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Survival rate of using chemoembolization 4 advançed metastatic liver? We took chemo for 2.5 yrs..Spread 2 whole liver & 2 spots in lungs?65 yrs old

Survival rate of using chemoembolization 4 advançed metastatic liver? We took chemo for 2.5 yrs..Spread 2 whole liver & 2 spots in lungs?65 yrs old

Survival: I guess it really depends on whether the lung nodules are metastases. If so, they would be considered extra hepatic metastases, and survival even with chemoembolization decreases considerably. In liver only disease, survival rates are about 2/3 at 1 year, 1/3 at 2 years, wih median survival of around 14 months (median survival with extra hepatic mets is around 3 months). ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Carcinoma endometrium spread to lungs,liver,lymphnod,bone.2nd line chemo goin on.pain not tolerable.will chemo will be effective?how to manage pain.

Carcinoma endometrium spread to lungs,liver,lymphnod,bone.2nd line chemo goin on.pain not tolerable.will chemo will be effective?how to manage pain.

Specialty referral: This is a question that needs to be addressed without delay by your multidiciplinary team. Both the pain management people and perhaps the radiation oncologist who can manage local bone pain ("spot-welding") may have something to offer. Most such pain can be handled with opiates when the "war on drugs" doesn't interfere. You have my sympathy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My father wants to quit chemo after his 1st dose. He has metastatic lung cancer. He is taking herbal meds which has given him relief. How risky to qui?

My father wants to quit chemo after his 1st dose. He has metastatic lung cancer. He is taking herbal meds which has given him relief. How risky to qui?

It is up to him: I would suggest him to discuss with his oncologist. Yes, chemo can give side effects most commonly fatigue etc- but it will be able to increase survival and able to relief the symptoms like pain etc. On average survival for stage IV lung cancer is 15 months- on chemo. Without chemo- it will be only several weeks, few months. Please discuss with his oncologist- re treatment options. ...Read more

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Lung &bone&liver cancer will chemo benefit a 72 yr old women?

Lung &bone&liver cancer will chemo benefit a 72 yr old women?

Maybe: Chemotherapy makes some people live longer or even feel better. But it depends on general state of health, number of prior treatments and type of tumor. ...Read more

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My bone cancer cured 6 yrs ago with chemo and operation.And two yrs after lung metastasis operated.What is the chances of cancer in future?

My bone cancer cured 6 yrs ago with chemo and operation.And two yrs after lung metastasis operated.What is the chances of cancer in future?

Significant!: With bone cancer, spread to the lungs is not good but there is still a significant chance for cure. The interval of 4 years between the primary tumor and the lung metastases is a good sign as is the current 2 years of being cancer-free. Close followup with your physicians is vital as additional lung nodules should be resected if they occur as there can be cures even after multiple tumors. ...Read more

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My bone cancer cured 6 yrs ago with chemo and operation.And two yrs after lung metastasis operated...What is the chances of cancer in future?

My bone cancer cured 6 yrs ago with chemo and operation.And two yrs after lung metastasis operated...What is the chances of cancer in future?

High: I'm sorry to say that your chance of more cancer is high. I'm not sure if your first cancer was a bone sarcoma, or if that was metastasic from a first cancer. Either way, once you develop metastatic disease, cancer usually isn't curable. There are some exceptions, like testicular cancer. Ask your doctor for an honest prognosis. ...Read more

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How much does chemo really extend life expectancy in metastatic lung cancer? The side effects are greatly diminishing my mom's quality of life.

How much does chemo really extend life expectancy in metastatic lung cancer? The side effects are greatly diminishing  my mom's quality of life.

Oncologist: I am very sorry that your mom is terribly ill. I hope she can recover from the side effects and have a better quality of life soon. The prognosis for stage IV lung cancer is poor. However, several factors are involved on a particular patient response to a given chemotherapy agent. Your oncologist can tell you the numbers for the protocol she is on. Work on her nutritionandenjoy your times together. ...Read more

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71 yr old with lung ca that has metastasized to bone and brain. has been on various types of chemo for 2 years. life expectancy?

71 yr old with lung ca that has metastasized to bone and brain. has been on various types of chemo for 2 years. life expectancy?

2-8 months: Untreated brain metastases patient's survival estimate is may be 2 months. If tumors are small and numbers less than 4 and patients' clinical condition good, attempts should be made to remove all of the metastases, followed by whole brain radiotherapy. This is the only chance of better survival. Radiotherapy is the must. Certain metastatic brain tumor may respond to systemic chemotherapy . ...Read more

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Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?

Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?

Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds.. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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