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Survival rate of stomach cancer stage 4?

Survival rate of stomach cancer stage 4?

4-18 months: Stage 4 stomach (gastric) cancer means the cancer has spread or metastasized to sites far from the stomach. Unfortunately, the prognosis is poor. The median range of survival for stage 4 gastric cancer is 4 - 18 months. Experimental treatment options may be available depending upon your locale. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 stomach cancer?

What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 stomach cancer?

Not good: The overall 5 year survival for gastric cancer is 10-21%, after successful surgery the survival is 24-57%, but most patients recurred after 3 years. Stage IV gastric cancer survival rate is in the single digits. ...Read more

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Stage 4?Stomach cancer. Is chemotherapy advisable with 33 kgs weight, age 66, height5.3 please advise

Stage 4?Stomach cancer. Is chemotherapy advisable with 33 kgs weight, age 66, height5.3 please advise

Stomach cancer: Chemotherapy is the mainstay therapy for stage IV stomach cancer. Other option will be only palliative care/hospice if one does not want to get active therapy. Whether one is a good candidate or not for chemo will depend on how good is the overall situation- can the person take care oneself? How much assistant she/he needs for daily activity etc? Discuss further with the oncologist re-tx options. ...Read more

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What is the lifespan with stage IV stomach cancer?

What is the lifespan with stage IV stomach cancer?

Short: Unfortunately stage IV stomach cancer does not have good prognosis. It is not feasible to give a time line or the amount of time a patient may have, as there are wide variations in the biology of tumors. ...Read more

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Is there a lot of pain in stage IV stomach cancer?

Is there a lot of pain in stage IV stomach cancer?

Can be but need not: Be. Any advanced malignancy may cause pain, however effective pain medications are available and control of pain is one of the goals of palliative care. The patient may wish to seek hospice care at home or in an in-patient facility. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for someone in stage 3 stomach cancer that refuses to take therapy ?

What is life expectancy for someone in stage 3 stomach cancer that refuses to take therapy
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No answer: It is not possible to predict the survival time in a particular person. The law of averages may suggest a few months, but there are enough exceptions thus making a prediction unreliable. ...Read more

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Female, 45, stomach cancer and liver metastasis.Is it curable?if not whatis life expectancy(honest numbers even if not sure, i need a range number)Thanks

Female, 45, stomach cancer and liver metastasis.Is it curable?if not whatis life expectancy(honest numbers even if not sure, i need a range number)Thanks

Best answers will be: From the oncologists who are involved. Clearly, this is not a good situation, but the details can make huge differences in length and quality of life. Possible treatment options and the strength of health in other vital systems will matter. Consult w/ your doctors or seek 2nd opinions. Hope it's as good as possible. ...Read more

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My friend says he has stage one in throat cancer and stage 3 in stomach cancer. He refuses to get treatment. What imight be life expectancy.?

My friend says he has stage one in throat cancer and stage 3 in stomach cancer. He refuses to get treatment. What imight be life expectancy.?

Llkely 20% 5yr life.: The throat cancer may have a decent outlook, but an advanced stomach cancer where the disease has likely spread to the lymph nodes and is one step away from distant metastases has about a 20% 5 year survival at best. This is if the tumor is able to be resected. It is his choice, but it might be good for him to see his doctor to at least find out what can be done to make him comfortable. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. What is my life prognosis, an where else will it spread to? The doctors say it can;t be treated .

I have been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. What is my life prognosis, an where else will it spread to? The doctors say it can;t be treated .

Am Cancer Society: First of all, I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. You can find survival statistics at the american cancer society website for a variety if cancers. Remember however that you are not a statistic. That doesn't mean you should ignore stats, just remember there is always hope. Also remember that quality is usually better than quantity in terms of life expectancy. God bless you and good luck. ...Read more

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What is the quality of life for a late stages stomach cancer patient? Will they be bedridden? What about the pain?

No need to be !: Your question touched my heart.
Goal: comfort and support. Nutrition, ensure or gastrostomy tube is important. There are muliple medications to control pain: tablets, liquids, patches, injections..
Measures to fight depression. Nursing homes, home health nurses. Family and friends... Faith in god, after-life, smile, good attitude. "stand up" keep the spirit. No bed-ridden till you can't. Thanks. ...Read more

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How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

Not very common: Stomach or gastric cancers have decreased in the US since the 1940's. There are some stomach cancers however associated with H. pylori stomach infections. Smoked foods, excess alcohol intake, and cigarette smoking may be associated with stomach cancer. It is more common in other countries than the US. ...Read more

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What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?

What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?

Depends: Would need more information on tumor size, location, cell type, and surgical margins but stage 1 would have the best results & best survival statistics. May likely need repeat endoscopy & biopsies in the future to watch. ...Read more

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I am having constant indigestion since last 4 months which respond to antacids. Could it be due to stomach cancer? (no risk factors)

I am having constant indigestion since last 4 months which respond to antacids. Could it be due to stomach cancer? (no risk factors)

Not likely: You are not likely to have stomach cancer at 18 years old. It sounds like you are having reflux. Here are some things to try to see if you can get rid of it without having to take antacids. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, mints and eating large meals. Maintain a healthy body weight. Exercise every day. Add a daily probiotic. Don't eat within 4 hours of going to bed. See doctor if needed ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer: According to the world health organization, stomach cancer causes about 800, 000 deaths worldwide per year. If you think you have stomach cancer or have symptoms that concern you, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you gain weight with stomach cancer?

Usually gastric: Cancer, treated or not, causes weight loss. Can you gain weight? Anything is possible, but this would not be likely or predictable. ...Read more

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Who is most likely to get stomach cancer?

Many risk factors: It is more common in men and those over 50 years old. A prior history of h. Pylori infection and non-white ancestry is also a risk. Diets rich in smoked meats & foods are risky (e.g. As in east asia). A family history of cancer or a prior history of stomach surgery and smoking is also risk inducing. Certain inherited syndromes also increase the risk (lynch syndrome, brca mutations). ...Read more

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How many people die from stomach cancer each year?

How many people die from stomach cancer each year?

More than 10000 : In the United States, more than 10, 000 people die from stomach cancer every year; though the number of new cases are decreasing here it is one of the more common cancers worldwide. Death rates continue to be not changed very much. ...Read more

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I have stomach cancer, how many years I will live?

I  have stomach cancer, how many years I will live?

Only your M D: can answer , depends on the stage of disease. Very early stages prognosis is good . Speak to your doctor Good Luck ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of stomach cancer?

Clinical feature: Weight loss and persistent abdominal pain are the most common symptoms at initial diagnosis. The abdominal pain tends to be mid upper abdomen ( epigastric) , vague and mild early in the disease but more severe and constant as the disease progresses.
Nausea, anemia from occult bleeding, also frequently happen. ...Read more

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Pls give guideline to cure advanced stage of stomach cancer?

Pls give guideline to cure advanced stage of stomach cancer?

Metastatic?: Advanced cancer of the stomach is not usually curable. Rarely, resection will provide a cure if there is no evidence of lymph node metastases or distant metastases. Otherwise chemotherapy would be added but full care would be very rare. ...Read more

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Percentage wise what are my odds of stomach cancer at age 22?

Percentage wise what are my odds of stomach cancer at age 22?

Very low- unless..: The incidence of stomach cancer at age of 22 is very rare. You should not worry about this. If multiple family members had stomach cancer, especially at younger age ( less than 40) -then that would be a different scenario. Your risk to get other problems like depression, getting involved in motor vehicle accident , infection is way way higher. Please go and talk to your primary doctor in detail. ...Read more

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How much of the stomach is removed in people who have stomach cancer?

How much of the stomach is removed in people who have stomach cancer?

Part or whole remova: The type of surgery- partial or total gastrectomy- depends on the location, extent and type of stomach cancer. The surgical plan will be discussed by your surgeon after reviewing your endoscopy, biopsy and ct scan results. Sometimes surgery is done for emergent reasons- uncontrollable bleeding, obstruction, etc. ...Read more

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Is it cureable stomach cancer while in 3rd stage please give me suggestion?

Depends on type: Gastric cancers are glandular most often, while lymphomas can also be seen. Tumor stage is determined by tumor size and lymph node status. Are lymph node involved? After radical surgery (removing the tumor and lymph nodes) chemotherapy and radiation can be used to achieve a good outcome. Young patients often have a better response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Possibility of symptomatic stomach cancer seven months after perfectly clean edg?

Possibility of symptomatic stomach cancer seven months after perfectly clean edg?

unlikely: While this is very unlikely, the more i see, the more I am amazed. Some things happen that don't make sense. If you are talking about yourself, stomach cancer at age 37 is also very rare, particularly in the United States. If you are concerned however, see your primary care or GI doc that did the endoscopy for a follw-up to discuss any changes. ...Read more

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Do only old people get stomach cancer?

No: Unusual in children, but there are several varieties so symptoms should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Stomach Cancer (Definition)

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the ...Read more