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Stage 3 peritoneal cancer life expectancy without any treatment?

Stage 3 peritoneal cancer life expectancy without any treatment?

Not good: Without treatment the cancer will continue to spread. There is no way to predict course or anticipate miracles. The survival rate at 3 years WITH treatment is about 60%. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Is there such a thing as peritoneal cancer?

Is there such a thing as peritoneal cancer?

YES: It is known as ~ primary peritoneal carcinoma. Now there are other cancers that can start in the peritoneum like mesothelioma and others that can spread to the peritoneum like gastric, colon and ovarian to name a few. When this happens its described as peritoneal carcinomatosis. ...Read more

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What are the survival prospects for a person just diagnosed with peritoneal cancer?

What are the survival prospects for a person just diagnosed with peritoneal cancer?

Rare: Primary peritonial cancers are rare usually females, most of the time diagnosed in late stage., and unfortunately prognosis is not good. To predict survival rate have to know the stage, of disease. ...Read more

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Mother had stage 3 peritoneal cancer. B4 surgery only complaint was fluid but after she was noticably sick did surgery cause significant health declin?

Mother had stage 3 peritoneal cancer. B4 surgery only complaint was fluid but after she was noticably sick did surgery cause significant health declin?

NO: Peritoneal cancer that was advanced did not just up and get worse because of surgery. Would have you understand this is quite advanced. The fluid you describe is called ascites and is one of the signs of advanced cancer. Once this is present hard to control the cancer.
My condolences to your family. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis when I have stage 3c primary peritoneal cancer, have went through the 6 rounds of chemo and my CT scan shows residual disease?

What is the prognosis when I have stage 3c primary peritoneal cancer, have went through the 6 rounds of chemo and my CT scan shows residual disease?

Prognosis: You should have had a primary debulking surgery before chemotherapy by a gyn oncologist. At this point, with what is known as platinum resistant disease you should be offered a research protocol for care. This is a very unfortunate situation. ...Read more

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My mom has peritoneal cancer. I'm 35 and was wondering if this cancer is genetic and is there any screening tests I should have.

My mom has peritoneal cancer. I'm 35 and was wondering if this cancer is genetic and is there any screening tests I should have.

Possibly: I suspect that you are talking about primary peritoneal carcinoma which is an uncommon variation of ovarian cancer. This can be seen in patients who have the brca gene mutation and have their ovaries removed. It behaves like ovarian cancer. The best source of advice for a genetic role would be your mother's oncologist. She might be the one to test rather than you. ...Read more

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Stomach cancer also in abdomin cavity. Is that the same as peritoneal cancer? What treatment is available and what's prognosis?

Stomach cancer also in abdomin cavity. Is that the same as peritoneal cancer? What treatment is available and what's prognosis?

Stomach cancer: Too many questions to answer in one entry. The stomach is in the abdominal cavity. There peritoneal cavity and the abdominal cavity are not the same. Treatment depends on type of cancer, stage of cancer, overall health etc. ...Read more

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If I had a blood clot in my lung after peritoneal cancer surgery, does it mean that something went wrong during my surgery?

If I had a blood clot in my lung after peritoneal cancer surgery, does it mean that something went wrong during my surgery?

No, probably not: You do however, at least, 2 significant risk factors to have blood clot- i.e.- cancer and surgery. Patient with cancer who undergoes major surgery like yours- have a really high risk for development of blood clot- that can go up as high as 40%. Other risk factors also include age, ascites, surgery for > 2 hours, low Albumin level, smoker, cancer burden/presence of metastatic disease etc. ...Read more

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How likely is peritoneal cancer in 32 year old with URQ pain- normal CBC, nml CMP nml upper endososopy and nml abdominal u/s??? What are symptoms?

How likely is peritoneal cancer in 32 year old with URQ pain- normal CBC, nml CMP nml upper endososopy and nml abdominal u/s??? What are symptoms?

Rare: Peritoneal cancer rare. Usually secondary to two forms of malignancy. In appendiceal cancer seeding of peritoneal cavity can occur. Also seen with metastatic ovarian cancer where after omental seeding, spread to peritoneal surface follows. Primary peritoneal Ca similar in origin to the ovarian tumor which arises from epithelial surface of ovary. URQ pain usually GB. PET/CAT needed. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for someone with multiple cancers be?

Depends: ...On the kind and the stage. A person may have basal cell skin cancer, dcis of the breast, and early cervical cancer and will likely do much better than someone with lung cancer only. ...Read more

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What is the stage 5 cancer life expectancy for a patient?

What is the stage 5 cancer life expectancy for a patient?

??: First, you have not stated which cancer. Second, no such thing as stage 5. Ussually goes up to 4 (or 3 in some cases). Restate your question better. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a woman with ovarian cancer?

What is the life expectancy of a woman with ovarian cancer?

Depends: Survival depends on stage of disease at presentation. Early stage disease (1 and 2) tend to have the best outcomes. Stage 3 disease will depend upon whether there is relapse and how long after chemotherapy the relapse occurred- the longer after the better the chances. For women with stage 4 disease the survival will depend upon whether they go into remission or not. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for advanced metastatic prostrate cancer be?

What would the life expectancy for advanced metastatic prostrate cancer be?

Quite variable: Most Prostate Cancer-affected patients live for several years, the average being 3-5 years. But it depends on response to hormonal treatments which can extend life for 2 to 3 years. Chemotherapy can add another 1 or 2 years. Once all the above treatments have been used up, then the survival is shortened to 1 to 2 years. Tell us more about the dates of your diagnosis and treatments used up so far? . ...Read more

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What happens in the 4th stage of ovarian cancer, how long is life expectancy in this final stage?

What happens in the 4th stage of ovarian cancer, how long is life expectancy in this final stage?

Unpredictable: There are many different types of ovarian cancer. Stage IV means it is in the liver or outside the peritoneal cavity. Two types can still be cured most of the time no matter how advanced. Around 15% of women with other stage IV ovarian cancers are alive 5 years later. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of lung cancer?

What is the life expectancy of lung cancer?

Depends on the stage: Depends on the stage of cancer, the biology, overall health condition of patients. Nowadays treatment of lung cancer is personalized based on the stage and biology of cancer. Patients can survive only for several months, a few /several years or could be cured in a very early stage. In a study, overall survival in stage IV non small cell lung cancer- is approximately 15 months. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of phase four rectal cancer?

What is the life expectancy of phase four rectal cancer?

For five years: Overall 5 year survival rate for stge IV colorectal cancer is about 38%. That is, 38% of people live for 5years after diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone living with cancer?

What is the life expectancy for someone living with cancer?

Depends: It will depend on so many factors - the type of cancer, the stage of cancer, the biology/other prognostic/predictive factors; type of treatments, your respond to therapy, your overall medical condition etc.
Some cancer can be cured thus the life expectancy will be similar to other people who don't have cancer. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine your life expectancy when you have cancer?

How do doctors determine your life expectancy when you have cancer?

Related to extent of: Stage of Cancer which means extent of cancer (Tumor size and spread of Cancer determine the Stage of cancer) the stage) is the first step in estimating survival possibility. Ask your doctor about the stage of your cancer and where all it has spread in case it is metastatic cancer. Once you know the stage, the response to treatment is the next determinant of survival ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a male cancer survivor?

What is the life expectancy of a male cancer survivor?

Depends: What type of cancer, what treatment etc.
Most men with kidney, bladder, prostate and testicular cancer die of something else. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy when you have liver cancer?

What is the life expectancy when you have liver cancer?

Cancer: Your oncologist will discuss with you the treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with uterine cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with uterine cancer?

I really depends on: The specifics of the cancer. Its stage, grade, histopathology type and patients overal medical condition if chemotherapy or radiation are needed. Without those it is not possible to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

Depends: The survival is dependent on cell type and stage. In order to answer this question accurately, that information would be needed. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with untreated stage 3 -b ovarian cancer?

What is the life expectancy with untreated stage 3 -b ovarian cancer?

It depends: In my 50 years off active practice I predicted patient with stage 3 ovarian cancer life expectancy of 6 monts, she survived 15 years.
I predicted in stage 1 ovarian cancerpatientexcellent prognosis, she did not make 1 year.
Nevertheless stage 3b is a serious prognosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the life expectancy of someone with metastatic cancer?

No: It varies widely depending on the type of cancer. This is something to ask your oncologist, and ask him or her to be very honest with you. Although we never know exact time frames, we can usually give you some idea (weeks vs a few months vs six months vs a year or more.). ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of a male with stage 1 or 2 bladder cancer be?

What would the life expectancy of a male with stage 1 or 2 bladder cancer be?

Let me explain: Relative 5-year
survival rate
98% stage 0
88% stage 1
63% stage 2
46% stage 3
15% stage vi


good luck. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with Stage III or IV spinal cancer?

What is the average life expectancy of someone with Stage III or IV spinal cancer?

More info needed.: Most likely it's not "spinal cancer", which would be a cancer that started in the spine, but a cancer from somewhere else that has spread (metastasized) TO the spine. If so, it's still the cancer of where it started (bone or breast or prostate, etc.).

Also, stage III vs. Stage IV have different enough treatment and prognosis that they should be considered separately; worth learning this detail). ...Read more

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My cancer has moved to the brain. What can we expect next and what is the life expectancy?

My cancer has moved to the brain. What can we expect next and what is the life expectancy?

Unable to predict: Any tumor spreading to the brain is not a good sign, but it is not possible to provide a time line of events. Tumors and individuals all vary and make it impossible to predict behavior of any given case. ...Read more