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Peritoneal Cancer Life Expectancy
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
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
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
Mother had stage 3 peritoneal cancer. B4 surgery only complaint was fluid but after she was noticably sick did surgery cause significant health declin?
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
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?
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
Stomach cancer also in abdomin cavity. Is that the same as peritoneal cancer? What treatment is available and what's prognosis?
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
Female 55 years old, many lymph node in abdomal cavity, hypodensity spots in liver (ct scan suspect peritoneal cancer), ca 19-9: 190. What's disease?
Not good: The ct sounds ominus. Ca-19-9 is usually a marker for pancreatic cancser. Its very elevated in this patient. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cancer: Your oncologist will discuss with you the treatment options. ...Read more
It is short: It is between 6-12 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: The survival is dependent on cell type and stage. In order to answer this question accurately, that information would be needed. ...Read more
Let me explain:
98% stage 0
88% stage 1
63% stage 2
46% stage 3
15% stage vi
good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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