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What is the survival rate for people with bone cancer?

What is the survival rate for people with bone cancer?

Depends: It depends on what type of bone cancer?, ( some cancers are sensitive to chemo, some others are not) , what is the stage of the cancer? Location of the cancer? Resectability and other prognostic factors-like age, overall medical condition of the patient etc. Please discuss with your oncologist in detail. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What's the survival rate for bone cancer?

What's the survival rate for bone cancer?

Primary bone tumor: Is osteo, chondro - curable with surgery, and ewings needing chemo rt for most. Other bone tumors are metastatic and not curable, but very treatable. ...Read more

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What is the stage 4 bone cancer life expectancy?

What is the 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

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Can somebody with stage 4 bone cancer have a clear pet scan?

Can somebody with stage 4 bone cancer have a clear pet scan?

Yes: No test is 100% sensitive, especially if the metastases are small. That said, PETs are quite good in staging many kinds of cancers. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with stage 4 bone cancer to have a clear pet scan?

Is it possible for someone with stage 4 bone cancer to have a clear pet scan?

Yes: No scan or test is 100% accurate so it is possible. One of my patients had a very hot lung mass on pet and yet none of his metastasis showed on the test. ...Read more

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My mother is anemic and has stage 4 bone cancer what does that mean?

My mother is anemic and has stage 4 bone cancer what does that mean?

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

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Will gleevec (imatinib) help my sister who has stage 3 breast cancer that has now gone into bone cancer stage 4?

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

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Fatherinlaw found out today prostate cancer in glands, bladder, bones, stage 4. What is the survival rate for him, family wondering. thanks?

Fatherinlaw found out today prostate cancer in glands, bladder, bones, stage 4. What is the survival rate for him, family wondering. thanks?

Unfortunately poor: the overall outcome is not good, I would suggest following his physicians lead and make the time remaining as comfortable, enjoyable and as loving as possible. My thoughts are with your family. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Lung cancer symptoms: Stage IV lung cancer usually means the tumor travelled to other organs or beyond the lymph nodes. Symptoms vary depending on the structures it invades. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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