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Life Span With Cancer In The Cerebrum
What is the life exspectancy of someone with hip cancer in the bone stage 4 with other small tumors in diferant places?
Very difficult: Every case is different and depends on the treatment received and the response. Without treatment probably 6 months or less, but that is a far guess. ...Read more
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
Lung Cancer Spread: The life expectancy of a patient with lung cancer metastasis depends on a number of factors. Most important is the location of the metastasis. Lymph node disease can sometimes be cured. Those patients with isolated metastasis to the brain or to the adrenal gland have a much more favorable prognosis than patients with widespread disease. Average survival for stage IV disease is about 8 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely <6months: Difficulty question because many factors determine prognosis like patient's functionality, nutritional status, and age. Patients with osteosarcoma metastatic to brain is rare. Most will spread to bones and lung. If the tumor cannot be resected due to multiple sites, then radiation is delivered. If a single site some aggressive oncologists surgically remove it and then radiate. Likely <6months here. ...Read more
In BV Frontotemporal dementia, how long does aggressive behavior last throughout the span of the disease?
Info: I hope this site can lead you to good information: http://www.theaftd.org/understandingftd/disorders/bv-ftd Best wishes! ...Read more
Depends: Many factors contribute to life expectancy, and it is difficult to predict. Usually start with surgical removal of as much of the tumor as possible, which is very difficult given the location and disrupts other body functions. Radiation and chemotherapy are also likely to be used. It is a challenging disease with a difficult course. ...Read more
What is the prognosis of life expectancy of someone diagnosed with NSCLC WITH mets to, liver, multiple bones, multiple lymph nodes and brain?
NSCLC: Unfortunately, the prognosis isn't good. One year survival is about 30%. 5 year survival with distant mets is less than 4%. Just remember that statistics are valid for groups. Who knows what grace God might bestow on any individual? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
34wk gestation, severe brain damage with only the brainstem active. Life expectancy? Quality of life?
Defer to Local Docs: I am very saddened to hear of this tragedy. Your question does not clarify if this is the mother or the infant with this traumatic situation. But, regardless, this situation is very severe and i would defer to the team caring for the patient on the ground in person. ...Read more
Not short.: Polycystic kidney disease in most cases is a mild slowly progressive disease. Many patients do not even know they have it and they live and die without knowing they have it. The clue to answer the question could be taken from a person in the same family who has the disease. Of course, patients with PKD may develop end-stage and need dialysis after several years. They are eligible for transplant. ...Read more
It varies: It is unpredictable. There is a 14% chance of being alive in five years. Death could come in weeks. ...Read more
Varies: The short answer has always been, "six months." obviously you can't mark a calendar with this number. I have personally seen patients live for way longer than this, up to several years, especially with aggressive treatment (chemo, radiation). There is no easy answer to this question. I would also remind you that after brain metastases, it's more about quality than quantity. I wish you luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on liver #'s: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determining surgical candidates or risk. Search online for childs-pugh calculator and prognosis (fluid in the belly is called ascites) (and compare with meld calculator and prognosis). You will need to talk to your doctor about individualizing data from these calculations to see if they even apply to your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer