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Prognosis For Lung And Bone And Pancreas Cancer
Mom diagnosed wi/stage IV non small cell lung cancer its mets to bones, a lymph node, pancreas. What is her chances of survival?
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
What do you suggest if my grandfather 94yrs old having prostate cancer and also has metastasis in pancrease (pancrelipase) and bones ,?
Comfort: No major interventions. Kindness. Caring, listening, loving! ...Read more
My grandfather 94yrs old having prostate cancer and also has metastasis in pancrease (pancrelipase) and bones. Treatment options?
No treatment: In spite of your grandfathers clinical condition, the pattern of behavior of prostate cancer after 80 , for the most part typified by an indolent form of metastasis. One uses drugs like Lupron (leuprolide) to reduce hormones but at his age there are probably little or no hormones secreted. Chemo such as Taxol not utilized. Therefore he should live normal expected time for a 90yo without further intervention ...Read more
Quite poor: Quite poor. Survival is then counted only in weeks or months. ...Read more
Metastasis noted in bone in pelvic region. Now person is noted as stage 4 lung cancer given about 3 months to live. How accurate is this prognosis?
What is the prognosis with stage 4 scc skin cancer with mets to lung bone brain and the cancer originated in the leg?
My husband has breast cancer and now it's in spleen lung bones and heart muscle. What would be his prognosis ? He is 50 years old
How long can you live with gastric cancer in 4th stage, if it has spread to liver, lungs, and pancreas?
My boyfriend has cancer in his lungs, pancreas, and groin. How can I find out about what the symptoms are?
Just ask: Sorry to hear about your friend - sounds like he has a hard row to hoe. Symptoms are what the patient experiences, so you can ask. What he says he feels are his symptoms. Please, be supportive, and good luck. ...Read more
30/f. Findings on liver,lungs,brain,pancreas. Stable for 2 1/2 years. Extreme fatigue. Dr's are not helping figure out cause. Cancer? Very concerned.
It varies: Cancer at stage IV varies...Some can be cured (hodgkins, germ cell of the testis) others are very difficult to cure even at earlier stages. Chemotherapy and radiation can extend life significantly in some cases and if used well, can keep people in a state of high quality life. So, it is not hopeless always. ...Read more
Correlation: Bone scan is very sensitive and not specific. Correlative imaging ususally ct of chest would be needed. Lesions of ribs can also be fractures, benign tumors, and congenital anomalies. Lung uptake can also occcur in metabolic conditions, sometimes infection, scars, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My grandpa is 75 yrs old and suffering from lung cancer it has spread to bones .what stage is he in .
Metastatic Disease: What makes any cancer "evil" is its ability to break away from its organ of origin and travel thru the body taking up residence in other organs; this secondary organ involvement is referred to as metastases. Rx hinges upon chemotherapy to kill as many cancer cells as possible, supplemented by radiation therapy to control its growth (and symptoms). Rarely, surgical removal of a "met" may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control primary: Few primary lesions that are not long standing will spread to multiple organs. Melanoma once past the local site will grow in all organs. Most others go to one site such as liver and can only grow at that site. Even chemo is not that effective at multiple sites. If not too advanced, metastatic foci are removed ...Read more
Clinical trials: This is not bone cancer. It is lung cancer that has metastasized (travelled) to the bones. This is stage 4. There are different types of lungs cancer (nonsmall cell, small cell...). Some has certain mutations (abnormal genes) that can be targeted with new drugs (crizotinib for alk+ lung cancer, tarceva (erlotinib) or egfr + lung cancer...). You should also discuss with your doctor about clinical trials. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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