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Medulloblastoma Life Expectancy
Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastomas are malignant fast growing tumors that arise in the cerebellum or posterior fossa. There are a variety of cellular subtypes and prognosis is based on size, location, extent of surgical resection, and the presence or absence of metastatic spread into the cranial spinal axis. Genetic testing of tumor subtypes can determine prognosis as well. Check out the ABTA for more information. ...Read more
Medulloblastoma: If there has not been spread to the spine that gives one a better prognosis and a better chance to cure the tumor. ...Read more
Would a person be able to attend school or go in public while taking chemo pills or if they have a medulloblastoma tumor?
Yes: Yes, absolutely. That alone should not prevent someone from going to school or being out in public. The pill is already inside you at that point and medulloblastoma is not contagious. ...Read more
Months: I am not sure what you mean from the expression"how fast they grow". If you mean from begining to onset of symptoms, it is difficult to tell yet it is longer than weeks...It is more like months to years. Yet once the tumor has formed, it can create serious trouble in a matter of weeks. ...Read more
If someone has a medulloblastoma tumor in cerebellum and symptoms begin slowly, and not treated would there be more serious symptoms in 3 months?
Anaplastic medullo: Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor (or cancer) in children. Anaplastic medulloblastoma is a particular subtype of this disease. While almost all cases of medulloblastoma occur in children, this disease can also rarely occur in adults. ...Read more
Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastoma is a tumor that sheds cells which can float throughout the spinal fluid space around the brain and spinal cord. If the tumor sheds these cells then they can migrate anywhere along the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more
Improving...: This has been an intensely studied area in pediatric oncology over the last number of years. Previously a 10-30% 5-year overall survival rate was quoted for metastatic medulloblastoma. More recent studies have increased these numbers to the 50-60% range, maybe even better (the data are too new). Every patient is unique. I would encourage having this discussion with the child's oncologist. ...Read more
When someone has a medulloblastoma tumor in cerebellum and they lay in bed all day will they have a headache and be sick cause of the swelling?
Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastoma is a malignant brain tumor that originates around the cerebellum or coordination center. The tumor can spread through the spinal fluid pathways along the spinal canal. Children are affected 10 times more commonly than adults. Sleeping and laying in bed can cause increased brain swelling resulting in headaches and vomiting. See a neurosurgeon for treatment. ...Read more
Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer ...Read more
Variable: It is important to understand that the brain may dictate bodily function. If lisencephaly is part of miller-dieker syndrome death may occur before age 2, but sometimes infants may live longer. Remember if the patient cannot feed themselves and is bed-ridden-they are prone to pneumonia, infection-which may lead to an earlier death. Also important are other associated congenital abnormalities. ...Read more
The average life expectancy for an american is about 78, but that is just a statistic.
You control some factors that help determine your personal life expectancy- smoking, obesity and inactivity will shorten your life span, while eating more fruits/vegetables, watching your weight and increasing your physical activity will lengthen your life span and hopefully add to your quality of life too. ...Read more
Can be normal: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more
According to: SSA. Gov, average life expectancy for a male born today is 83 years, for a female 87 years. There is an interactive calculator on the site to estimate life expectancy based on age. ...Read more
No data about this: Life expectancy is generally reduced but there is no data available to tell us how much it is reduced. It depends on the complications of the disease, especially if there are cardiac problems. ...Read more
In the canadian registry study, life expectancy was reduced by
4->7 yrs, and in the danish registry study, life expectancy was reduced by 10-> 12 years. Quality of life is affected by physical symptoms such as difficulty with mobility, fatigue, problems with social functioning, impaired mood and pain. ...Read more
Can be fatal.:
Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an African child dies from Malaria every minute. Risks of death are higher in people w AIDS, young children, pregnant women & their fetuses & in people from non-endemic areas.
See: http://www. Who. Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/ ...Read more
Cardiomyopathy: Although it is difficult to put a time line on this condition, these patients eventually will need cardiac transplant and accordingly they should be referred to a transplant center so that they can placed on transplant list. Occasionally, cardiomyopathy may be part of another disease such as muscular dystrophy in which case the life expectancy is more likely related to that underlying disease. ...Read more