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Stage 4 Bone Cancer Life Expectancy
Depends on a lot of:
Factors, like the bone involved, type of cancer, treatments so far received, and where has it spread, whether the treatments are working or not.
Your oncologist and his team (like the radiologist) might be able to give your more precise answers, as they'll have explanations for all these factors.
Good luck. ...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
Unclear question: Did you mean cancer with metastatic disease to lung, liver and bone? What is the primary cancer (from which organ the initial cancer cell originated)? Either way widely metastatic disease has poor dismal prognosis with short life expectancy - so its important to figure out what's the primary as different cancer usually respond to therapy differently. ...Read more
It varies.: This can vary from type to type of bone cancer. Ewing's sarcoma has a good prognosis, even with metastasis, as 25-40% can be cured with high dose chemo. And stem cell transplant. Chondrosarcoma has an indolent course and is resistant to chemo., and is treated by surgery. Osteosarcoma metastasizes to the lung and can still have long term survival if these are resected. ...Read more
What is the Life expectancy of terminal lung cancer which has metastisized to liver and bone. Cancer originated in lungs.
See below: The level of cells carrying oxygen in the blood is low. In stage 4. Carcinoma there can be several causes. If she is taking chemotherapy to treat the cancer, it can be a side effect of the drugs. If the bone cancer is extensive, the cancer can replace the bone marrow which normally produces blood cells. In which case there is decreased production of blood cells due to cancer. ...Read more
My sister was diagnosed with stage 4 spinal tumor and bone cancer how long do the usually live after diagnosed?
Sister: We cannot discuss her problem unless she signs on herself. Sorry. ...Read more
How can I expect mom's stage 4 metastatic bone cancer to develop? Besides the lung, it is in her bones. Will it stay in the bones, or move to organs?
Will gleevec (imatinib) help my sister who has stage 3 breast cancer that has now gone into bone cancer stage 4?
NOT STANDARD OF CARE: Gleevec is indicated for gist and cml. In breast cancer it has been looked at in preclinical studies and phase ii studies. Although it has been suggested that Gleevec might help in bone metastasis by inhibiting osteoblast activity I would only use it under a clinical trial. For bone metastasis there are 2 meds that help prevent complications: zometa & xgeva (denosumab). Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I am confused. My father in law has stage IV lung & bone cancer. The doctors say it is advanced and has months to live, however he look & eats well?
What is the life expectancy of a 54yr woman with Stage 4 Breast cancer, metastasized to bones, brain and spinal fluid? BRCA2 positive
Maybe/hard to say.: Most of these are resistant to chemotherapy, so often surgery is done, with good results. Both of these are expensive, but chemotherapy may be more so, and many cycles may be needed. So you may be getting a less expensive treatment. Ewing's sarcoma can be cured with high dose therapy and bone marrow transplant, it really depends on what your cancer is and what works, and what your plan covers. ...Read more
None special: He should eat any food he likes. ...Read more
How long do you live when you have. Stage four. Bone. Cancer. And. Doctor. Say nothing else they can do?
See your MD: I recognize the seriousness of your question, my best recommendation is that you get another medical opinion from a major teaching institution which specializes in the type of cancer you have. You may be in touch with the national institutes of health, cancer division. You may able to try an experimental protocol--i hope and pray you will be successful! ...Read more
My wife has s/4 bone cancer for 2 yrs, just pain control now. How much time does she have and how will the cancer progress what can we expect to happen from now on
I: I am sorry to here about your wife, I understand your pain and concern. The original starting place of the cancer is needed to better answer your question. With some cancers, e.g. Breast, I have seen patients go as long as 10 years from the time the first bone spot is detected. (my own mother got 6 years of quality time with chemotherapy and radiation treatments 26 years ago). If she is seeing a modern radiation oncologist, spot treatment to painful sites and other pain management techniques might help her be more comfortable. I wish you both strength and personal piece of mind. ...Read more
Cancer Staging: Every variety of cancer has a unique ajcc staging system, known as the "tmn" system. The "t" part includes the size of the primary tumor. You did not specify whether you meant a primary tumor, such as breast, colon, or lung, that has metastasized to a bone, or you really meant a primary bone tumor. If the former, the cancer is a stage 4 lesion - serious. If the latter, it depends. Need more info. ...Read more
Has been seen: Primary bone cancers in young adults, age 23, is not common, about 2, 000 cases being diagnosed each year and occur most often in the long bones of the arms and legs.. Osteosarcoma is the most common, making up 35 percent of bone cancer cases. This cancer affects primarily children and young adults between the ages of ten and 25 Chondrosarcomas make up 26 per%. ...Read more
Bone pain: The two most common forms of bone cancer are osteogenic Sarcoma of bone and Chondrosarcoma. In the latter case there is frequently an exophytic bone lesion. In the former, osteogenic sarcoma produces a lytic lesion of the bone in relatively young patients which cause pain due to an expanding lesion and fracture due to thinning of cortex of the bone. ...Read more
Could be Years: As dr. Singh explained, there are too many variables that are unknown in order to answer this question. However, if the bone is the only site of spread and if the cancer is sensitive to chemotherapy, one can almost consider bony metastasis as a chronic illness--controllable but not curable--with which one may live for years. ...Read more
Surgery, RT or meds: There two type of bone cancer, primary and metastatic. The primary lesions ie osteogenic Sa, chondroSa or Ewings sarcoma are treated by surgery and chemo. Metastatic lesions such as breast and prostate to bone receive hormone therapy for control while the more aggressive lesions like lung Ca to bone are given chemo but with a poor response. RT used for bone pain. Checkpoint inhibitors can help ...Read more
Actually is is rare:
The number of children diagnosed with cancer per year is approximately 125 per million children aged 0-15 years.
The 2 most common bone cancers, osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma, account for 5% of that number, or approximately 6.3 of those cancer types per 1 million children. ...Read more
Vary with type of ca: Some bone cancers cause pain and swelling, others may be silent in the early stages. There are too many different types of bone cancers to provide one answer to the question. ...Read more
Percutaneous ablatio: Dependent on where the tumor is, how many sites it is in and what it is it is sometimes possible to treat them with ablation technology. This would use either cold or heat delivered through probes placed with ct guidance. Sometimes re-enforcement at the site is needed and this is done with with what is called bone cement. This is all done percutaneously (through the skin) and not with big incision. ...Read more
???: There may be some misunderstanding in the communication. Cancer is alwasys malignant, anything benign should not be called cancer. Please clarify with you doctor. Yes there can be benign bone lesions that can be observed. But even for low grade bone cancer, treatment usually is indicated. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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