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Stage 3 Stomach Cancer Survival Rate
4-18 months: Stage 4 stomach (gastric) cancer means the cancer has spread or metastasized to sites far from the stomach. Unfortunately, the prognosis is poor. The median range of survival for stage 4 gastric cancer is 4 - 18 months. Experimental treatment options may be available depending upon your locale. ...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
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 is the survival rate of someone with stage 4 stomach cancer that spread to multiple lymph nodes and organs surrounding the stomach?
Unknown: This is an impossible question to answer for an individual. Clearly, it is less for someone with the above findings than it is for someone who doesn't have all of the above. When we look at 5-yr survival rates for a given cancer, that is the average survival of thousands of people with the disease. Every individual has other factors to consider. Even then, prediction is faulty. ...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?
Why is Cyramza's 9 month Overall Survival considered positive, if most advanced stomach cancer patients manage to make it past one year?
Ask her doctor: There is not enough info here to even give an opinion. Her test results is in the best position to answer your questions, ...Read more
Dependson stage.: The treatment and survival depends on how deep the cancer has penetrated the wall of the stomach, and if there is any spread beyond the stomach. For very early stomach cancer, after surgery, there is about a 70% chance of surviving 5 years. This drops to 30-40% if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, and about 5% if there is spread to other organs. Not all patients are candidates for surgery. ...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 don't know how far along it is. Generally what is the mortality rate for patients with stomach cancer?
The 5-year survival rates by stage for stomach cancer treated with surgery are as follows*:
*the survival rates above come from the national cancer institute’s seer database. ...Read more
Depends on stage: Early cancers have excellent prognosis. Unfortunately, many cases are discovered in late stages. These have poorer outlook. ...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
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
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
Only your M D: Can answer, depends on the stage of disease. Very early stages prognosis is good. Speak to your doctor Good Luck ...Read more
Weight loss and persistent abdominal pain are the most common symptoms at initial diagnosis. The abdominal pain tends to be mid upper abdomen (epigastric), vague and mild early in the disease but more severe and constant as the disease progresses.
Nausea, anemia from occult bleeding, also frequently happen. ...Read more
Very low- unless..: The incidence of stomach cancer at age of 22 is very rare. You should not worry about this. If multiple family members had stomach cancer, especially at younger age (less than 40) -then that would be a different scenario. Your risk to get other problems like depression, getting involved in motor vehicle accident, infection is way way higher. Please go and talk to your primary doctor in detail. ...Read more
Part or whole remova: The type of surgery- partial or total gastrectomy- depends on the location, extent and type of stomach cancer. The surgical plan will be discussed by your surgeon after reviewing your endoscopy, biopsy and ct scan results. Sometimes surgery is done for emergent reasons- uncontrollable bleeding, obstruction, etc. ...Read more
Depends on type: Gastric cancers are glandular most often, while lymphomas can also be seen. Tumor stage is determined by tumor size and lymph node status. Are lymph node involved? After radical surgery (removing the tumor and lymph nodes) chemotherapy and radiation can be used to achieve a good outcome. Young patients often have a better response to chemotherapy. ...Read more
Unlikely: While this is very unlikely, the more I see, the more I am amazed. Some things happen that don't make sense. If you are talking about yourself, stomach cancer at age 37 is also very rare, particularly in the United States. If you are concerned however, see your primary care or GI doc that did the endoscopy for a follw-up to discuss any changes. ...Read more
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