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Is There Really Any Point In Chemo For Stage Four Overain 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
After completion of 6 cycles of chemo and mastectomy for early stage triple neg invasive carsinoma how to know there is no more cancer cells in body?
Surveillance: Congratulations on completing this therapy. It sounds at this point like you have no evidence of cancer, so the hope going forward is that you will continue to show no evidence of recurrent disease. You can expect to be evaluated by a combination of physical examinations as well as potentially some routine imaging though this will depend on stage specifics. Congratulations again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had stage one colon cancer in 2001 did not have any chemo or radiation and no problems since is that likely to reappear at some point?
Not likely: You have made it 13 years without problems and that is a good sign. It nor possible to say categorically, but hopefully you are cured of the disease. See this site for more information in this subject. <a href="http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-survival-rates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detaile ...Read more
General question. What is the 5 year. Survival of non-metastasised breast cancer if you only had a double mastectomy and no chemo and no radiation?
Depends: Not enough information. Depends on tnm staging. Treatment decisions based on that as well as biomarkers - er, pr, her2/neu. The absolute risk reduction provided by chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy can then be individualized. On useful online tool is adjuvant! online. That assumes adequate local control - eg surgery +/- radiation. ...Read more
Can cancer of intestine be cured thru any other measures? My mom was operated and not ready for chemo. Is there any way that cancer can stop?
Is in case of colon cancer with liver metastases (and during chemoth) recommended a specific diet? Are there any anti cancer food? What about turmeric
Not really.: It all depends on the symptoms. Chemo can affect the taste, alter your bowel habits, and decrease appetite. The goal is to stay well hydrated. High fiber diet may help with both constipation or diarrhea. There is no specific "anti cancer"diet that you can go on. No significant data available to support turmeric in the foods. ...Read more
When is ablation beneficial in metastic colon cancer ? Do there have to be only a certain number of mets?
A/c/t chemo for stage 2B breast cancer. Almost done with chemo and original tumor has shrunk but now there is a new tumor. How is this possible?
Likely not cancer: Most likely your new tumor is just a coincidence. On the rare occasions that new tumors show up during chemotherapy, it is the result of chemotherapy-resistant strains of cancer cells. This would not be good news. Here's to your finding out that this new tumor is benign... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 rectal cancer two spots in lung and one on ovary doc wants to do chemo why when I read survival rate is very low for stage 4 that has spread.
Quality of life: If what you are describing is the case, then you cannot expect a cure, but chemo may give you an extra year or two of reasonably good health. Is there something you want to do? If not, I'd be surprised and frankly disappointed. A frank discussion is in order with your physicians and those who love you. Then whatever decision you make will be the right one. ...Read more
It depends on age: If you are premenopausal, your survival chances are lower. If you are postmenopausal, the chances are higher. Overall, though, 5 year survival is about 90%. See this link for some very useful graphs on this subject. http://www.southernregional.org/services/cancer/annual-report/. ...Read more
What causes dehydration and sleepiness in colon cancer stage 3-chemo even though i did well for a few months?
Is stage 3 liver cancer curable? I know the chances of surving it are probably low, but has anybody been cured of this stage? Is it at least possible?
Are there any new cancer drugs for colon cancer spread to the liver? My father is very ill and needs help.
Consider new trials: If i were in your father's position, i would consider being in a research trial (if one is available) for metastatic colon cancer. None of the approved therapies for this is curative; they are all palliative. I would probably favor something with an immune-based approach rather than a cell poison, if any such trial is available. This is just a personal preference i'm voicing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father 50 Years oprated for ca rectum has multiple mets in liver now what is prognosis of chemotheropy in this case and what is life expectancy????
Fair: If primary removed in rectum and only lesions are in liver, these will remain in liver but are able to grow. Depending on number of lesions and size microwave ablation is employed. Otherwise chemoembolization followed by radioactive microspheres delivered via hepatic artery directly into liver lesions. New immunotherapy approach also available to enhance survival. ...Read more
Hmmmm: You know, the terms "stage iv" and "cure" are not usually put in the same sentence by oncologists because in theory, most stage IV cancers are incurable. That said, I have seen a handful of patients who had a limited number of metastases to the liver or lung and are in remission years later after aggressive surgery and chemo. Don't lose hope. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many yrs can you live if your testis cancer is dignose and cure at early stage without need of surgery but with drug and chemotherapy?
Expect normal life: Hey big fellow -- Congratulations on successful treatment of testicular carcinoma, and keeping the testis. I trust your physicians practiced evidence-based medicine and that you've been tumor-free for the two years that usually means cure with testicular CA. I'm also sorry they didn't tell you to expect a normal, full-length life as are the odds for any other guy. Work hard to be happy. ...Read more
What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?
Radical Remission: is the name of a book by Kelly Turner. She investigated the cases of people who had dire prognoses and yet lived long beyond them. It might be worth a read for the situation you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is it possible for stage three colorectal cancer to grow and spread during radiation and chemo treatments?
Yes it can do so: Cancer can and sometimes does grow/progress right through the given treatment. it happens when the Cancer cells are resistant to the chemotherapy which is the case in about half of colorectal cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. A change of treatment is then required as the new treatment(different drugs) may still have a chance to work on the cancer. Your oncologist can explain this better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thoughts? Could photodynamic thereapy(pdt) work for somone that is at stage four in pancreatic cancer?
No : Chemotherapyis the only option but results in advanced stage is poor. ...Read more
Where are we at for finding a cure for late stage rabies. Is their a better survival rate or have we improved in late stage treatment at all?
Rabies treatment : We still have a long way to go in order to get any successful treatments for rabies. The mainstay of rabies management therefore is still prevention. The Milwaukee protocol offered hope, but u don't want to be in a desperate position like that. Part of the problem is lack of funding to come up with a cure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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