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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 have had a dull ache in my stomach for three weeks now. No other symptoms. Is it a possibility that I have stomach cancer?
Stomachache.: There's a difference her between "possible" and "probable". Is it possible, sure. Is it probable, no. That being said, though, an ache that has not relented for three weeks should be investigated for cause. ...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. I'm I safe?
No answer: It is not possible to predict the survival time in a particular person. The law of averages may suggest a few months, but there are enough exceptions thus making a prediction unreliable. ...Read more
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 more
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?
What are my chances of stomach cancer at 30? Having burning feeling in stomach that comes and goes and been nauseous in morning past 3 days
Your risk of cancer is low. However, you should see a doctor for evaluation as you may have a stomach infection with Helicobacter pylori. It can be treated with antibiotic.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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?
How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?
Not very common: Stomach or gastric cancers have decreased in the US since the 1940's. There are some stomach cancers however associated with H. pylori stomach infections. Smoked foods, excess alcohol intake, and cigarette smoking may be associated with stomach cancer. It is more common in other countries than the US. ...Read more
Stage 4? Stomach cancer. Is chemotherapy advisable with 33 kgs weight, age 66, height5.3 please advise
Stomach cancer: Chemotherapy is the mainstay therapy for stage IV stomach cancer. Other option will be only palliative care/hospice if one does not want to get active therapy. Whether one is a good candidate or not for chemo will depend on how good is the overall situation- can the person take care oneself? How much assistant she/he needs for daily activity etc? Discuss further with the oncologist re-tx options. ...Read more
What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?
Many risk factors: It is more common in men and those over 50 years old. A prior history of h. Pylori infection and non-white ancestry is also a risk. Diets rich in smoked meats & foods are risky (e.g. As in east asia). A family history of cancer or a prior history of stomach surgery and smoking is also risk inducing. Certain inherited syndromes also increase the risk (lynch syndrome, brca mutations). ...Read more
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