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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: Survival from liposarcoma depends on size, grade, and location of the tumor together with whether it has been completely removed with good margins. Low grade rarely metastasize, but may degenerate into higher grade. Often, the liposarcomas may return, especially if located intraabdominally. They may need to be aggressively but judiciously re-resected. ...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