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Stage 4 Cervical 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
Can a 84 year old with stage 4 cervical cancer be cured and how lond does a person in stage 4 live?
My sister has stage 4 cervical cancer. She has a secondary tumor, 5cm, on her adrenal gland. We know it is terminal, but can we expect months? Years?
It depends: Her treating doctor can answer this question better. Not all stage-4 Cervix cancers are fatal. So the answer to your question depends on her exact stage(localized versus metastatic) and also on her cancer's response to treatment. Sometimes adrenal tumors can be removed surgically provided the pelvic tumor is under control.There are also new treatments coming along for cervical Cancer(e.g. Avastin) ...Read more
It depends on the si: The site of metastases determines the prognosis and survival. Most patients will live from one to two years depending on where the cancer has spread to. Once the vital organs like liver or lungs are involved then it is likely to be about one year or less. You should actually consider taking treatment with chemotherapy which is quite well tolerated and can extend life for another one or two years. ...Read more
It depends on where: Stage IV means her cancer has spread to other parts of her body. If she has a single tumor in one lung, it's possible that could be removed surgically. But if she has many tumors in different places, she will need treatment with chemotherapy. And in that case, there is no cure. The goal is to keep her feeling good for as long as possible. I'm sorry to give you that news. Take care of her, and you. ...Read more
A 30-year-old family friend was just diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer that has also spread to her bladder. Is chemotherapy worthwhile?
Im four weeks late and I've been getting neg. Tests should I get blood work I've never been late even when i had cervical cancer im four weeks late I've taken a lot of tests and i got a couple back with faint lines should I just get blood work done.
Would termination of pregnancy be advised to a four months pregnant woman with stage III cervical cancer?
Stg III a & b: Mean extension to upper 1/3 vagina for a, or to parametrial side wall. While this is curable, and the cure involves drugs and radiotheapy, terminating the pregnancy would allow life saving treatment now vs. Delay until foetal viability. Discuss medical facts with gyn-onc, probe the depth of what you want to do, speak with your partner and support network. Get the facts and do what your heart tells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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