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Life Expectancy With One Kidney
67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer. PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?
Normal: Assume that you will live out your years with the same chance as any of your friends of reaching 100. A majority of kidneys respected for cancer result in cure. Liver disease is largely reversible when the cause is found and addressed. If you can live clean and know the secret that the liver loves it when you exercise, then oil forward to many more good years. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Cancer: Life expectancy can vary depending on the degree of involvement. Please speak with your urologist and oncologist. ...Read more
At 40-50 percent of kidney function. Could I live a normal life as anyone else assuming I diet, excercise etc. Or is life expectancy less?
Likely yes: You can live a normal life even with less kidney function as long as the disease affecting it is under control. Also, nobody at 48 has 100% kidney function. As the kidney ages, it loses function typically. Most regular people your age will be at 70% or less. ...Read more
Better than without: People with a working kidney on average live much longer than those on dialysis. The younger the patient, the bigger the benefit. A 60 yr old patient with a transplant will live an average of 9 yrs vs. 3 yrs without. A 30 yr old patient will gain 20+ yrs compared to dialysis. A kidney transplant also vastly improves the person's quality of life. ...Read more
Other med. Problems?: The longevity of a kidney transplant is usually about 10-15 years depending on the source and quality of the donor organ (living donor kidneys tend to last longer). Patient life expectancy generally depends on other medical issues such as heart disease, diabetes, vascular disease or development of cancers. In fact, most recipients will die with a functioning kidney, not because of kidney failure. ...Read more
Life expectancy: In today's day and age --- with high efficiency diakyzerscand highly successful rates of renal transplant-- you can expect almost normal life expectancy with renal failure ...Read more
Longevity and ESRD: Patients on dialysis live shorter than their age matched persons not on dialysis. The life expectancy is dependent of the underlying disease, diabetes usually live on dialysis for a shorter period of time than do non-diabetic dialysis patients. You should ask the patient's nephrologist (n) for a better estimate of the patient's expectant life span. The n is better equipped to answer your question. ...Read more
Longevity and ESRD: Patients with ESRD live shorter lives than age-matched control without it. Their longevity depends when they started dialysis and what other co-morbidities they have, such as diabetes or heart disease. For a more specific answer you need to supply that information to us here on Healthrap. You can, or course, ask the nephrologist treating the patient you are asking about, who could a better answer. ...Read more
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
CHF is treated with medicines very adequatly. What is the Underlying cause? High BP, CAD, Arrythmia, or Valve disease? The EF is measured by Echocardiogram ; which f=gives functional capacity of the Cardiac function.
Kidney Function are measured by Blood tests. And over all Clinical Symtoms also categorize the CHF and Kidney Failure.
Should get best help from Treating Physician, ...Read more
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
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
Depends: But mild renal impairment in a 90 year old is commonplace. I suspect that if otherwise healthy, the 90 year old will die with renal impairment, not of it. ...Read more
Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of the dialyzed will pass away in every each year so to live longer than 5 yrs is hard. But, young age + hope to get kidney transplant + willing to cope and live a healthy lifestyle + follow available good advice are your best possible hope. Nonetheless, do something within our control now and don't waste time & energy to think & worry about what beyond our control. Best... ...Read more
Life for an amputee: The patient needs to be evaluated for arterial disease of his heart and brain. Peripheral artery disease (pad) is found system wide, not only in the legs. He should be scheduled for a stress echocardiogram to see if he has ischemic disease of his coronary arteries, if positive, angiography of his coronary vessels needs to be done. He also needs a carotid artery scan to see if he has disease there. ...Read more
Depends: Life expectancy will depend on overall health and other medical issues. Patients with stage 4kidney disease are at a 6-8 fold increased risk of cardiovascular events compared to age matched controls. Cardiovascular risk reduction is key to prolonging. Good bp, diabetes control are important. Exercise and avoidance of obesity will help. Some patients live more than 20 years if the are healthy. ...Read more
No straight answer: If your kidney function remains preserved, no effect. If the kidney function declines and you wind up on dialysis, the life expectancy becomes more consistent with what people on dialysis get. And that can be pretty good if everything remains ideal. At some point kidney transplant may be an attractive option if there is no contraindication to the surgery which is involved in transplant. ...Read more
Here are some...: On average, some 40% of patients with PKD, by age 60, will not have kidney failure, which is the worst risk to life. But, a basket of gifts from healthy lifestyle without overindulgence + available good medical advice + willingness to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty + hope to get kidney transplant will render patients the best possible help and hope. Best wish... ...Read more
Prognosis for total kidney and liver failure dyalisis not an option, what type of life expectancy?
Very poor: Unfortunately very poor however depends on what is meant my "total" failure. If complete kidney failure means not making any urine, then prognosis is typically days, up to 1-2 weeks w/o dialysis. If complete liver failure (your doctor would use prognostic tools such as meld and childs-pugh) and would consider lab values and signs/symptoms of liver failure and typically could be weeks to months. ...Read more
Often very good: It depends on the tumor stage, which is based on the tumor size and whether it is confined to the kidney or invades other structures. Many papillary renal cell carcinomas are small and confined to kidney, in which case they often do not recur. ...Read more
What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 5 kidney failure? Dialysis and transplant are not options because the heart is to weak.
No clear prediction.: Each individual case is unique & predictions are very difficult--but from what you describe, the life expectancy is, unfortunately, not long. Large series show that median survival for patients with stage IV disease is 16 to 20 months in contemporary reports, and the five-year survival rate is less than 10 percent for patients with distant metastases. Kidney failure may worsen the prognosis. ...Read more
My brother in law has renal kidney cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes and bones, what is his life expectancy?
Difficult to predict: Each individual case is unique & predictions are very difficult. Factors such as tumor histology, size, & prior surgery have an impact on prognosis. Data from large series show that median survival for patients with stage IV disease is 16-20 months, and the 5 year survival rate is less than 10% for patients with distant metastases. Many new drugs have been developed that may improve survival. ...Read more
My mum, 67, was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?
Need to assess for Kras and Nras mutation IF she is wild type she should receive FOLFIRI and Erbitux
If she has mutation the treatment of choice FOLFOX and Avastin
Life expex 22 - 26 months... If responsive disease can be extended with other agents and survival can extend several years.
New agents add to OS sequencing of therapy is important to extend Overal survival ...Read more
What is the life expectancy for a 79 yr old male with colon caner/tumor in colon and spread to the liver? History heart bypass, kidney fail diabetic?
Sadly not long: This sounds like a bad situation. Talk to your doctor and make sure he gets good supportive care with the help of his doctor and specialists. It is always difficult to estimate a time. It may be a matter of weeks. Also get an opinion from someone who knows him. All the best and God bless. ...Read more
What is life expectancy after bladder cancer has moved to bone (severe lesions on two ribs), spot on lung, spot kidney, and partially obstructed aorta?
Bladder cancer: The oncologist and urologist who know the patient best should be the ones to answer your question. Involvement of the abdominal aorta is very concerning. Many patients develop widespread involvement of the pelvic area with eventual blockages of both ureters leading to kidney failure. Oncology, radiology and urology would collaborate in such cases to offer palliative care. ...Read more
Doctor, my daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer, metastasized and had her right kidney totally removed. Since the nephrectomy, she has undergone 6 months of chemo, and 15 applications of radiation. Her diagnosis of life expectancy is 7-17 mon
Please pose question: This is devastating, but I am not sure what your question is. Nobody can predict with accuracy survival. So, what is the age, what other medical problems, what was the type of kidney cancer (clear cell renal cell, papillary, sarcomatoid, etc). There are molecular targeted therapies for specific tumor types.... ...Read more
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