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How Long Do You Have To Wait Between Rounds Of Chemo With Ovarian Cancer
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
No one can tell: We asses based on life expectancy: years, years to months, months to weeks, weeks to days. With ongoing reassesment. At some point chemo, XRT is no longer recommended , it may even shorten survival. Palliative care includes support to caregiver & patient, pain control, decision for home hospice, emotional and spiritual support, feeding the very weak. Clergy. Etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have gastroparesis long term after treatment for testicular cancer with etoposide and cisplatin chemotherapy? What do you do for this if so?
Does taking hrt's after hysterectomy always increases your chances for breast cancer and how long do u have be on them before that happens.
Not always but often: Hrt does increase the chances of breast cancer . No current consensus among medical community on who can safely take hrt and for how long with those chances that are inconsiderable comparing with benefits of hrt. If however you have a family history of breast cancer, or had it before yourself, or you are white or hispanic with low bmi , taking hrt may be a bad idea. See medical oncologist to disc. ...Read more
Depends: Early breast cancer can be cured and that person would live the as long as they would normally have if they never had cancer. Patients with stage 4 have incurable disease but some can do well for years if properly treated. Not true for all, sadly. Some cancers are very aggressive and cause death quite fast. Depends on certain characteristics of the particular cancer. ...Read more
I actually lost testicle to cancer not torsion...I want to know what are chances of cancer returning? I had 2 rounds of chemo and still on meds
You do: Not provide sufficient information, and this is a question for your oncologist. Short answer: >90% success rate; better if: a. No distant disease, no distant nodes; seminoma rather than germ cell varieties, levels of Alpha feto protein and HCG are 'markers to follow. In the unliely event you relapse, salvage is also quite high percentage wise. ...Read more
What to do if I have severe neuropathy in both feet following chemo treatment for colon cancer. How long will it last?
If someone got colon cancer and never got treatment of any sort, how long before they would show signs of being sick and how long would they live for?
A long time,,: This disease takes a while to develop like 20-30 years, unless it's associated with one of the polyp syndromes that cause it to appear much earlier. Usually it presents in the sixth decade of life (50-60) as fatigue and or change in bowel habits and abdominal discomfort. By this time it's usually advanced and 5 year survival is compromised. That's why colonoscopy is done for polyps at 50. ...Read more
Not long: Intestinal blockage can be life threatening. Your health care team will care for you in a hospital, with intravenous lines and fluids, bowel rest, tubes into your stomach to control gastric volume and lower your risk for aspiration. Surgery will occur at some time during your hospital stay. Okay to ask your nurse or surgeon for more details. Pain control with IV narcotics and antibiotics. Be well ...Read more
How many yrs can you live if your testis cancer is dignose and cure at early stage without need of surgery but with drug and chemotherapy?
Expect normal life: Hey big fellow -- Congratulations on successful treatment of testicular carcinoma, and keeping the testis. I trust your physicians practiced evidence-based medicine and that you've been tumor-free for the two years that usually means cure with testicular CA. I'm also sorry they didn't tell you to expect a normal, full-length life as are the odds for any other guy. Work hard to be happy. ...Read more
I have villous adenomatous polyps in duodenum. My doctor took 1 biopsy. I'm going to have another endoscopy but if it's malignant i'll have to have it cut out. What are the long term chances that this is malignant? How long wld it take to recover after su
How long does colon cancer take to develop from stage to stage? How long have you had it by the time you can see it?
A long time: Colon cancer is unusual in that it follows the "polyp-to-cancer" sequence. Colon cancer does NOT develop with a single genetic mistake from normal to full blown cancer like many others (breast, prostate). The process usually takes an average of 12 years. From stage to stage is probably a couple of years, The recent hullaballoo at the VA demonstrated that even a one year wait may not matter! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends on the si: The site of metastases determines the prognosis and survival. Most patients will live from one to two years depending on where the cancer has spread to. Once the vital organs like liver or lungs are involved then it is likely to be about one year or less. You should actually consider taking treatment with chemotherapy which is quite well tolerated and can extend life for another one or two years. ...Read more
I have finished treatment for stages 3 breast cancer. How often should I be tested to ensure the cancer hasn't returned?
Treatment options. Why does it take so long to find it out if radiation or chemo will add any years of survival?
Studies take time: Thankfully, for most cancers, we have many treatment options- even when not curable, people are living longer and better. So if someone get radiation or chemotherapy and the cancer comes back, they can still be kept alive with other treatments. When studies are done looking for survival advantage, and the patients that recur get other treatments it can take time to evaluate the original treatment. ...Read more
Ask doctor: If they did biopsy they can schedule treatment once the diagnosis is confirmed. Size, location will dictate treatment options such as excision with primary closure, skin graft or flap. If it is small curettage may be option. If it is large greater than 2 cms. On the face or scalp, or in certain difficult areas such as the eyelids, near the ear, side of the nose mohs may be best option. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've just been diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. I will be starting chemo by month's end. If i decide to not be treated, how long will i live?
Average 4-6 months: The average survival for patients with stage 4 lung cancer is usually 4-6 months if only supportive therapy is used. Survival will depend on subtype of lung cancer; areas of cancer spread specially critical organs (brain, liver); and also overall patient health. Rarely, some patients can have longer survial of upto a year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If otherwise healthy: Then usually just a day or two at most if all else is doing well and there are no complications. ...Read more
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