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What is life like after whipple procedure ?

What is life like after whipple procedure ?

Can be difficult: Not for everyone, but the whipple procedure has a 40% morbidity rate. That means 40% of people have a major complication such as pneumonia, abscess, wound infections and most notably delayed gastric emptying. However, unfortunately if you aor someone you know is in need of a whipple the alternative is not attractive either. ...Read more

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Sex life after kidney transplant?

Sex life after kidney transplant?

Yes, yes, yes: Sex is an important part of life quality - feel empowered to discuss openly with your transplant team. Some men have difficulty with erections because of hypertension, diabetes and medications they must take - usually treatable. You must also consider possible impact of immunosuppressants on causing abnormal sperm (risk is probably low). Overall, odds are good for being active. Be responsible too. ...Read more

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Is there life after a pancreatic transplant?

Is there life after a pancreatic transplant?

Pancreas transplant : Yes, there is. In fact, following successful pancreas transplantation, it is a life of euglycemia independent of Insulin administration. No further need to plan exercise and diet around sugar levels and Insulin dosing. Many diabetic complications stabilize or reverse. No more midnight sugar checks looking for hypoglycemia. Downside: a big operation and the need for lifelong immunosuppression. ...Read more

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Bowel perforation outlook good after tubal?

Bowel perforation outlook good after tubal?

Yes: Assuming the perforation was recognized and treated promptly, the outlook is fine. ...Read more

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With oligodendroglioma, after operation and radiotherapy.How long do patients live?

With oligodendroglioma, after operation and radiotherapy.How long do patients live?

Natural Hx: Is extended. If there is a deletion of portions of chromsome 1 and 19, chemotherapy may further improve odds. Individual survivl is never known, the median survival is 7 years. ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy after a double lung transplant?

What's the life expectancy after a double lung transplant?

Multiple factors: It is a complex question, since survival varies depending on a number of factors, including infection and rejection episodes. One year survival is usually 90% at most centers. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of previously never sick, active healthy 67 year old after colon cancer surgery +12 rounds chemo, 6 months later spread to liver&lung?

Life expectancy of previously never sick, active healthy 67 year old after colon cancer surgery +12 rounds chemo, 6 months later spread to liver&lung?

Your best bet: Is to review a question like this with your medical oncologist. There are many different factors that contribute to survival statistics and you want to make sure you're being provided with accurate information. This requires a more complete understanding of your medical/oncologic history. ...Read more

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What is life like after a pancreatic transplant?

What is life like after a pancreatic transplant?

Pancreas transplant : Following successful pancreas transplantation, it is a life of euglycemia independent of Insulin administration. No further need to plan exercise and diet around sugar levels and Insulin dosing. Many diabetic complications stabilize or reverse. No more midnight sugar checks looking for hypoglycemia. Downside: a big operation and the need for lifelong immunosuppression. ...Read more

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How long life after dignose mesothelioma ?

How long life after dignose mesothelioma ?

Variable: "the average survival times for people with mesothelioma have been between 4 and 18 months. But some people live much longer. Between 5% and 10% of people with mesothelioma live at least 5 years after their cancer is found. These numbers tend to be better for people diagnosed at a younger age." http://goo.Gl/itfp9. ...Read more

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Stage 2 a colon cancer patient can live long and healthy life after complete treatment and cure?

Stage 2 a colon cancer patient can live long and healthy life after complete treatment and cure?

Still good prognosis: Stage ii still confined to wall of colon , most of the centers close 90% 5 yr survival rates along with chemo. Will have healthy normal life. ...Read more

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Stage 2 a colon cancer patient can live long and healthy life after complete treatment and cure?

Stage 2 a colon cancer patient can live long and healthy life after complete treatment and cure?

Yes, absolutely: The majority of stage 2 colon cancer patients are cured with the surgery alone. A smaller group of stage 2 colon cancers have already spread, but are not evident in the specimen or during the imaging. So the answer to your question is yes, they can, but close follow up is a must. ...Read more

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What's life expectancy having renal cell carcinoma stage 3 a year after having kidney removed?

What's life expectancy having renal cell carcinoma stage 3 a year after having kidney removed?

About 5 years: The 5 year survival for stage 3 renal cell cancer is about 50%. This number may shift up or down a little because there are subcategoroes of stage 3 tumors whci will affect the prognosis. ...Read more

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What ais the survival rate from pancreatic cancer after a whipple procedure?

What ais the survival rate from pancreatic cancer after a whipple procedure?

10%: If a patient is a candidate for a Whipple, meaning no nodes or spread of tumor at the 1-2yr interval the survival is 10%. This may change since new immunothrapeutics are being developed. It will require a vaccine which turns on humoral immunity to produce the necessary monoclonals to prevent recurrent. The vaccine has been developed for tumor specific protein and not GVAX ...Read more

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How long do people live after a neuroendocrine tumor has spread postop?

Too vague: neuroendocrine tumors can be fatal in a short time span depends on grade of cancer ...Read more

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Surgical Oncology: Whipple surgery done; diarrhea 7 days post-op. Soft food diet 2 days ago. Usually resolves itself with solids?

Surgical Oncology: Whipple surgery done; diarrhea 7 days post-op. Soft food diet 2 days ago. Usually resolves itself with solids?

Yes: Hi member 1279133 The Whipple procedure is one of the most invasive abdominal surgeries still being done, and recovery of the gut often takes some time. If your surgeon agrees, using probiotics and a diet with enough bulk and mostly vegetable based should help you recover. Increase in pain, or constipation would be signs you should follow up immediately. Congratulations on surviving!! ...Read more

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What's life like after kidney transplantation?

What's life like after kidney transplantation?

TRANSPLANT: There are several things on the do and not do list. It is important to keep up with blood work and antirejection medications that can be costly. All are better for you and easier to manage than a dialysis schedule. ...Read more

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How long should a patient wait before starting chemotherapy and after the breast cancer surgery ?

How long should a patient wait before starting chemotherapy and after the breast cancer surgery ?

12 weeks: Studies have shown that benefit from chemotherapy doesn't begin to drop off as long as it is started within 12 weeks of surgery. I take the type of cancer into consideration, though. For more aggressive breast cancers, i like to start chemo within 4-6 weeks. For the slower growing er+ cancers, within 12 weeks is fine and supported by data. ...Read more

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