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How Long Do Wilson Disease Patients Live
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
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 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
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
Unknown: The unfortunate but fundamental truth while dealing with this question is that there is no final and definitive answer. This unavailability of an answer can be attributed to a variety of factors. One of them being that the whole phenomenon of liver transplantation is too recent an endeavor in medical science and hence, research and studies are still being held to understand the possible life expec. ...Read more
Ch Liver Disease: Pts with ch liver disease without accumulation of fluid in the belly, bleeding from enlarged tortuoris veins, swelling of brain or yellow jaundice have a median survival of 12 yrs. If answer to all the above are yes then survival drops to 2 yrs ! i need more information such as, bilirubin , albumin, and prothrombin level, 'grades' of encephalopathy, and ascities. ...Read more
Survival: Wegener's granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Due to its organ damage, it is life-threatening and requires long-term immunosuppression. Five-year survival is up to 87%, with some of the mortality due to toxicity of treatment. Since that is an average figure, some will live longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many types : There are many types of t cell lymphoma. Some types are very slow growing, treatable but not curable..Patients can live for decades. Other types are much more aggressive. Some are highly treatable and even can be cured while others are quite difficult to get into remission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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