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What is a reasonable life expectancy if stage 11b breast cancer in a gererally healthy woman receives no treatments ?
Breast Cancer: this is a question that needs to be asked of your oncologist and your personal physicians. I'm not sure why you or the person with this cancer does not want treatment, I hope this is reconsidered. My grandmother had this horrible disease, she lived another 25 years with treatment, how much life she would have missed including knowing all my kids, I still miss her. ...Read more
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
No: First, cancers tend to metastasize centrally. Metastases to fingers and toes is extraordinarily rare. This is more likely a side effect from chemo. The drugs affect cells that grow/divide frequently, as with hair and nails. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes you can have urinary frequency, urgency, nocturia, hesitancy, and inability to pee. Symptoms are caused by prostate enlargement not necessarily by the cancer. Blood in urine or sperm. Pain in prostate or in bones. The only way to know is to have an exam and testing. ...Read more
If a patient is a very likely candidate for cancer what could he gain from speculative chemo therapy before an actual cancer is detectable?
Is this true? The article says that Asian glow is a cancer risk sign http://www.Plosmedicine.Org/article/info%3adoi%2f10.1371%2fjournal.Pmed.1000050
For research only: Genetic studies of familial prostate cancers are currently under way. If there is a strong history of prostate cancer in your family, the national cancer institute may be interested in speaking with you to see if you are intersted in providing blood and or tissue samples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormone deficiency?: Hair growth is dependent on male hormone, testosterone which is produced in the testes. I would be concerned about his hormonal balance which can also affect fertility. But he needs to be seen by an endocrinologist for further testing of hir hormone levels and sperm counts in order to answer your question about his infertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is occult breast cancer, what is survival rate of woman older than 60 who have occult breast cancer?
Need more details: There is formally no such condition called occult breast Cancer. Please give details of exactly where is your breast cancer located and how was it found in the first place??. I am wondering if you are talking about DCIS or a lymph node metastases in the arm pit but no detectable primary tumor. Please elaborate further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How likely is colon cancer is a 20-25 year old male who doesn't smoke, drink, good diet. Father's mother died of colon cancer, but dad is totally fine.
Cure: Every type of cancer has its own unique features, however, in general, the earlier you diagnose a cancer, the higher the cure rate. Furthermore, many early cancers can be surgically removed without the need for chemotherapy. Regardless of the cancer, screening studies (which diagnose cancers before symptoms develop) save lives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too young: After fifteen pack-years (for example, three packs a day for five years), your risk increases. Even if lung cancer is most common in older folks, i've seen it in folks in their twenties. Perhaps worse, smoking will slow down your athletic abilities which i hope are important to you, especially at your age. Don't make some jackass tobacco company ceo rich. Prove you're a tough guy and quit now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the life expectancy of a cancer patient? Has there any case where prostate metastasis could lead man to live more then 10 years?
Yes: There is no one answer for life expectancy of a cancer patient.. Patients with metastatic prostate cancer can live for many years, typically with ongoing hormonal therapy. At some point the cancer generally becomes resistant to hormonal therapy and there are then additional systemic treatments that can further prolong life. 10 years is longer than most, but not impossible. ...Read more
Can a man be sexually active during the period that he is undergoing treatments for prostate cancer?
Maybe: Most treatments for prostate cancer have a high chance of causing impotence, so both the desire and ability to undergo sexual activity is compromised. Having said that, i don't think sex itself will compromise the efficacy of treatment unless they involve using drugs that counteract the treatment (e.g. Androgens). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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