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How long can I survive with undiagnosed possible stomach cancer?

How long can I survive with undiagnosed possible stomach cancer?

Unknown: Considering your condition is "undiagnosed" you may not even have stomach cancer. It could be an ulcer, gastric reflux, ulcerative colitis, or Chron's Disease, to name a few other options. These are all treatable. Rather than scare yourself into thinking the worst, have a medical exam and get treated for the actual problem. ...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 are the chances of survival following a stomach cancer diagnosis?

What are the chances of survival following a stomach cancer diagnosis?

Dependson stage.: The treatment and survival depends on how deep the cancer has penetrated the wall of the stomach, and if there is any spread beyond the stomach. For very early stomach cancer, after surgery, there is about a 70% chance of surviving 5 years. This drops to 30-40% if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, and about 5% if there is spread to other organs. Not all patients are candidates for surgery. ...Read more

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How bad is stage 3 stomach cancer? What are the chances of survival and or how long can one live?

How bad is stage 3 stomach cancer? What are the chances of survival and or how long can one live?

Can be cured.: Stage iii stomach cancer can potentially be cured with aggressive treatment that usually includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It is difficult to give exact numbers for survival without knowing more details of tumor size, number of lymph nodes involved, etc. ...Read more

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Why is Cyramza's 9 month Overall Survival considered positive, if most advanced stomach cancer patients manage to make it past one year?

Why is Cyramza's 9 month Overall Survival considered positive, if most advanced stomach cancer patients manage to make it past one year?

Ask her doctor: There is not enough info here to even give an opinion. her test results is in the best position to answer your questions, ...Read more

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What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?

What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?

Depends: Would need more information on tumor size, location, cell type, and surgical margins but stage 1 would have the best results & best survival statistics. May likely need repeat endoscopy & biopsies in the future to watch. ...Read more

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Survival rate of stomach cancer stage 4?

Survival rate of stomach cancer stage 4?

4-18 months: Stage 4 stomach (gastric) cancer means the cancer has spread or metastasized to sites far from the stomach. Unfortunately, the prognosis is poor. The median range of survival for stage 4 gastric cancer is 4 - 18 months. Experimental treatment options may be available depending upon your locale. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of stomach cancer in its early stage?

What is the survival rate of stomach cancer in its early stage?

Unfortunately...: It really depends on the total staging of the gastric cancer. "early stage" might mean something different for you and me. If you have the t stage, nodal stage, and metastasis information, it will help clarify what stage and survival rates. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 stomach cancer?

What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 stomach cancer?

Not good: The overall 5 year survival for gastric cancer is 10-21%, after successful surgery the survival is 24-57%, but most patients recurred after 3 years. Stage IV gastric cancer survival rate is in the single digits. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of someone with stage 4 stomach cancer that spread to multiple lymph nodes and organs surrounding the stomach?

What is the survival rate of someone with stage 4 stomach cancer that spread to multiple lymph nodes and organs surrounding the stomach?

Unknown: This is an impossible question to answer for an individual. Clearly, it is less for someone with the above findings than it is for someone who doesn't have all of the above. When we look at 5-yr survival rates for a given cancer, that is the average survival of thousands of people with the disease. Every individual has other factors to consider. Even then, prediction is faulty. ...Read more

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In stage 3 stomach cancer with 3 lymph nodes infected margin clear what is the survival rate with treatments of both chemo and radiation?

Yes.: Radiation therapy has been shown to improve survival in combination with chemotherapy after surgery for stomach cancer. Your local board-certified radiation and medical oncologists can provide more detailed explanations. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Stomach Cancer (Definition)

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the ...Read more