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How Long Do You Live With Cystic Fibrosis
Treatment/infections: The life expectancy for cystic fibrosis has improved over the last decade. With close follow up, adherence to your medications, nutrition and exercise, you can improve your overall health. In addition, when there are flare ups called exacerbations, prompt treatment with antibiotics to treat the particular bacteria cultured is indicated. Prmgpedspulm can review records at fax 858 259 9689. ...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
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
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
Depends: Depends on ejection fraction and other medical comorbidities. Make sure your doctors are prescribing you evidence-based medications. If your heart is weak enough and you've been on those medications for an adequate period of time, you could meet criteria for an AICD or shock-box for prevention of sudden cardiac death. Weigh yourself. Take medications as indicated. Risk reduce as directed. ...Read more
A long time: Although it depends a little on how severe the COPD is, for the most part, you can live a very long time with copd. I have patients with COPD getting treatment who live a very long time, and they have good, healthy, happy lives. If you get diagnosed with copd, see a doctor and get treated. You can really have a productive life despite the disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Why?: The answer depends on the type of tumor, stage at which it is present and whether there are metastases. Why wait to see how long you will live? Go get yourself examined properly. If it is early and still left untreated one can live for years or if advanced may only have survival in terms of months. Early diagnosis and treatment is best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Weeks to many years: Complex question. Relates to what is causing it, at what stage it is diagnosed, the quality and consistency of care one receives (as with any chronic illness), the quality of the renal program if one needs dialysis, or renal transplant, whether complications from all the medications needed occur, whether transplant is rejected, whether donor kidney available when needed etc etc etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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