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Is There A Stage 5 Cancer
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
With stage 5 cancer, do ppl usually die from the aggressive treatment? Or the body just failing from the cancer? Why is such bad prognosis?
There is no stage 5: Stage 4 is advanced cancer or metastatic cancer, meaning the cancer has spread to parts of the body farther away from where the cancer started. There are many different kinds of cancer, and each has a different outlook, so one would have to ask questions about individual types of cancer. If a person is in stage 4, and treatment is not working, then the cancer can keep growing and kill the patient. ...Read more
There are only 4: Cancer is generally divided into five stages, from stage 0, in which the presence of irregular or cancer cells are known, to stage iv, in which the cancer has spread to one or several other parts of the body. The higher the number of cancer staging, the more difficult the cancer is to treat due to the progression and spread of cancer cells. According to the national comprehensive cancer network, . ...Read more
Prostate ca stages: When one looks at the stages of cancers, generally they are divided into stage i-iv. This is based on local extent of disease. This is also true for prostate cancer so that incidental disease is stage i, palpable diseases stage ii, locally advanced disease is stage iii, and metastatic disease is stage iv. Stage v is not a widely accepted or used prostate cancer stage. ...Read more
I'm from ireland. My mom has been diagnosed with stage 5 cervical cancer, she was told there is 6 stages and she is still pre-cancerous is this true?
Cervical cancer: There are only 4 stages for cervical cancer (i-iv). You cannot be precancerous if you are diagnosed with cancer. I adviced your mother sees an oncologist. The national cancer center network has strict diagnosis & treatment criteria/protocols for all cancers, the expert attention of oncologists is essential. That way they can recomment the best treatment option for your loved one. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sister is 53 years old and was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer five years ago. For years the cancer w?
Excellent control: Stage 4 breast can be controlled with systemic therapy very well, even for more than 5 years. This is most commonly seen in patients who have stage 4 disease because of spread to the bone only, as opposed to the liver, brain, lungs, etc. Regardless, women are living longer with stage 4 breast cancer because of better systemic treatment. While cancer well controlled with chemo, patients will live. ...Read more
I am one of five childern, three have had different types of cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?
Depends...: I sorry to hear your siblings have cancer. Cancer clearly has a genetic component that is often heritable, but it is not straightforward. It really depends on the type, and timing, of the cancers. If you are concerned, see your physician who can refer you to a specialist in cancer, or if there is a suspicion you might have a familial cancer syndrome, a genetic counselor. ...Read more
They say a five year survival rate is pretty good for cancer, but when does those five years begin?
From diagnosis: Usually people talk about overall survival which is from the time of diagnosis of the cancer. However, there are many other survival statistics used by cancer doctors (disease free survival, relapse free survival, time to treatment failure, etc.) which start at different times. ...Read more
When a cancer diagnosis says 5yr survival rate at 90%. What does this mean? That they will die shortly after making it to five years? Or before?
Health Statistics: It means that 90% of those who underwent this 'treatment' are alive at year five after the treatment. It says nothing about future survival or non-survival. ...Read more
I am waiting on a scan from my doctors to see if I got overian cancer but its five weeks on the waiting list is there a way to speed it up I'm ill?
What to do if I have five brain tomurs and doctors said I have cancer in the brain am 29 what should I do?
My grandpa has stage IV cancer. He had surgery five months ago and stopped chemo last month. Is there any treatments for him? Would dca be effective?
? What is DCA?:
I would love to help you but if you use abreviations (like dca!), I would not understand your question. So tell me the whole story and I will answer your q.
As for other treatments, stage-4 cancers are frequently incurable, so they tend to relapse and more treatment if often required. So be watchful and have a close follow up and ask the questions to your oncologist who can probably guide you as we. ...Read more
Why would my lymph node not shrink if it isn't cancer? Why would it last for five+ years? Also I have a cyst in the same armpit.
Many reasons: Remember that lymph nodes can enlarge for many reasons such as infections or chronic inflammation. Also, some cancers, such as certain lymphomas, can be present for years (even without therapy) and cause chronic node enlargement. See a doctor for an evaluation. Are you even sure it's a lymph node? ...Read more
My dad have proetate cancer for five years my dr implanted gold seeds how long will they last he had six treatment of radation so far?
Short time: Implanted radiation beads only have a defined time in which they work based on their half-life and how many seeds were implanted. They usually only work for a few millimeters - so your risk of radiation exposure as a family member is limited to none. The type of radiation used is important in predicting how long the "radiation" lasts. ...Read more
Are persistent lymph nodes/cyst always cancer? I've had a cyst near prominent node for five yearsNo growth U/S looks normalbut doc ordered biopsy I'm 18
I have refractory reflux, we think bike reflux. My last scope shower la grade a esophagitis. An inlet patch, doc thought Barrett's, so got lucky. I've suffered for five years. No ppi stops the reflux. Worried about cancer...options?
I have had a sharp pain in the left side of my chest for several weeks now. It is located just over my heart. I have been smoking for the past 15 years and I am very concerned about cancer which runs in my family. I exercise four to five times a week for
Sharp pains: Can be from a collapsed lung or pleurisy...Start with a chest x-ray, and this warrants an er visit. But how on earth can you continue to smoke with what you told us? Quit. ...Read more
Had a raspy voice for five years. Thrown up blood Went to to er and it was determined no blood in the stomach. Worried its esophegas cancer?
See below: Esophageal cancer usually presents itself with symptoms of difficulty swallowing, hematemesis is unusual as an early symptoms. Esophagitis can cause hematemesis. Sometimes forceful vomiting can cause tears in the mucosa where the stomach and esophagus meet and cause bleeding (Mallory-Weiss Syndrome). Consult with your physician for a proper diagnosis. For more information: http://bit. Ly/1FKx9AK ...Read more
Implantation bleeding five days after unprotected intercourse? We pulled out in time apparently. I scared that could be cervical cancer instead?! '
Something red and bumpy came up on my right index finger. It has irregular shapes and five of them are nearby. I am worried that if it is skin cancer
Likely warts: See a derm though and he or she can help you get rid of them! ...Read more
Symptoms of colon caner (blood, change in habits, pain) for five years, 5 CT scans (with oral / not iv contrast) clear? Cancer still likely? Scope Feb
Not Ca: Blood and changes in bowel habit may be early signs of colon Ca but if not progressive and when scans and a 5 year interval pass and there is no signs of metastatic tumor then we are dealing with an inflammatory bowel process that should have been identified by colonoscopy and bx. ...Read more
My dr told me that ovarian cancer is chronic and will probably keep coming back. Mine was stage 3c, and was surgically removed except for the lymph nodes. Cancer is now back in one lymph node after just five months post chemo. Is this true?
It is disturbing when ovarian cancer returns so quickly after chemotherapy. The possibility of a cure and no further treatment is small. There are effective treatments but they are designed to control the disease. You might want to discuss the game plan in more detail with your oncologist
i'm sorry to hear about your problem. ...Read more