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Stage 3 Stomach 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
I'm givin three lortabs aday, my doctors is now thinking that it wasn't my heart but stomach cancer, pain has been worse, took 4 in 24 hour.Im i safe?
Probably OK: You didn't say what strength you were taking but if you have been taking this amount (3 a day) for awhile it shouldn't be dangerous. Do you have stomach cancer? That might require different or stronger medication. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female, 45, stomach cancer and liver metastasis.Is it curable?if not whatis life expectancy(honest numbers even if not sure, i need a range number)Thanks
Best answers will be: From the oncologists who are involved. Clearly, this is not a good situation, but the details can make huge differences in length and quality of life. Possible treatment options and the strength of health in other vital systems will matter. Consult w/ your doctors or seek 2nd opinions. Hope it's as good as possible. ...Read more
My friend says he has stage one in throat cancer and stage 3 in stomach cancer. He refuses to get treatment. What imight be life expectancy.?
Llkely 20% 5yr life.: The throat cancer may have a decent outlook, but an advanced stomach cancer where the disease has likely spread to the lymph nodes and is one step away from distant metastases has about a 20% 5 year survival at best. This is if the tumor is able to be resected. It is his choice, but it might be good for him to see his doctor to at least find out what can be done to make him comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. What is my life prognosis, an where else will it spread to? The doctors say it can;t be treated .
Am Cancer Society: First of all, I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. You can find survival statistics at the american cancer society website for a variety if cancers. Remember however that you are not a statistic. That doesn't mean you should ignore stats, just remember there is always hope. Also remember that quality is usually better than quantity in terms of life expectancy. God bless you and good luck. ...Read more
What is the quality of life for a late stages stomach cancer patient? Will they be bedridden? What about the pain?
No need to be !: Your question touched my heart. Goal: comfort and support. Nutrition, ensure or gastrostomy tube is important. There are muliple medications to control pain: tablets, liquids, patches, injections.. Measures to fight depression. Nursing homes, home health nurses. Family and friends... Faith in god, after-life, smile, good attitude. "stand up" keep the spirit. No bed-ridden till you can't. Thanks. ...Read more
In stage 3 stomach cancer with 3 lymph nodes infected margin clear what is the survival rate with treatments of both chemo and radiation?
Hi. My father has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, 1/3 of stomach has been affected. What stage it is and how long I can expect he will be alive?
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