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Is liposarcoma a fatal cancer?

Is liposarcoma a fatal cancer?

Sometimes: Liposarcoma is a cancer that arises out of the fat cells - often in an extremity. It is usually treated with surgery and radiation. High grade cancers also are treated with chemotherapy. Curability of the cancer is dependent on whether it has spread before treatment (metastasized) or if it high grade under the microscope. This usually means that the cancer is more aggressive. ...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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Can one survive liposarcoma cancer?

Can one survive liposarcoma cancer?

Yes: If it is detected and treated at an early stage, patients with liposarcoma can have a very good survival. The main determinants on whether it is has spread or directly invaded other organs, if it is "well" or "poorly differentiated", and whether it was completely removed during the operation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being diagnosed with liposarcoma cancer?

Can you tell me about being diagnosed with liposarcoma cancer?

It's a malignant...: ...Tumor originating in fatty tissue. Treatment may involve surgery plus or minus chemo and/or radiation. Sarcomas in general can be aggressive and not something a community oncologist sees often, so my personal practice is to refer these patients to academic centers where they can be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team with expertise in the field. ...Read more

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My mom has liposarcoma. Is that a bad cancer or one that we can get rid of?

My mom has liposarcoma. Is that a bad cancer or one that we can get rid of?

Depends: Liposarcoma falls in the category of sarcoma which are connective tissue cancers. Prognosis depends on staging, size of the tumor, aggressiveness of the tumor (grade), location. Low grade tumors that are completely excised with clear margins without evidence of spread elsewhere, have a very good prognosis. ...Read more

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Are hematologic cancers fatal?

Are hematologic cancers fatal?

Yes, often: Hematologic cancers in children are more often curable than in adults. ...Read more

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Which type of cancers are fatal and the patient can survive for more than a few months?

Which type of cancers are fatal and the patient can survive for more than a few months?

Do I understand?: Any cancer that is not effectively treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy (old-fashioned or new biotech) will cause your death. That being the case, the course of an untreatable cancer is often measured in years. In fact, I know no cancer any more in which death is certain within "a few months" of diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the most fatal kind of cancer?

What is the most fatal kind of cancer?

Fatal cancer: Hello ~ you cannot be slightly dead. Cancer kills you eventually, so they are all fatal. You cant get a slightly less fatal one because then you would be only slightly less dead. SO A: they are all FATAL. Some faster than others, some more treatable than others. But in your frame of reference (and not one normally used) they' re equally fatal because they equally cause you to die. ...Read more

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Does cancer become more fatal as you get older?

Sometimes: The very elderly don't do well with cancer, but it's the stage of the disease that matters, and this can occur at different ages. The main thing is to get screened appropriately. ...Read more

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What kind of cancers are the most likely to be fatal for white females aged 20 to 30?

What kind of cancers are the most likely to be fatal for white females aged 20 to 30?

Variable: Any untreated cancer can be fatal potentially. Common aggressive but treatable cancers in this age group include germ cell tumors, blood cancers (acute leukemia, lymphomas), sarcomas (osteosarcoma, ewings). Other less common cancers include breast cancer, colon cancers, melanomas, etc. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts? Could we ever reach a day where cancer is no longer a fatal disease?

What are your thoughts? Could we ever reach a day where cancer is no longer a fatal disease?

May be: Cancer is not one disease. Some types of cancers are curable, e.g. Most leukemias in children, some lymphomas, early colon and breast cancers. We can hope that medical science will progress enough to be able to cure all cancers. ...Read more

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How can squamous cancer get in your blood and is it fatal?

How can squamous cancer get in your blood and is it fatal?

All cancers: Develop a vascular supply in order to grow. Tumor cells are "shed" into the blood vessels or lymphatics, from which they can potentially seed distant parts of the body. With metastases, prognosis is worse but not necessarily fatal. The propensity for metastasis and the prognosis depends on the type of tumor and various characteristics such as size or location. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Leukemia & Brain: The most complete (though older) data is from 1995, where leukemia caused the most deaths in children and teens. Over the past decade, we have gotten better at treating leukemia. The most current good data available (2009) shows that leukemia and brain tumors now cause about the same number of cancer deaths in children and teens. ...Read more

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Help please! Is cervical cancer fatal if undiagnosed until symptoms show?

Not always...: The likelihood of curing cervical cancer (or any cancer) is generally better if the cancer is discovered "earlier" than "later".

The most important prognosticator for cervical cancer is stage/extent. If cancer is confined to the cervix, then cure is likely. Cancers can be "symptomatic" with bleeding and still be cured. If there is spread to other organs, cure may be possible with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if ovarian cancer is usually fatal (50-50) or easy to treat?

Can someone tell me if ovarian cancer is usually fatal (50-50) or easy to treat?

Ovarian ca: If it is found really early in the stage- it is a curable disease. However the problem is usually it is found at a later stage i.e. Stage 3 or 4. Although at that stages, it is still very treatable, however the recurrence rate for stage 3 is significantly high -and unfortunately stage IV is incurable disease. ...Read more

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I didn't know that COPD is fatal? Are there stages to COPD like there are in cancer?

I didn't know that COPD is fatal? Are there stages to COPD like there are in cancer?

Yes: There are stages in copd, not directly related to death but more to disability - for example in severe COPD you are more likely to require home oxygen and be limited in your activities of daily living. I use these mostly to scare my patients into quitting smoking, because that one decision can greatly impact their lives for the better. ...Read more

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Someone I know was recently diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma, how fatal is this cancer?

Someone I know was recently diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma, how fatal is this cancer?

HD even: In advanced stages with b symptoms can be curable...The early stages are almost always cured with proper therapy. ...Read more

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Is urethra cancer fatal?

Is urethra cancer fatal?

Depends upon stage.: Cancer of the urethra is not a very common malignancy but can happen. If a urethral cancer is small and has not spread (low stage), then the cancer may be treated by local therapy and cured. If a urethral cancer is large, deeply invasive and has spread to lymph nodes or other organs (higher stage disease), then it could be a serious problem. Stage is the most important prediction for outcome. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer fatal?

Not Necessarily: It depends on the stage at diagnosis and the treatment obtained. ...Read more

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Is colorectal cancer always fatal?

Is colorectal cancer always fatal?

No: Most early colon cancers have a very high success rate of long term survival rate. More advanced cancers that spread to other sites do not have the same success rates, but can still live for years. ...Read more

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Can ewing sarcoma cancer be fatal?

Yes. It is a: Disease affecting young men, "always" under 30, teens most common, tending to arise in bones, and metastases to other bones and lung. When caught in the originating bone, usually with pain, or even fracture, before metastasis, it can be cured. Once metastatic, cure is not likely. Ergo, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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