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Doctor insights on: Long Cancer Symptoms

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Stage 4 lung cancer how long can leave without threatment?

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Stage 4 lung cancer how long can leave without threatment?

Stage 4 lung Ca. : A few months, somewhere between 3 months or shorter to 8 months on average depending on the extent of disease and tumor aggressiveness. But i want to emphasize stage 4 lung cancer is not curable, but treatable. I encourage you to see local oncologist, fully review the case, and possibly start treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What cancer has symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

What cancer has symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

Ovarian Ca: Considering that one of the first signs of pregnancy is enlargement of the abdomen., ovarian cancers for the most part metastasize to the omentum where TGF-B is present, ascites and abdominal swelling results. Following this small bowel implants appear with occasional partial SB blockage producing nausea .This is similar to what occurs in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How come ovarian cancer symptoms present like GI problems?

How come ovarian cancer symptoms present like GI problems?

See below: There is probably not a good answer. Ovarian cancer does not have specific symptoms and causes vague abdominal symptoms that are similar to GI symptoms. See this site for more info about ovarian cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001891/. ...Read more

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How long can you live with colon cancer early stage?

How long can you live with colon cancer early stage?

Depends: Early stage 1 or 2 colon cancer, if treated with surgical excision, has very high successful treatment chances. Long term survival to a full normal age can occur with early successful treatment. ...Read more

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How long can ovarian cancer go undetected?

How long can ovarian cancer go undetected?

Many years: Ovarian cancer can go undetected for many years. Many people don't have any symptoms or only vague symptoms such as bloating or mild abdominal discomfort. When patients have more significant symptoms, the cancer is usually found at an advanced stage. ...Read more

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Cancer symptoms mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

Cancer symptoms mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

No: The cancer symptoms depend to type of cancer and location, and is not mistaken for pregnancy ...Read more

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How is it possible to have stage 4 colon cancer with no symptoms?

How is it possible to have stage 4 colon cancer with no symptoms?

Information: Unfortunately many cancers, particularly those in the abdomen, do not cause symptoms until they are far advanced. ...Read more

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How long does chemotherapy for stage 2 lung cancer last?

How long does chemotherapy for stage 2 lung cancer last?

Adjuvant Chemo: Stage ii is mostly n-1 +, but now includes t-size > 5cm. The facts are more for n-1+. 12 weeks (4 cycles). The supporting trials and chemotherapy are all canadian or european. A recent european trial used the chemotherapy before. I would not advise this without a long discussion with your oncologist about benefit/risk. ...Read more

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How long will you have with stage 4 lung cancer?

How long will you have with stage 4 lung cancer?

Limited: Depends on cell type, location, metastases to be a bit more accurate. Small cell generaly 12 months or so.. Others longer depending on responses to therapy. ...Read more

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How quickly do symptoms progress with colon cancer? I'm an 18 year old male exhibiting colon cancer-like symptoms.

How quickly do symptoms progress with colon cancer? I'm an 18 year old male exhibiting colon cancer-like symptoms.

Cancer warning signs: Warning signs for bowel cancer include blood in stool, change in bowel habits, change in stool caliber and abdominal discomfort, but none are specific for bowel cancer. A doctor can help sort out any symptoms. How quickly symptoms progress is variable among individuals. ...Read more

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How can colon cancer get to stage 4 without any symptoms?

How can  colon cancer get to stage 4 without any symptoms?

Unfortunate: This can happen and does so more often than we'd like. Doesn't effect function till later. ...Read more

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

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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What the early symptoms for survic cancer?

What the early symptoms for survic cancer?

No symptoms: Early treatable, curable cervical cancers has no symptoms, some one your age and up need regular gyn exams and pap smears, are essential for early detection and cure. ...Read more

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Is it possible for stage 4 colon cancer patient that is spread to liver as well have no classic symptoms of colon cancer existance?

Is it possible for stage 4 colon cancer patient  that is spread to liver as well have no classic symptoms of colon cancer existance?

Colon cancer: yes very common. That is the reason we do colon screening to get the small cancers out before they spread. Trust everyone gets this done as recommended in your health care system to prevent this preventable tragedy. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer have symptoms in its early stages?

Ovarian cancer: In early stages ovarian cancer has no symptoms whatsoever. Thats why is so hard to diagnose it, untill it is really advance.It is a cornerstone for gyn oncologyst which are working really hard to find a screening test for ovarian cancer.The symptoms of fullness, wight loss, bloating appear when cancer spread already to the bowells. ...Read more

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How long can you survive stage 4a nasopharyngeal cancer?

How long can you survive  stage 4a nasopharyngeal cancer?

Can still be cured: Treatment will require multidisciplinary approach- which will include medical oncologist, radiation oncologist , and perhaps surgical oncologist. 5 year survival depending on the low or high pretherapy ebv dna- is 66% and 54% respectively. See your medical team ( medical oncologist /radiation oncologist ) and discuss further with your mds in detail. ...Read more

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How long does one typically have with stage 4 liver cancer that has spread from colon cancer?

How long does one typically have with stage 4 liver cancer that has spread from colon cancer?

It varies a lot: There is good treatment for stage 4 colon Cancer. Most people live for 2-3 years when they take chemotherapy. If the liver tumor is small it can even be removed with surgery. Tell us about the dates of your diagnosis and what type of chemotherapy you have used and for how long? Then we can give you a better estimate of expected survival. ...Read more

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How long can fifths disease symptoms last?

How long can fifths disease symptoms last?

Rash = 1-3 weeks: The early symptoms of fifth disease caused by parvovirus b19 (fever, sore throat, upset stomach, headache, fatigue) go away in about 3-5 days, but the rash associated with it (first facial rash then on body) can wax and wane in some children for up to 3 weeks. Adults who get this usually don't have a rash, but can have quite painful joints (this can also last up to 3 weeks). ...Read more

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How long does someone usually have with stage 4 liver cancer that spread of colon?

How long does someone usually have with stage 4 liver cancer that spread of colon?

Even this stage: of colon cancer has had tremendous advances with advanced means of chemotherapy! I would not accept the answer to your question from any other than an ONCOLOGIST who is familiar with the case! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more