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How Long Do People With Treachers Collins Live For
Up to a normal life: span depending on the which of the various medical problems that may have. ...Read more
Probably normal : Studies prior to effective meds, suggested potential of 8 fewer years of life, but a recent study using betaseron, (interferon beta 1b) suggested a likelihood of full lifespan if appropriate treatement is employed. So, with potent effective therapy which is well-tolerated, you should do fine. Just ascertain that you are on the correct medicine, and, in this day and age, the older injectables are rapidly replaced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis C: All of the information you are asking is changing as we speak. Hepatitis c is becoming treatable and then there will be very little mortality once these treatments are widely available. But in general it is thought that hepatitis c, without effective treatment my kill the infected patient in about 20 years. ...Read more
Depends on age: This is a rare genetic condition that has several different presentations. Infants who begin with symptoms early in life often do have a shortened lifespan. Adult onset is not considered as lethal. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/tay-sachs-disease http://taysachsdisease16.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-is-life-expectancy-of-someone-with.html ...Read more
Depends: Myeloma has a variable natural history. Many patients have had myeloma for years prior to diagnosis without realizing it, while others are diagnosed by screening for monoclonal protein in the blood. Modern hematologists can use advanced treatments like velcade, revlimid, (lenalidomide) thalomid, and stem cell transplant, allowing myeloma patients to live longer than ever. More info: http://bit.Ly/lrzotm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If treated long time: Primary biliary cirrhosis ( pbc) where body attacks blocks own biliary ducts, results in cirrhosis , best option is liver transplantation if feasible, then why you worried ' how long i can live with pbc ' .Now l look for a family member to donate part of their liver or go on long waiting list for one good luck. ...Read more
Unfortunately: True ALS is NOT curable, and palliative measures are sole approaches to assist as the disease progresses. Riluzole may delay tracheostomy, but has little additional benefit. Many pts succumb by 2-3 yrs, and most do not last 5 yrs. But if bulbar musculature relatively spared, can last up to 15-20 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Sxs of "classic" tay-sachs usually develop around 3-6 mos of age with muscle weakness. Between 6 -10 months of age, a child will not meet motor milestones & may lose the ability to perform tasks. After 8 -10 months of age, a baby will move less & become less responsive. At 2 yrs, they typically have trouble swallowing & become more unresponsive. Age of death-approx. 2-4 yrs often from pneumonia. ...Read more
Not long: True "heart cancer" is very rare. It is also called myocardial sarcoma. If it can be removed completely, it can be cured. However, it's often not possible to remove it, and in most cases it has already spread. It that's the case, it usually grows quickly. Chemotherapy is not helpful. Most people die within 6 months. I'm sorry to give you such bad news, but it's only fair for you to know. ...Read more
Variable: This is highly dependent on the cancer type and stage of presentation. Some aggressive forms of cancer may take over vital organs within months; other breast cancers may rarely spread to other organs and may be indolent for years and years. What remains true is that there is no benefit of "watchful waiting" when it comes to breast cancer: all else being equal, early diagnosis can save lives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends...: Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (hsct) appears to be the most effective treatment for jmml and can cure about half the patients. If left untreated, jmml is rapidly fatal with a median survival time of approximately 1 year the absence of hsct. Low platelet count, age above 2 years at diagnosis, and high Hemoglobin F are negative prognostic factors. ...Read more
No average: It varies by severity of lupus. I have seen people who have fever and a rash on the face who are found to have kidney disease in the initial blood work that lead to a lupus diagnosis almost immediately. Others have non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, pleurisy type pains with a normal chest X-ray and "borderline" lupus blood tests who go years before a firm diagnosis is established. ...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
It depends: Lupus treatment has improved over the past two decades. Most patients are living longer. Some have a severe life threatening form of lupus that can have a shorter life expectancy. This is the case if lupus causes organ damage such as the kidneys or brain. Some of the medications, especially prednisone, can also cause damage. Patients die from lupus itself, infections, and heart attacks/strokes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 3 more doctor answers
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