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I have invasive lobular carcinoma. What are my chances of complete recovery?

I have invasive lobular carcinoma. What are my chances of complete recovery?

Good: Lobular breast cancer is more frequently multifocal and bilateral than ductal carcinoma. However, with mastectomy (lumpectomy may not be sufficient) and sentinel lymph node biopsy, with follow-up hormone therapy and/or radiation should yield a good outcome, depending on the grade and stage of the cancer. Stage is most important, along with hormone receptor status. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What can I do if my girlfriend has invasive ductal breast cancer, what are her chances of a full recovery?

What can I do if my girlfriend has invasive ductal breast cancer, what are her chances of a full recovery?

Good: Breast cancer has high cure rates when it is detected early and it is treated properly. Her outlook will depend on the stage of her breast cancer. Check this out as most women have stage 1 or 2 breast cancer which has excellent long term results. ...Read more

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If I have biopsy of thyroid with cancer, what are my chances of survival?

If I have biopsy of thyroid with cancer, what are my chances of survival?

Generally great: The worst kind of thyroid cancer is anaplastic-- the survival is short, usually months. For all other kinds, as long as the thyroid cancer hasn't spread to other organs, the survival is very favorable. Most patients end up dying *with* thyroid cancer, and not *from* thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What are my chances of recovery from colorectal cancer?

What are my chances of recovery from colorectal cancer?

Usually great.: Usually patients are able to make a great recovery after surgery for colorectal cancer, but it depends on multiple factors. The main determinants are the stage of the cancer, and how healthy the patient is before the operation. For patients whose tumors have not spread to lymph nodes there is about a > 85% chance of surviving 5 years. Spread to other organs significantly decreases survival. ...Read more

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What are my chances of survival after surgery?

What are my chances of survival after surgery?

Excellent: Depends on type f surgery but most elective surgery carries a risk of mortality far less than 1%. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with melanoma in situ 1 year ago. Tumor and margins were removed. What are my chances of reoccurance or developing a second primary? Scared

Diagnosed with melanoma in situ 1 year ago. Tumor and margins were removed.  What are my chances of reoccurance or developing a second primary? Scared

High: Keep a very close eye on your skin, learn what early melanoma looks like, and get every worrisome lesion off without delay. This will probably save your life. ...Read more

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If I had 1/3 of a lung removed for lung cancer, what are the chances of me surviving without radiation?

If I had 1/3 of a lung removed for lung cancer, what are the chances of me surviving without radiation?

Pretty good: If positive lymph nodes are found during surgery, usually chemotherapy is recommended. Radiation after surgery is not as common and certainly quite unusual without combining it with chemotherapy. So, chances are you will not need radiation after surgery, but you may need chemotherapy. ...Read more

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I have stallate lesion in my breast what are the chances of survival?

I have stallate lesion in my breast what are the chances of survival?

Unknown.: Breast cancer is a much more tricky than that. The prognosis is determined by a host of factors which include the histologic type of tumor and invasion. The way the cells look, the specific markers found on the cell surface, the presence of genetic mutations, the size of the tumor, the presence of lymph nodes, etc. Talk with your doc about your prognostic factors. ...Read more

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If I have stage II lung cancer, what are my chances of survival?

If I have stage II lung cancer, what are my chances of survival?

Good: For stage ii lung cancer the standard of care for the physically fit patient is surgery. If there is tumor in the lymph nodes then chemotherapy after surgery. The patient should be evaluated by a abts certified thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with barrets, what are the chances of getting a cancer? Is barrets curable? What are the side effects of a surgery?

I was diagnosed with barrets, what are the chances of  getting a cancer? Is barrets curable?  What are the side effects of a surgery?

Higher: Barrett has been associated with a slight increase in cancer. But barrett by itself does not need a surgery. Would rec every 1-2 year egd to follow. ...Read more

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What are the chances of developing breast cancer after having stage II nshl?

What are the chances of developing breast cancer after having stage II nshl?

Possibly increased: I assume by nshl you mean nodular sclerosing hodgkins lymphoma. Your risk of breast cancer is higher than normal if you received radiation therapy to your mediastinum (chest) as part of treatment. The younger you are and the higher the radiation dose, the higher your risk. Breast MRI is recommended for breast cancer screening in women who have received mediastinal radiation. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the chances of recovery for a patient affected by astrocytoma grade iii?

I was wondering what are the chances of recovery for a patient affected by astrocytoma grade iii?

Depends on location: If your question is whether the patient may recover from the symptoms of the the tumor, it depends on the size, the location, the extent of surgery and the response to chemotherapy/radiation therapy. If your question is whether the person will ever be cured of the tumor, that is unlikely. You can hope for long term remission(5-10 years)and the possibility of new therapies that are on the horizon. ...Read more

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What are the chances in getting my 5cm paraovarian simple cyst back after surgery? Is surgery really safe? What causes this type of cyst? Thank you.

What are the chances in getting my 5cm paraovarian simple cyst back after surgery? Is surgery really safe? What causes this type of cyst? Thank you.

Not the one: taken out. A true para-ovarian cyst is a remnant of when your organs were developing as a fetus. These should not come back. However, ovarian cysts do form and usually go away without treatment. Some do require surgical treatment but this is not common. Make sure you follow up with your GYN doctor ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst fromn1.3cm to 3.1 cm in matter of 3 months. Should i have exploratory surgery what r chances of cancer?

Complex ovarian cyst fromn1.3cm to 3.1 cm in matter of 3 months.  Should i have exploratory surgery what r chances of cancer?

Complex cyst: A complex ovarian cyst is a term used to differentiate it from the more common "simple" cyst. A complex cyst means there are liquid & solid components. While most complex cysts are benign this term is also used to describe cysts that need closer follow up as some will need surgical management. The decision to proceed with surgery will require an in depth review by your doctor ...Read more

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Ttc with cervical dysplasia laser surgery. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

Ttc with cervical dysplasia laser surgery. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

Laser has small impa: Laser conization for dysplasia is rarely associated with fertility problems. Politely if 47 years is your correct age your chances of getting pregnant are near zero; suggest see a specialist ASAP to consider options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are my chances of CIN 3 becoming invasive cancer?

What are my chances of CIN 3 becoming invasive cancer?

Too high: As far as you need be concerned, if you neglect a CIN3 lesion, just assume it will kill you -- and it won't be pleasant. Nobody knows the exact percentage that progress because anyone who values their life gets it treated. But it's high -- old studies show at least 50%. If it was a tooth, you'd have it fixed. And this time, we're talking about your life. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my chances of surviving lung cancer with treatment?

Could you tell me what are my chances of surviving lung cancer with treatment?

Overall poor, but: As physicians we track, or read from studies that have tracked, survival from large numbers of patients with each type of cancer. So we could tell you the average survival after a diagnosis of lung cancer, which isn't very good. However there are several types of lung cancer and they can be caught at different stages, which each affect outcome. Individual prediction requires a lot more data. ...Read more

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What are my chances of cancer coming back if I have breast-sparing surgery with radiation?

What are my chances of cancer coming back if I have breast-sparing surgery with radiation?

Depends: The risk of local recurrence following conservative surgery and radiation for breast cancer is slightly higher than with mastectomy but does not affect survival. The risk of distant relapse depends on the stage, grade, presence or absence of biological receptors and number of positive axillary nodes. Higher # of positive nodes portends higher risk of relapse which can be reduced by adjuvant tx. ...Read more

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