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Leiomyosarcoma Life Expectancy
A lot: If surgically resectable, then take it out. If very large, consider either post operative radiation +\- chemo. Not a lot of data on post operative chemo but would be a consideration. If metastatic, chemotherapy alone. Hope this helps.
Yea: If resectable, then remove it. If a large size, consider postoperative radiation and chemotherapy to reduce the risk of recurrence. If metastatic, there are several chemo drugs which can shrink the tumors. Hope this helps.
Standard radiation: The size and grade of this tumor and extent of resection is all very important to be able to answer this. Surgery is the most important in treatment. If the patient needs radiation depending on initial size and location, radiation after surgery is best performed with imrt based standard daily radiation is likely the best method. However the planning process may be done in other successful ways.See 1 more doctor answer
Leiomyosarcoma: If you are asking about the response to trabectedine after failure of front line chemo a study on 47pts. A favorable trend in median time to progression 4.4m, progression-free survival 4.4m and overall survival 17.4m. Higher overall response rate 6.4% and disease control rate 34.0%. If given after more than one previous chemo regimen the rates will be less than the one's mentioned.
Forms forms: In california, at least, patients and physicians fill out state disability forms to get benefits from the state (and private insurance, if the patient has a disability policy). After the patient is on state disability, they can then apply for federal disability (ssi), which takes longer to initiate, but lasts permanently. Once on federal disability, patients can usually get medicare.
Sarcoma: Sarcoma is a cancer of the connective tissues (muscle, bone, fat, etc), which is less common than other types of cancer such as breast cancer, colon cancer, etc. The prefix leiomyo- means that the tumor resembles smooth muscle (the muscle than lines the uterus, GI tract, and blood vessels).See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the stage: Stage I about 90% stage II more than 60% stage III (regional spread) 35% stage IV 15 % or less stage I and II are localized
Good if early: Uterine leiomyosarcoma represents a malignant form of uterine fibroid where smooth muscle comprising the benign tumor undergoes malignant transformation. This is the same type tumor seen in the stomach and where the lesion arises in the smooth muscle of veins. Depending on stage when diagnosed the routine malignant lesion has a 60% survival rate, which is cut in half when regional spread occurs
Uterine cancer: Unfortunately, leiomyosarcoma is a form of uterine cancer defined by the specific types of cells seen at the microscopic level. This is different from leiomyomas which are benign and commonly referred to as fibroids.
I was just told I have Stage 4 leiomyosarcoma, 5 year survival is 15%. Any ideas on how to tell people? I don't even know how to start a conversation.
Your Oncologist can: In case you have not already seen an oncologist, he/she is the best person to guide you through this journey. You should also consider seeking a sarcoma specialist, if you can travel to a major Cancer center in your city or state. The survival figures you have been given are a best guess and are not of much help to be able to do all that can be and should be done to control your cancer. Good luck
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What is th eprognosis or chances of recurrence for a low grade, retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma, attached to the diaphragm, fully resected with neg mar?
Guarded: J Bone Jont Surg 94:736, 2012 is most current. 50% of a small number of patients with low-grade somatic leiomyosarcoma were alive in 4 years. Among patients with retroperitoneal leiomyosarcomas, 20% were free of metastatic disease in 5 years and are thus possible cures. Try to have at least three pathologists sign off on the case. Good luck.
Does leiomyosarcoma shows specific characteristics on CT scans? Like, shape, size or anything that makes it different from other masses?
Nothing: Specific enough to make a definitive diagnosis. It is mainly the location of the mass that puts leiomyosarcoma on the radar screen, as many sarcomas of various types can have similar CT features.
Do retroperitoneal leiomyosarcomas present any characteristics in imagen test? Can it be identified with a CT w/contrast &have certain characteristics?
????: What makes you think you have this, or it's this just a research question. These tumors should show up on CT scans easily, since they are smooth muscle cancers.
Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer
Variable: It is important to understand that the brain may dictate bodily function. If lisencephaly is part of miller-dieker syndrome death may occur before age 2, but sometimes infants may live longer. Remember if the patient cannot feed themselves and is bed-ridden-they are prone to pneumonia, infection-which may lead to an earlier death. Also important are other associated congenital abnormalities.
78-ish...but: The average life expectancy for an american is about 78, but that is just a statistic. You control some factors that help determine your personal life expectancy- smoking, obesity and inactivity will shorten your life span, while eating more fruits/vegetables, watching your weight and increasing your physical activity will lengthen your life span and hopefully add to your quality of life too.
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