and u should discuss your particular case prognosis with your oncologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Tumor stage: Declares extent by t, n and m characteristics at the start. Many confuse "stage" as a calendar and a step-wise progression that can be predictably timed...Thus your question. The uterus is divided between cervix and corpus or body. The body usually refers to the endometrial lining, and the stage by invasion into the muscle. Stage IV almost always means distant disease. Some start there. ...Read more
Yes: Some live 10+ years, some do not make it to 1year post-diagnosis. It depends on the nature of the tumor, where it has spread to, how much of it there is and in how many places, and how well it responds to treatment. Some stage 4 cancers can be removed entirely by surgery, but all require some form of chemotherapy for full treatment. Discuss with an experienced surgeon and oncologist! ...Read more
Does happy life really able to make patient with stage 4 cancer lives longer after having chemotherapy?
Maybe: A positive attitude is just as important to treatment as is the treatment in my opinion. I think the body recovers faster if hope is not lost. ...Read more
Lung cancer: Unfortunately, stage 4 lung cancer is almost always fatal. The average survival of people with stage 4 lung cancer who undergo chemotherapy is about a year. Some people live much longer than a year, but only rarely will someone live more than 3-5 years. Discuss your particular situation with your oncologist. ...Read more
Survival: Only god knows how long we are going to live and when we are going to die. Having said that, at least based on studies we have on average - 15 months would be the average survival rate. It could be shorter or longer than that. With better understanding about the biology of the cancer and the use of newer biological agents in the appropriate case- survival would be longer hopefully. ...Read more
Is it possible, that stage 3lung cancer, squamous cell can live longer than 5 yrs? After having lobectomy.
Yes: Be positive. While survival rates are population based, actual survival is individual. It is either 100% or 0% for the individual. Key to cancer survival is comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. Surgical resection, if indicated should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope this link assists you: http://goo. Gl/2cdq9. ...Read more
What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin? Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?
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
Diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer at age of 85.Bleeding from rectum with clots. If unable to stop bleeding, approximately how long to live?
Depends: It is difficult to speculate how long someone lives without knowing the full details of your disease and factors about yourself. Even if stage iv, treatments that can improve your quality of life are very viable options. This can include radiation therapy to help control bleeding, etc. For cancer, it is best to have a multidisciplinary team (doctors from different specialities) weigh in. ...Read more
Deep question: I am sorry to hear of your illness. This is a question best posed to the doctor who knows you and your entire case. S/he has been following you, and will be able to discuss the process with you. Even so, s/he will not be able to give you an exact time, and you may also rebound at least temporarily from what seems like worsening symptoms. Please know there is help at all stages of illness. ...Read more
Stage 4 lung Ca.: A few months, somewhere between 3 months or shorter to 8 months on average depending on the extent of disease and tumor aggressiveness. But I want to emphasize stage 4 lung cancer is not curable, but treatable. I encourage you to see local oncologist, fully review the case, and possibly start treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more
Spread is rare: Squamous cell cancer of the skin remains localized for many years and therefore is curable when excised with a small operation. It can spread if neglected for a long time (years). On rare occasions it can be more aggressive than the garden variety that I have described above. So it is best to take care of it within one or two months from the time of diagnosis. ...Read more
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