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Stage 4 Wound
See your doctor.: Usually for stage IV lung ca, you will get chemotherapy. This can lower resistance to infection, including in the colon which could result in rectal bleeding. Rarely, lung cancer can spread to the bowel causing bleeding. See you m doctor/medical oncologist right away! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Survival rate for triple neg receptors for early stage breast cancer after chemo treatment? No lymph nodes involve, stage 1b, grade 2, mastec done
Excellent: According to adjuvant online (www.Adjuvantonline.Com), you have about an 82% 10 yr survival rate based on your specific information provided. This is only an estimate since there are details I do not have such as type of chemotherapy being used. For triple negative breast cancer, these survival rates are quite excellent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a stage 4 stomach cancer patient experience excruciating pain at the very end stage? Age 80, without symptoms yet prior to and after diagnosis
Pain control: Many cancer patients experience pain during the advanced stages of their disease. This can almost always be controlled or modified so that your quality of life can remain good with acceptable levels of pain. Hospice and palliative care can be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
St 4 Colon Cancer with mets to the brain and liver. Received palliative radiation for brain tumors, no chemo, fluid in lungs
Prognosis with time left?
Hcg level 4/14 1299, 4/16 1288, 4/21 1490 & transvaginal ultrasounds on 4/14 & 4/21 show irregularly shaped fluid collection & no signs of pregnant ideas?
Miscarriage: What you have is an abnormal pregnancy - a miscarriage. Bleeding will begin, but it may take a few weeks more. You can't do anything yourself to make a miscarriage happen, and you can't do anything to stop one. About 1 in every 5 pregnancies miscarried - usual when there is something wrong with baby. ...Read more
What is the typical stay in the hospital for a stage 4 cancer patient with pneumonia? IV antibiotics. No complications to severe complications.
What is longterm prognosis for grade 3, stage 1b, triple positive breast cancer, double mastectomy and 6 treatments of TCH with one year of herceptin, (trastuzumab)?
Maybe: This is longer than one would expect, however essentially nothing is truly "impossible." but this would be an outlier, longer than expected. ...Read more
Depends: Stage 4 is a histological (microscopic) term that denotes the presence of established cirrhosis in the liver. Cirrhosis itself may be asymptomatic or may develop symptoms of liver failure, such as jaundice, ascites, bleeding or encephalopathy, among others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stage 1a endometrial cancer (removed) spread to mediastinal, bilateral hilar and virchow's node w/o infiltrating another organ?
Yes but: It could possibly spread to local lymph node but the chances are very low. The lymph nodes that are in thoracic cavity are even less likely to contain metastatic tumor from a stage 1a endometrial cancer, especially if it's a garden variety low grade lesion. In fact, long term survival is very good, like 95%. The other 5% may represent very high grade tumors. ...Read more
See your DR: Diabetic people heal the same as everyone else. Wounds on lower legs heal slower, especially if there is edema or arterial insufficiency. Both of the latter are more common with diabetes. Healing depends on the nature ; location of the wound. Scurvy causes poor healing but is rare . Infection always stops healing. Alcohol, iodine, peroxide, bacitracin, neosporin, ; triple antibiotic slow healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm examining protopic 4 vitiligo.I heard evidence is poor 4 the cancer claims, but what if I use it on a large area & on thin skin like eyes/genitals?
Perhaps: In providing the answer, you should be aware of the black box fda warning on cancer risk even though there is little evidence for it. Everything we do in medicine , as in life, is based on risk/benefit ratio. Since your problem is mostly cosmetic , only you can decide on whether any risk is acceptable. Use only the lower potency Protopic on thin skin .You may also consider photo treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced: Breast cancer survival is correlated with it's stage, which is predominantly based on the cancer size, it's growth, and lymph node involvement. Stage 3 means that the cancer has grown into the chest wall or skin and/or multiple lymph nodes (including areas outside the armpit) are involved. These are all signs that chemotherapy is needed for potential cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
43 y/o s/p hyst x 10 yrs. ovaries intact. Severe nighttime sweating. Estrogen level per lab was 904. ???
FSH & TSH levels?: Estrogen levels can be very misleading as estrogen is made in the ovaries, peripheral fat and adrenal glands and unless broken down into its' components of origin can miss the menopause picture. An FSH level can at least give your MD an idea that the ovaries may no longer be responding to produce estrogen in amounts that keep the "hot flashes" at bay. Also make sure your TSH(thyroid) is normal. ...Read more
Can a patient stage 1 papillary thyroid cancer with BRAF mutation positive live more than 20 years ( she is 51 years old) ? Thank you very much!
Yes: Papillary thyroid cancer is very common and some people do not even know they have it as small tumors may be found on autopsy when they die of something else. Generally tumors are graded by how ugly they look to the pathologist and how far they've spread. Your tumor has also been molecularly characterized. There are new treatment options available. Please discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more
Stage 3c ovarian cancer in 2011 done several chemo drugs now in liver and have colostomy doc says if no more chemo qual of life 6 mo fair assessment?
Doc may be right: I can not fully answer your question without knowing which chemotherapy drugs have been used(we have 5-6 good drugs for ovarian cancer). But once the cancer becomes resistant to all drugs then life is short...Usually a matter of months than years. But you can get a second opinion from another oncologist if you want to be absolutely certain. ...Read more
Does Hydrocodiene/Acetaminophen 7.5/325/15ML Cause respiratory or cardiovascular depression? I'm taking it every 4 hours after tonsillectomy
It can: But taken as directed it should not. Be sure to double check the times you take it so as not to duplicate doses. ...Read more
Prognosis for 3 pancreatic ampullary cancer tumors. 1 removed with whipple. Chemo 7months helped 1 shrink & 1 disappear. Liver lesions shrank. ?
It depends: Prognosis for Pancreatic Cancer is typically quite poor. But in some patients(5-10%) the tumor can be completely controlled but 90+ percent do tend to get into trouble in one to two years after Surgery. Are you currently free of any visible Cancer in your abdomen? Tell us the details of your recent test results...do they show any tumors or have these been completely controlled??? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but only if...: If you have significant grade 4 chondromalacia('bone on bone') on the same side of the knee joint that has the radial tear than arthroscopy may not be helpful unless you have 'locking', or increased pain since tearing the meniscus.This is a controversial issue in orthopedics currently.A recent study showed no benefit for'degenerative' meniscus tear debridement in arthritic knees... Good Luck! ...Read more
Childhood cancer: Neuroblastoma is a cancer that occurs in children typically. Stage 4 means that it has spread from its point of origination to other areas. The spread is typically to bones and bone marrow. Stage 4 requires very different treatments than does lesser stages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis: Stage 4 choromalacia using outerbridge classification is complete loss of articular cartilage.(stages are 1-4)that means(in the knee) that u have " bone on bone" changes occurring in your knee joint.Hopefully, it's only in limited area(s).Check w/ your orthopedic surgeon about your treatment options..Best of luck! ...Read more
Define primary: Definite treatment indicated. The primary site of the adenocarcinoma must be defined and resected if possible. Then what has metastasized will only remain at that site but with the tendency to grow. With the primary removed, the metastatic site can be approached, by radiation, chemo, immunotherapy. When primary removed, chemosensitization studies can be performed to choose best drug. ...Read more
Yes. Lots of types: There are a number of ways that a lymphoma can be classified as stage four and there are different types of lymphomas. Having bone marrow involvement or having small tumors on both sides of the diaphragm and in nonlymphatic organs like the bone or liver or lungs can all define a lymphoma as stage four. Depending on where these tumors are found they may or may not cause symptoms initially. Fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can, but ...: It is very important for your friend to be treated by someone who has experience in treating this type of cancer, preferably at a academic medical institution. More people than not succumb to this stage of disease, however, there are long term survivors. I wish your friend the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Months to years: This depends on a number of factors, including type of cancer, age at diagnosis, if metastasis is to bone only or to organs, other medical conditions, how well chemotherapy is working, etc. I have patients in my own practice alive more than 5 years with stage 4 cancer, although most do not live quite this long. I recommend a patient to stay active and eat well to maximize chance of longevity. ...Read more
Highly variable: Lung Cancer kills by its ability to spread elsewhere in the body (metastases). NSCLC commonly metastasizes to the brain( 30-40%) and bone (20%). It also spreads to other areas of the lung, skin, adrenal glands and to the liver. Brain involvement can be rapidly lethal but may be asymptomatic. Bone mets are highly symptomatic but less deadly. Lung cancer may progress to death with no symptoms ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No accurate answer: All cancers have variable rates of growth so one cannot give an average time from stage 1 to 4. Unfortunately , most nsclungcancer grow relatively rapidly and can go from stage 1 to 4 within months. In reality all that needs to occur to go from stage 1 (localized) to stage 4 (spread to distant organ(s) is for a cell or clump of cells to break away from the primary and attach and grow distantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grade or stage?: Osteosarcoma is staged stage 1 thru 3 , the tumor is also graded based on its type microscopically and degree of local involvement there are grade 4 tumors. Staging involves tumor grade, tumor size and metastasis. Stage 3 tumor has 15 - 30% survival rate based on type of metastasis with lung having the best prognosis. ...Read more