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How Long Can You Live With Pancreatic Cancer Without Treatment
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
Consider treatment: In a recent study, patients with stage IV liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) were randomized to receive either a new drug (sorafenib) or a placebo (sugar pill). Patients taking the medication sorafenib lived about 11 months. Patients in the placebo group lived an average of 8 months. Every patient is different, but this is about what you could expect with no treatment. Speak with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Tumors come in many shapes, sizes and locations. They vary dramatically in their aggressiveness and speed of growth. Some can double in a few days, some will take years. A slow growing tumor in your leg might never cause death, a rapidly growing tumor in your brain could cause death in a few weeks. More information needed to give a useful answer. ...Read more
Even years: Most cancers, apart from field change cancers, tend to start from a single cell which multiplies by division. Some divide very slowly. A small cancer within testicle can take a long time before it is detected. Not all testicular tumors present as a hard lump which is esay to detect. (field change tumors occur in lining of urinary tract, especially bladder, or lung after exposure to carcinogens). ...Read more
Depends: It depends on many things: (1) how severe the COPD is; (2) how many symptoms you have from it; (3) if you are still smoking or not. Some people have very mild COPD that doesn't need treatment and can live a long time with it. Others need inhalers and other treatments; others may need oxygen. So, it really depends on how bad it is and what other factors are present. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Tough disease: Adrenal cancer tends to be an aggressive type. Additionally, unlike breast & colon cancer, there aren't many effective drugs to treat it. Consequently, the survival for patients with adrenal cancer tends to be rather low. That being said, there are rare cases that can be completely removed with surgery and controlled for many years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Ovarian cancer that is caught early enough can be cured with surgery and you can live a normal life. Ovarian cancer that can't be cured can be treated repeatedly. Many women live for years with ovarian cancer with intermittent treatment, but each case is different. This is something you should ask your oncologist to be very honest about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends on how bad: That depends a lot on how severe the emphysema is, whether you are still smoking, whether you have symptoms of shortness of breath or coughing or wheezing, etc. Some people do just fine without treatment. Others, depending on the above factors, definitely need treatment. There are great treatments for emphysema, and they can help you feel better and breathe better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Some patients are cured of this disease. Those patients have small tumors that are surgically removed. There are other types such as a serous cystadenomas which are benign. Neuroendocrine tumors can have a long life span. Unfortunately, mostpancreatic cancers are advanced and have a survival of months. ...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
Usually not long: It is quite dismal. Most cancers are discovered late and are unresectable. For localized cancers, resection offers the best chance of cure, and even this is only in the order of 25% at 5 years in the best series...But is better than nothing! ...Read more
?????: This is hard to say. It depends on what stage breast cancer you are dealing with. Breast cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. Before you decide not to pursue treatment, i recommend you get a 2nd opinion to evaluate your options. You may need a different approach and a new team that you feel more comfortable with. Get more info before you throw in the towel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This depends on what kind of tumor you're talking about, and where it is. Sometimes these show themselves early, sometimes they don't. At 16 it's unlikely you have any tumors anywhere -- but please talk with your physician about any concerns you have about your health, or any changes you've noticed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates. The expected 5 year survival rates depend on the stage of the cancer (the size and if it is localized or spread) at the time of diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society, the 5 year survival rate is 14% for Stage IA/ 12% for Stage 1B/7% for Stage 2A/5% for Stage 2B/3% for Stage 3/1% for Stage 4. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on site: Survival will depend on location of metastasis, concomitant medical conditions, age, and nutritional status. Almost all patients with stage IV renal cell cancer are incurable. However, carefully selected patients may benefit from surgical resection of localized metastatic disease. Only 8-10% of patients with stage 4 kidney cancer are alive at 5 years. ...Read more
How long can a person with pancreatic cancer be expected to live without surgery and only with chemo therapy ?
Depends: This really depends on the patient's given clinical situtation including the extent of their disease, other illness that he/she may already have, and their performance status (how well they can or can not do things on their own) but a rough estimate would be about a year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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