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Primary 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
Unclear question: Did you mean cancer with metastatic disease to lung, liver and bone? What is the primary cancer (from which organ the initial cancer cell originated)? Either way widely metastatic disease has poor dismal prognosis with short life expectancy - so its important to figure out whats the primary as different cancer usually respond to therapy differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stage 4 kidney dz: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease ( kidney function of 15-30%) occurs for many reasons. People with stable stage 4 disease can live fairly normal lives. However, if the kidney disease is progressing rapidly, it can be associated with more complications (anemia, bone disease, end stage renal disease with dialysis). It is important to follow closely with a nephrologist. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what kind of throat cancer, the stage of the cancer, the hpv status if this is a mouth cancer, whether you are a smoker or not, what kind of therapy did you receive etc. The earlier the stage the better your life expectancy would be. The prognosis of hpv + associated mouth cancer , non smoker-would be better than hpv negative mouth cancer who smokes and drink alcohol. D/w with md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If so, not much: Albain et al tried to show that surgery improved survival in operable iiia, but there was no statistical benefit. The subset that got just a lobe removed possible benefited, but would need a larger study to prove. Those that had the entire lung removed actually faired worse. For most patients, it is not the thing that makes a difference, but response to chemo/rt signals benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ACUP: Adenocarcinoma of unknown primary in the liver- could be originally from lung, colon, from the bile duct , prostate etc. It would be nice to be able to find the primary cancer.There are algorithm we use to try to find the primary." cancertype-id" can be done also to help finding the primary. It will tell you probablity of the primary cancer. If primary can'e be found- chemo-carbo/taxol can be used. ...Read more
Greatly depends: That depends on many factors: the type of cancer, how much it has spread, whether it is responsive to treatment, whether you have received treatment, etc. Etc. It is very difficult to make a prognostication about "life expectancy." stage 4 cancer, of whatever type, can be very difficult. It is important you get all the information you need that is accurate and helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no: If you a have a true familial form (generally this means multiple 1 st degree relatives have it. Usually happens at an earlier age) then yes the course of disease is similiar. If by familial you mean 1 relative had it, then no it is variable and progress differently. ...Read more
Not long...: ...I'm afraid, particularly if it's spread to the brain. It may vary depending on whether he gets treatment and how well it works but in general his prognosis is very poor. I would focus on helping him feel as good as possible for whatever time he is given rather than guessing how long he actually has. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mum 67 was diagnosed with metastatic caecal adenocarcinoma, aggressive stage 4 cancer.She's on folfox. Life expectancy??
Varies from months/y: The overall survival of stage 4 colon cancer varies from 1 to 3 years. Most patients have at least 2 years if their tumor responds to chemo. If you tumors regresses after chemo, it may even be surgically removable in which case long term survival(even a cure) can be possible. Ask more questions to your treating oncologist. ...Read more
What is life expectancy for stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma that has spread to spine, liver & spleen?
Varies: I am sorry to hear about your mother's illness. There is no easy answer on this--i have seen spans of weeks to years. A lot has to do with her pre-illness condition, amount of weight loss, symptoms, time in the hospital. I try in my own practice to emphasize "quality of life" as more important than "quantity of life." i have seen people do better than expected; maintain realistic hope. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the staging. There is a stage iiia and b. With treatment the median is 16 and 13 months respectively. Survival with treatment is 23% and 10 % respectively. Survival without depends on age, other illnesses and symptoms. ...Read more
Highly variable: In colon cancer, up to 25% survival at 3 years, if good response to chemo. Every colon cancer responds to meds differently, and new genetic tests can help pick meds that might be best. I recommend to get affairs in order, apologize to those who you have wronged/crossed, express love & gratitude to those for whom you care, and find joy and peace in each day. Best wishes! dr. T. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
My mom, 84, if she stop her nexavar (sorafenib) for her primary liver cancer, what would her life expectancy be?
8 months: Without more details it's hard to know. Best supportive care would be 8 months. Why has she not had liver directed therapy? An elevated AFP is not a contraindication to treatment. I recently treated an 84 yo otherwise healthy woman with hcc with an AFP of 3500. The tumors are now gone and her AFP is 2! if your mom is healthy and you wish more aggressive treatment, it can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the life expectancy of an individual with secondary linitis plastica from primary breast cancer?
Poor: Because early detection and treatment of breast cancer, leads to longer survival, unusual patterns of spread have been reported. One is linitis plastica of the stomach.a potential long-term sequela of metastatic breast cancer. The rare case of breast adenoCa to stomach presents as a nodular lesion; lobular Ca induces linitis plastica and is the most common lesion with poor surlvival . ...Read more
Life expectancy for stage 4 primary liver cancer for a 84 years old person with a spread in the lung?
It is guess work: It is hard to give you reliable response without examining the patient and without knowing any history or results of her blood tests which can show the severity of liver disease. In general, most patients with stage 4 liver cancer have a short survival(2 to 6 months). You should ask this question to her treating doctor(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out I most probably have stage 3 peritoneal primary cancer with a slim possiblity of it being lymphoma. Where should I go for the best ?
Best is relative: The best is relative. What the best for a person does not have to be the best for you. Having a diagnosis of cancer, you would need to get some good support from friends and family to go through treatment etc. Also when economy is tough sometimes travelling to another states is not possible. My suggestion is to start with cancer ctr close by..Later, d/w your md re- 2nd opinion at tertiary center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 dont have cancer. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer: Your oncologist will discuss with you the treatment options. ...Read more
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