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35y stage i rectal cancer cured via lar w/ tme & wide margin, post-op biopsy clear of cancer in all 17 lumph nodes. Advice on follow-up & gene tests?
6-year-old girl has ewing sarcoma. Finished chemo, surgery, radiotherapy, find that cancer cells spread. Dr said survival rate is 10% as it's in bones?
40 yrs, stage 4 colon cancer spread to supra clavicular & para aortic nodes. Healthy & feel great, take xeloda (capecitabine). Dr says prog 1 - 2 yrs. Do I have hope?
AlwaysAlwaysAlways!!: I have talked with a few "heroes" who went through some extreme situations.They overcame fear by sheer determination.It was always there,but they dealt with it by focusing on the next necessary thing-and the next and the next...I was speaking with THEM because they took care of business.I imagine those who did not return kept that going to just before the bitter end, when they then relaxed fully ...Read more
Psych? Colon cancer 1/09 stage III surg. & chemo. Tiny liver met 2/12 stage iva liver resection. Horrible anxiety & h a. Pet scan in 2 wks. prescription .5mg clonezapam 2x's day. Fear ca's return. How to cope?
Colon cancer: Confronting ones own mortality and living with a cancer that can and often recurs causes tremendous anxiety and depression. You are not alone. Unfortunately, many wonderful, talented, and smart people are confronting the same fate. Look into support groups and treatment with a psychiatrist to help you cope with this detour in life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
43, single masect & chemo(completed) my surgery discovered Lymph/muscle positive IDC- Dr wants to do Radical Masectomy aren't these rare? I'm scared!
Wife complete debulking for stge 4 ovarian cancer. No l-nodes involved.
All cancer removed. Ca125 44 at diagnosis. Ca125 is 3 after 6 rds of chemo. What questions should I ask onc re: prognosis?
High Risk: It sounds like she has had a good respons but she is high risk. You need to continue to have her monitored no matter what the numbers show. Her risk of recurrence is high just based on the staging. Her oncologist is the expert in this field. Support gourps may help as well. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 76, stg IV ovarian cancer, debulking surgery, 3 chemos. Ca 125 normal. Is lymphnode dissection advisable? Comment on quality vs quantity of life?
Quality of life: In end stage cancer quality of life is essential but patient 's decision is equally important. 76 yr old could be very healthy 76 , in stage IV some do respond well to chemo, will have quality & comfortable , remaining part of life , so choice should be left to the person. Also to follow the advice of doctors , if unsure to take a second opinion , treating md will be glad to refer. ...Read more
Search internet: Physicians really can't hide from the public. Most state boards of medicine make our information available (online) to the general public. Many online sites collect information on us & republish for you to compare & access. This site (as do most) also gives you access to our practice information including both address & phone. ...Read more
Some response: meds like Xeloda have some tempoary benefit suppressing DNA function as an oral 5FU (fluorouracil). Long term responses are not seen requiring combination therapy to give an optimjum response. Eventually if cancer does show a good response, malignant stem cells will repopulate the site of the original metastasis. ...Read more
Colon cancer 3yrs ago. Surgery, 2spots was in liver..Chemo for 2yrs.Now z tumor is 15 cm& 7.5 wiz spots in lungs!fatigue &dysfunction liver. What help?
NCI: It does not seem as though surgery is an option for you at this time. Body-wide treatment such as chemotherapy is going to be the preferred way to treat this. Seek care at a national cancer institute designated comprehensive cancer center. This will give you the best access to available clinical trials. Another option is to go to the website www.Cancer.Gov and click in the clinical trial link! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain: I disagree with some aspects of recommended treatments such as coffee enemas for detoxification purposes. I find no convincing studies proving benefit. In general, a working liver and healthy kidneys take care of detoxification quite admirably. Talking with people who have undergone treatment and discussing with various physicians and perhaps getting a second opinion would be worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: There are many sites on-line that have doctor ratings but these are usually done by patients. Ask your primary care doctor or google the doctor's name. ...Read more
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Best institution for experimental protocol to add to nexavar (sorafenib) for metastatic HCC - 34 yo Asian male, s/p omental resection?
My friend diagnosed stage 4 inoperablel lung cancer.6 rounds of chemo shrunk tumor but tumors in adrenals grew.She was diagnosed in march.Prognosis?
Cosider localtherapy: I think the lung cancer can metastasize to the adrenal gland either by the lymphatic or the hematogenous route. In case of metastasis by the lymphatic route, it can be a solitary metastasis, and the prognosis can be relatively better. If the patient is young and in good performance status, aggressive treatment(stereotactic radiotherapy or even removal) can be considered in very selected case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 gullet cancer. Mets to liver , lungs. I have 6 courses of eox chemo treatments What is my realistic prognosis truely please?
See below. Also ask: Your oncologist is the person you should ask this question. In fact it was something to have brought up as you began and went through your chemotherapy. Since you do not seem to have had a satisfactory answer, i can shed some light although at the risk of upsetting someone or the other. Stage 4 cancers can be treated, sometimes very successfully yet they carry a heavy risk of coming back again. ...Read more
A friend, stage 4 pancreatic cancer, 1yr. Pain, machine controls her digestion, chemo 7 mo, tumors in pancreas & liver. In hospital 3 wks now. Dying?
Metastic colon cancer . Ct scan showed disease stable after 3 chemo rounds . Largest liver met 8 cm. bilirubin was 12,19,12,33,51,now 74. What can this be ?
Hyperbili: If jaundiced, intrahepatic (liver caused) levels of bilirubin are likely here. One cause is hepatitis, possibly from chemo, or from the met. In some cases, high bilirubin in adults may be caused by blockages in the bile ducts, depending on where the met is. Symptoms include digestive distress and pain in the abdomen, hard to distinguish from chemo caused side effects. Talk to your cancer doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer