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How Long To Live With Esophagus Cancer Inoperable
Depends on the stage: There are 4 stages of esophageal cancer. Stage i-iii can be considered operable if the patient is of good physical condition. Tumor growing through the esophagus and into surrounding lymph nodes (regional) would be stage iii and still potentially operable. Tumor involving unresectable structures like the heart or bone, or that have metastastasized to distant organs (like brain) are inoperable. ...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
Esophageal cancer: Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus is a serious and increasingly common cancer. Early forms are treated by local excision, but once it invades muscle or involves distant structures, the challenge is greater. Some clinical trials are available which might prolong life for your loved one beyond 6-12 months. Search for an NCI cancer center or academic oncology center which has access to these. ...Read more
Is colon/esophagus biopsy only meant to detect cancer?Or do they detect any other condition as well?If yes, please list them even if the list is long.
How long does it take for Barrett's esophagus to turn to cancer? 31 was told 6 months ago that I have "pre Barrett's" now on nexium (esomeprazole) still have reflux
Uncertain: You should have had this answer from the doctor who made the diagnosis. You need to return to them on a regular basis. There is no certainty that the pre cancer condition would progress. With treatment you might have normal tissue replace the dysplasia. There are many good resources available online about Barrett's. I hope you never progress but you need to have routine screening. Stay well. ...Read more
My dad is 75 and has inoperable stomache cancer, he is on his 3rd round of chemo, he was given 3 months without chemo. How long do you think he has?
Ask his docs: Sorry about your dad. There is improving methods of identifying how much time someone may have (on average) and if your dad wants to know that he should continue discussing with his docs. Most chemotherapy might extend prognosis by a few months (might be called 'palliative chemotherapy' or 'salvage chemotherapy'). However if near the end it can shorten prognosis. Ask for palliative medicine help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back in 2008 My sister was diagnosed with secondary peritonel cavity cancer inoperable primary was breast' how long can we have my sister please ?
Breast Ca: Hi, I'm so very sorry to hear about ur sister's diagnosis, what's the status of her cancer now? Is she on chemotherapy? In General 5 year survival rate for stage 4 breast cancer at the time of diagnosis is 22%, which means only 22% of patients diagnosed with breast ca are alive after 5 years, she has already beaten that odd, let's hope for the best, please talk to her treating doctor. ...Read more
My best friend..51 yrs old was diagnosis today with stage 4 cancer.Lung.Inoperable.Spread to adrenals.Bloodstream and more.How long can she live?
Stage 4 lung cancer: I'm sorry to hear about your best friend. Stage 4 lung cancer non-small cell type nowadays with all the advances we have made in modern chemotherapy and targeted therapies, the average survival is about 12-15 months. The chances of making 2 years is about 20% and chances of making 5 years are less than 5 %. There are very few patients who survive long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unpredictable: It may take forever, or sometimes 5-7 years, in any case if your GI doctor believes that yoi have dysplasia, he or she probably would advise you on measures to prevent further progression of this condition whether with help of medications or dietary changes, or both. ...Read more
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