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How Long Does Treatment Usually Last For Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Depends: The length of treatment depends on the components of multidisciplinary care. Surgery can range from outpatient to 2-3day stay. Chemotherapy can range from 3-6 months depending on the drugs and regimen chosen. Herceptin (trastuzumab) is typically given for 1 year. Radiation ranges from 5 days (apbi) to 7 weeks. Hormonal therapy is typically given for at least 5 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Including surgery, chemo, and radiation, how long does the treatment for lung cancer usually last?
Does last mean...: 1. Time to do; or 2. Durability? All 3 have been used, but the thoughtful people leading lung cancer treatment have not proven its value. If you have stage iiia at presentation (+ n2 node), surgery offers nothing if the n2 node persists or disease grows. If n2 goes, sme suggest lobectomy is better, but most agree that pneumonectomy confirs survival hazard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend on stage: If caught early- the best treatment will be surgery to cure the cancer. If unresectable or in advance stage with cancer spreading to other organ- treatment would be an oral smart medicine like tyrosine kinase inhibitor ( sunitinib, sorafenib, pazopanib) vs m-tor inhibitor vs interleukin-2 etc.This treatment will need to be continued as long as it is tolerated and as long as it continues to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Detected of low grade ureothelial papillary carcinoma. Suggested to go for BCG treatment. It is of ta stage. Approx how long to recover?
Short: Bcg treatments are over in a short time frame of several weeks. It is usually not a difficult treatment. Your urologist can address any and all your concerns...Please ask him/her. ...Read more
How soon after lumpectomy does radiation begin? How long is radiation treatment if stage 1 ductal breast cancer or dcis?
Adjuvant Chemo: Stage ii is mostly n-1 +, but now includes t-size > 5cm. The facts are more for n-1+. 12 weeks (4 cycles). The supporting trials and chemotherapy are all canadian or european. A recent european trial used the chemotherapy before. I would not advise this without a long discussion with your oncologist about benefit/risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gemzar (gemcitabine) carbo chemotherapy can cause leg edema for how long it will last after treatment is finished?
Rare: It is not common, but if does it should resolve in few days after chemo i believe. ...Read more
Years: Some people survive years with a Stage III lung cancer, but the average survival is much less than that and is on the order of several months. Survival is quite variable and depends on the biology of the cancer and the health of the patient and the interaction between the 2. The immune system and psychological outlook of the patient play important roles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long is process of evaluating mass after mammogram including biopsy or lumpectomy? Then how long till radiation? Probable dcis or stage 1 ductal.
3-5 weeks: Biopsy should be done soon after a suspicious lump is detected either by physical examination or mammogram. If it is cancer or dcis, a lumpectomy should follow anywhere from a few days to a few weeks later. The start of radiation depends on healing after lumpectomy, but radiation generally starts about 4 weeks later. Radiation generally takes 6-7 weeks to complete. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Many of these are curable. Others are slow growers allowing for many good years. ...Read more
Depends on type....: There are many types of leukemia (all, aml, cml, cll) and each have different treatment regimens. Age also plays a factor (adult vs. Pediatric treatment protocols). For example, AML is intensive, but relatively short (~9 months). All can be 3-4 years. CML treatment can be lifelong, though is can be treated with oral pills taken daily. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on the stage: Liver cancer that is limited to the liver is associated with a number of treatment options and years of life expectancy. Since hcc usually occurs in patients with underlying liver disease, treatment must often be balanced with any potential detriment of treatment to a vulnerable liver substance. Liver transplant remains a viable option for many patients with hcc and liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bladder ca: Nobody can predict. Grade 3 has a higher chance of recurrence and progressive. Treatment is highly recommended but nodoby can accurately tell you a time line in this areas. It could be months to years before someone could die depending on the cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It all depends on the extent of the injury and how complicated it is. The one who can give you a good answer is the surgeon who will perform the procedure and knows what is the extent of the problem. ...Read more
How long does paraneoplastic syndrome last if the entire tumor was removed and no further treatment is necessary?
Tough to know: The paraneoplastic syndrome is caused by an inappropriate immune response. The immune system was "allowed" to mount an attack on your body (sometimes attacking nerves, blood vessels, muscle, etc). Treating the tumor could result in a reset so that the immune system is rebooted, but this could take weeks to years and is highly dependent on specific factors that vary from person to person. ...Read more
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