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How Long Will I Live When The Cancer Has Spread To The Bone
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
Depends on a some: Factors:1: it varies due to the type of the primary tumor, its location, where (besides the bone) has it spread to, eg, lungs or brain; how aggressive chemo/radiation therapy is given to him, his general condition, any other medical conditions he has; how he tolerates them? A cure is out of question, but with some cancers he may live a long time. Discuss it with your oncologist for a better idea. ...Read more
My dad has stage 4 lung cancer spread from one lung to two, also spread to bones, prognosis poor. Aprox long does he have to live? Thanks.
Stage 4 lung cancer: If he is not on any treatment, not very long, measured in weeks to months. If he is already on treatment, how long depends on whether he had any response to a treatment. If the chemo gave him some relief for 6 months or more, then that is better than if he received chemo and relapsed in less than 2 months. ...Read more
My father diagnosed with prostate cancer he is having the hormonal treatment. He is 78, dr. Say it's localized in the prostate and litlle spot in the bone around, is that means it spread and no hope or he have the chance to live longer
Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if I go through chemo?
Depends on a number: Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds.. ...Read more
My 84 year old mother has lung cancer it has spread to brain, bones. How long should we expect her to live?
My sister has Stage IV Lung Cancer that has spread to the bones, stomach lining, liver, aorta, stomach and elsewhere. How long will she last?
Not too long:
Sorry to say not too long but in my view life and death is not in our hand so we all should appreciate life and live as we are going to die tomorrow by enjoying everything in life and plan as if we are going to live for ever
as far your sister concern try to take advantage of the few time left and enjoy with her life as long as she still here with us ...Read more
Very difficult: Bile duct cancers behave in a similar fashion to pancreatic cancer. When localized to the common duct and resected, the patient has a chance, especially post RT with gemcitabine. When the tumor spreads to bone I'm not sure that combo chemo with any of the available monoclonal can demonstrate any effect on survival. ...Read more
Yes: It will not be curable but palliation may be obtained, sometimes as simply as by radiating the bone metastases. ...Read more
My mom has stage 4 lung cancer. The pet scan showed 3 lesions by the spine. Does this mean the cancer has spread to her bones?
By the spine may b: Different than on or in the spine. Ask her Docs for specifics. ...Read more
Quite poor: Quite poor. Survival is then counted only in weeks or months. ...Read more
There is a solitary focus of increased activity in left lateral rib. I have head and neck cancer. Is it possible that my cancer has spread to my bone?
My mother has kidney cancer which spread to the bone causing her arm to break. Now there's tumours on her hip and spine. What's her survival rate plea?
It can spread quickl:
Primary malignancies of bone like osteosarcoma, ewing sarcoma and chondrosarcoma
can metastasize most commonly to the lungs and other bones. However, the speed at which this happens truly depends on the underlying biologic aggresiveness of the individual cancer. It is hard nearly impossible to determine the speed of spread with our current understanding and tools available for evaluation. ...Read more
Usually asymptomatic: Generally metastatic disease is asymptomatic without signs or symptoms and will be picked up on surveillance imaging. However, you could have pain at the site of disease spread, fevers, cough and other problems related to the cancer at the specific site or causing an inflammatory reaction in the body. ...Read more
Control primary: Few primary lesions that are not long standing will spread to multiple organs. Melanoma once past the local site will grow in all organs. Most others go to one site such as liver and can only grow at that site. Even chemo is not that effective at multiple sites. If not too advanced, metastatic foci are removed ...Read more
See your oncologist:
There are many treatments depening on your condition and disease markers.
Do not wait. ...Read more
Two different things: Paget's disease of the breast is a particular type of breast cancer that starts under the nipple. Most are very treatable, but like any other breast cancer - advanced cases may metastasize. Paget's disease of the bone is a chronic problem that is not realted to cancer. ...Read more
My grandmother had cancer in other areas and its been removed. She has cancer also in her bones, how fast does bone cancer spread?
Likely not from bone: From your question, it sounds like your grandmother has previously had cancer and it was treated. The cancer "also in her bones" is most likely the same cancer. Most likely what is there has spread (metastasized) from her primary site, i.e., the cancer you are talking about is already a product of "spread." While unlikely at her age she has a primary bone cancer, please clarify with her physician. ...Read more
No: True bone cancer has nothing to do with the breasts. If you mean breast cancer that has spread to the bone then the cancer has become stage IV and removing the breasts will not help at all and, in fact, the decrease in the immune system from surgery and the recovery period could even make things worse. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more