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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
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
Tt(9 days ago)due 2 pap carc. Diagnosed with hash. Before tt. No meds yet-how soon b4 symptoms worsen & how long 4 improvement after meds are started?
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Ask the nephrologist: They will give you the lowdown. There is not a set number. It is dependent on many things including how good your heart, lungs, kidneys are and if you have high blood pressure and diabetes. Your nephrologist will know all this plus your current trends and perhaps can give you an idea. ...Read more
I'm on,dialysis just started I'm in,stage five Kindney failure. Why are my bones hurting so bad and for long periods of time?
Bones hurting: You must have your Kidney specialist refer you to a bone specialist without delay. If xrays of your bones have not been taken care of, that is a "MUST DO"! Hope things go OK! ...Read more
I have been told I have a stage five aortic aneurism. I want to locate a vascular surgeon in the Springfield, MA or Albany, NY area.
A teaching hospital.: A University hospital in SpringfieldU Tufts U. Medical Center, or any of the reputed medical centers in New York, such as Mount Sinai, Presbyterial would be excellent choices. I do not know exactly how big the aneurysm is, where is located etc. If you are seeking a specialist in any of these places, please take a copy of the CT or the ultrasound with you and contact them soon. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sister is 53 years old and was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer five years ago. for years the cancer w?
Excellent control: Stage 4 breast can be controlled with systemic therapy very well, even for more than 5 years. This is most commonly seen in patients who have stage 4 disease because of spread to the bone only, as opposed to the liver, brain, lungs, etc. Regardless, women are living longer with stage 4 breast cancer because of better systemic treatment. While cancer well controlled with chemo, patients will live. ...Read more
It can: Lyme bacteria can hide out in all different types of tissue and undergo changes from a bacteria to a cyst form. When conditions become favorable, it may change back from cyst to active bacterial form. So, yes, it can remain dormant. By the same token, you may also have gotten reinfected 5 years later and even with a different strain of the over 100 strains of lyme bacteria. ...Read more
Time for consult: If you have been trying for this long without success it is time to schedule a visit with a fertility center. Both you and your partner need an evaluation looking for fixable conditions. If nothing is found they can educate you on alternative methods to establish a pregnancy. ...Read more