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Doctor insights on: Life Expectancy For Stage 4 Angiosarcoma Of Scalp With Metatasis To Neck And Sternum

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What is the life expectancy for a 42 yr old man with stage 4 signer ring cell with metastasis of the lung and how and with what would you treat him?

What is the life expectancy for a 42 yr old man with stage 4 signer ring cell with metastasis of the lung and how and with what would you treat him?

Check EGFR and ALK: Very important to check for egfr mutations and alk re-arrangements, since there are medications that are very effective to treat cancers that are positive for these mutations. As far as prognosis, a 42 year old tends to have a better prognosis than the average patient and in patients with egfr mutations or alk it goes up to 24 to 30 months or more. Please discuss this with your med onc. Best,
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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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How do you minimise psyrasis? Its spread all over my scalp, back, legs, groin, chest, neck and bottom- help?

How do you minimise psyrasis? Its spread all over my scalp, back, legs, groin, chest, neck and bottom- help?

Absolutely need to: See dermatologist as there are many treatments available from topicals, light therapy, orals, injectables ...Read more

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I have skin colored to pink bumps that come and go randomly on my neck, chest, and scalp. They're itchy and have now spread to my gf. Not herpes.

I have skin colored to pink bumps that come and go randomly on my neck, chest, and scalp. They're itchy and have now spread to my gf. Not herpes.

Scabies?: Is a possibility as well as other possible causes such as bug bites so see a doctor to get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Every time I run or get nervous, I start itching all around my scalp and my neck and my chest, it fells almost like ants are crawling on me. What isn?

Every time I run or get nervous, I start itching all around my scalp and my neck and my chest, it fells almost like ants are crawling on me. What isn?

Common occurrence: Can be dryness of the skin but also sympathetic reaction causing hormones to increase with skin vasoconstriction and decrease flow to skin. Will improved with improved conditioning. ...Read more

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Hello, over the past week I have been itchy mostly on my torso. Neck back belly chest waistline scalp tops of arms but it's been pretty constant. I?

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Hello, over the past week I have been itchy mostly on my torso. Neck back belly chest waistline scalp tops of arms but it's been pretty constant. I?

Many possibilities: Do you have a rash or changes in color of skin? Could be irritation from new soap/lotion/detergent, dry skin, or a metabolic change. Recommend physical exam as your doctor can help. Determine cause and give a med for relief. ...Read more

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On 100mg of Levothyroxine. Now confirming it is causing rash on neck/breast/chest and scalp itch. Cant see my doc until 2 mths. Why is this? No allerg

On 100mg of Levothyroxine. Now confirming it is causing rash on neck/breast/chest and scalp itch. Cant see my doc until 2 mths. Why is this? No allerg

Drug allergy: Levothyroxine is the generic name of a type of thyroid hormone, which several different companies make. It is possible that you are allergic to one of the nonactive ingredients (filler/coloring) in one maker's pill, but not another, especially if you took this medicine in past without difficulty. Ask your pharmacy if generic maker was changed recently. Rarely, u could be allergic to levothyroxine ...Read more

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I've been on methimazole for 6 yrs & recently have developed itchy hives on my chest/inner arms/scalp/neck/ears and occasionally back & legs-related?

Maybe: Methimazole is notorious for causing a rash. It is unusual to get a rash after 6 yr, but it is possible. Presumably you have graves disease? Perhaps it is time to reevaluate your hyperthyroidism and think about definitive treatment. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of an 82 year old man with epitheloid angiosarcoma in the spine. Is now having severe back pain and can't walk?

Life expectancy of an 82 year old man with epitheloid angiosarcoma in the spine. Is now having severe back pain and can't walk?

Discuss w/ the Dr: Clear from what you say, he is not well and probablt his quality of life is diminished. The duration of life may be unknown, but the best estimates would come from the doctors who treat him. I'm sorry that this is a difficult time for him - I hope it can be as good as possible. ...Read more

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What life expectancy does someone have with angiosarcoma?

What life expectancy does someone have with angiosarcoma?

3.5 years: 3.5 years is the median survival in studies that look at groups of people with angiosarcoma. However, each person with angiosarcoma may do much better or much worse. It depends on where the tumor started, the stage of the tumor at diagnosis, and the age and general health of the person. Sadly, it is a very aggressive type of cancer. ...Read more

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Hi I just found out my grandmother died from Angiosarcoma and Pulmonary Metastasis, are these in any way hereditary??

Hi I just found out my grandmother died from Angiosarcoma and Pulmonary Metastasis, are these in any way hereditary??

Can be: Some very rare types that are. Most are not. Probably best to discuss with your gp who can then take a full family history and if concerns can refer/get more precise advice from the regional genetics service in your part of the country ...Read more

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Breast Ca 2011 had lumpectomy+Chemo+Radio. Mar-2017, Angiosarcoma appeared & treated by Mastectomy. Sep-2017, 2nd occurrence of Angiosarcoma treated with split graft. Now, 3rd occurrence (No metastasis).Doctor suggested rip resection+Full graft. Agree?

Breast Ca 2011 had lumpectomy+Chemo+Radio. Mar-2017, Angiosarcoma appeared & treated by Mastectomy. Sep-2017, 2nd occurrence of Angiosarcoma treated with split graft. Now, 3rd occurrence (No metastasis).Doctor suggested rip resection+Full graft. Agree?

Need more than surge: Angiosarcoma is a dangerous cancer, so it needs to be controlled fast before it starts to spread at distant sites.
You should not rely on surgery alone as you have already witnessed its failure more than once.
Consult a medical oncologist or a sarcoma specialist who can first treat your Angio with chemotherapy, then do surgery (good excision...it does not have to be radical. Local Radiotherapy may ...Read more

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Lightheaded, nauseated, pressure, for four weeks, MRI clear, still suffering, put on amitriptyline, seem to have neck and chest issues too. 24/m.

Lightheaded, nauseated, pressure, for four weeks, MRI clear, still suffering, put on amitriptyline, seem to have neck and chest issues too. 24/m.

Depression: Given your symptoms, the MRI was not a good test. You also just mention amitriptyline in passing and not stating the underlying diagnosis for that medication which is what I believe to be the underlying diagnosis for your stated symptoms. You are experiencing depression / anxiety or reaction to meds. See your mental health provider. ...Read more

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Hi its to my wife she is suffering from chest burning and had pain in neck and not feeling wel since four days why its so?

Get checked: She needs to get checked to see if this is a heart problem or esophagitis. If the neck pain is in front, it's likely part of the same problem as the chest pain. If neck pain is in the back, it may be an unrelated problem. If the pain is just on one side or the other, it could be she is developing shingles. ...Read more

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What is this headache? For the past four days have been having the worst headaches ever. I have a rash on my chest and I had a slight fever the other day. Today, the fourth day, I still have a headache but it has moved to my neck. The front of my neck hur

What is this headache? For the past four days have been having the worst headaches ever. I have a rash on my chest and I had a slight fever the other day. Today, the fourth day, I still have a headache but it has moved to my neck. The front of my neck hur

The: The fact that you have a headache and stiff neck are worrisome. If a fever is present then it is really concerning. Meningitis, stroke, possible head trauma (soft spot?) are all possibilities that need to be ruled out. By the date of this post a week has passed. Did you seek care? If not, and you still have symptoms you should seek medical attention right away. ...Read more

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I have a back pain for four days now. My back and neck are stiff and I get a pulling sensation in my neck going down. I also have a little chest pain.

I have a back pain for four days now. My back and neck are stiff and I get a pulling sensation in my neck going down. I also have a little chest pain.

Rest: At 19 years old, this is probably muscular. I would try rest, heat, massage, anti inflammatories. If symptoms continue, try to find factors that make it better and worse and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma that has spread to spine, liver & spleen?

What is life expectancy for stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma that has spread to spine, liver & spleen?

Depends: Many types of non-hodgkins lymphoma and prognosis varies. Even with stage iv, some are very curable. Need more details. Good luck! ...Read more

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Life expectancy for stage 4 kidney disease?

Life expectancy for stage 4 kidney disease?

Stage 4 kidney dz: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease (kidney function of 15-30%) occurs for many reasons. People with stable stage 4 disease can live fairly normal lives. However, if the kidney disease is progressing rapidly, it can be associated with more complications (anemia, bone disease, end stage renal disease with dialysis). It is important to follow closely with a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for stage 4 bowel cancer which has spread to the brain and liver?

Life expectancy for stage 4 bowel cancer which has spread to the brain and liver?

Highly variable: In colon cancer, up to 25% survival at 3 years, if good response to chemo. Every colon cancer responds to meds differently, and new genetic tests can help pick meds that might be best. I recommend to get affairs in order, apologize to those who you have wronged/crossed, express love & gratitude to those for whom you care, and find joy and peace in each day. Best wishes! Dr. T. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for stage 4 primary liver cancer for a 84 years old person with a spread in the lung?

Life expectancy for stage 4 primary liver cancer for a 84 years old person with a spread in the lung?

It is guess work: It is hard to give you reliable response without examining the patient and without knowing any history or results of her blood tests which can show the severity of liver disease. In general, most patients with stage 4 liver cancer have a short survival (2 to 6 months). You should ask this question to her treating doctor (s). ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a person with stage 4 renal falure and 1 kidney with no dialysis?

Variable: The answer to this question really depends on how well the illness is managed and the rate of decline of the kidney function. Some patients may decline to end stage kidney failure in a year while some may take several years. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 kidney disease?

What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 kidney disease?

Possibly many years: Life expectancy depends on the rate of progression (many factors including medical and lifestyle interventions that might slow down the progression) and decisions on whether to pursue renal replacement therapy once reaches end-stage (that decision may depend on overall health, functional status, ability to tolerate various interventions, etc). Overall shorter than the average public lifespans. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of a person who is stage 4 kidney failure be?

What would the life expectancy of a person who is stage 4 kidney failure be?

Life expentancy: A person with class 4 chronic kdiney disease does not have renal failure and does not yet need to start dialysis. The person's life expectancy depends on his age and what the underlying cause of his CKD is. People with CKD are have more morbidty and more mortality than age-matched patients without it. Have the person ask his nephrologist for a more accurate answer to your question. ...Read more

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How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

Stage 4=cirrhosis: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 liver cirrhosis?

What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 liver cirrhosis?

Short and variable: It is not feasible to predict with any degree of accuracy as to how long will a given individual with a given illness will live. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

Metastasis (Definition)

A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more