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Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

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Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: Risk of dying from bladder cancer is 1 to 116 in men and 1 to 294 in women. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer. ...Read more

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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 are the odds of dying from breast cancer?

What are the odds of dying from breast cancer?

Variable: 5-year breast cancer survival rates are dependent upon the cancer stage, varying from almost 100% for DCIS (stage 0) to less than 20% for metastatic disease (stage 4). Furthermore, cancer survival is dependent upon the response to chemotherapy. Of note, breast cancer survival has increased over the past decade in the US. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dying from hodgkins lymphoma?

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What are the chances of dying from hodgkins lymphoma?

Low: Hodgkin's lymphoma is treatable and curable disease in majority cases. With the treatment that we have for hodgkin's lymphoma , if treated appropriately, the risk for dying from hodgkin's lymphoma is low- approximately about 1 in 400 will have hodgkin's lymphoma 1:2000 will die from it. Off course, the prognosis will depend on the stage, and biology of the cancer as well as overall condition of pt. ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of dying from lung cancer?

What kind of likelihood is there of dying from lung cancer?

Measure survival: Depends on cell type, stage, metastatic location survival general 30-40% at five years, so 70 % mortality from the cancer or other things over time. Mostly older people as you know. ...Read more

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What is the probability of dying from lymphoma?

Lymphoma : To die from lymphoma, one must first develop one. If you or someone you know has it, it depends on the type of lymphoma. Some are very treatable, some are low grade, etc. Please be more specific. But altogether, lymphoma as a disease group is not that uncommon, especially in the elderly. ...Read more

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What is the chance of dying from lymphoma?

What is the chance of dying from lymphoma?

It depends: It depends on the stage and the specific type of lymphoma. There can be cures and some very long remissions depending on the type. The odds also depend on the response to treatment. ...Read more

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What are the odds of dying from lymphoma nowadays?

What are the odds of dying from lymphoma nowadays?

Depends Stage/type: Hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphomas each have different types and them they are staged one to four. Early stages have upwards of 90 percent survival. Stage four however still has goods odds of survival as well. Unless the specific type/stage of lymphoma is known the exact odds differs. Overall chemotherapy/radiotherapy and immunotherapy has really advanced to increase the odds. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer bad?

Are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer bad?

Can be: Pancreatic cancer symptoms depend on the extent of the cancer and can range form minimal to very significant in intensity. Typical symptoms include jaundice, abdomen pain (can be severe), bowel obstruction, weight loss, new-onset diabetes, depression, fatigue to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the final stages (visual symptoms) of somebody dying from copd-emphysema?

What are the final stages (visual symptoms) of somebody dying from copd-emphysema?

Shortness of breath: In general, people who are very end stage COPD will have alot of difficulty breathing and typically will have fast and shallow breathing. Eventually they cannot keep up and start retaining co2 which makes them mentally altered and hypoxic which also makes them sluggish/loopy (and usually causes a grayish cast to the features). These changes are shortly followed by cardiac arrythmias and death. ...Read more

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What are the lead causes of lung cancer (aside from smoking)?

What are the lead causes of lung cancer (aside from smoking)?

Environmental: Plenty of stuff in the air which can lead to lung cancer, depending on the level and length of exposure. Also, radiation, radon gas, and asbestos are implicated. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dieing from cervical cancer?

What are the chances  of dieing from  cervical cancer?

Depends on stage: Like any other cancer, cervical cancer survival is closely linked to early detection and treatment. The more extensive the spread of the cancer the more likely it is to kill you. ...Read more

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What are the chances of recovering from secondary ovarian cancer?

What are the chances of recovering from secondary ovarian cancer?

This is not a right: Secondary ovarian cancer is not a correct term to describe your cancer. I assume you are saying that it has recurred? In that case there are several drugs and treatments which are commonly used with significant extension of life and occasional cures(possible) but typically it is uncommon to cure ovarian cancer, second time around after failing first line of chemotherapy. Seek an expert opinion for. ...Read more

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What are the odds of recovery from breast cancer?

What are the odds of recovery from breast cancer?

Breast ca: This question is very complicated. Recovery from breast cancer is related to the stage at diagnosis and the response to treatment. In general, recovery is excellent when caught early and decreases with advancing stage. ...Read more

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What are the odds of dying from myoma?

What are the odds of dying from myoma?

Very low: A myoma is also called a fibroid. It is very rare to have a cancer develop in one of these, although it is possible. Up to 70% of women have myomas. ...Read more

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What are the last symptoms before death from liver cancer?

What are the last symptoms before death from liver cancer?

Varies: Shortness of breath. Hemorrhage from anywhere. Feeling cold. Drop in blood pressure, and pallor. Sudden onset of ascites or marked worsening of jaundice. Liver cancer can hang on for a very long time with little in the way of symptoms. The time of death is famously unpredictable. Cherish each day you have left. ...Read more

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What are the end symptoms of someone with lung cancer?

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What are the end symptoms of someone with lung cancer?

End of life lung ca: The end of life with any cancer can be very similar, but for lung cancer patients it usually goes something like this:they have pain, pain meds are given, they quit eating, they sleep more and more and when they are awake they have pain or can't breath so more pain meds are given, which causes them to sleep more.The last few days are filled with sleep& irregular breathing hopefully with pain controlld. ...Read more

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Side branch IPMN. 3mm for 2 years. This size cause symptoms? Is this definitely cancer? What should be done? Dr only does f/u imaging. Am I dying?

Side branch IPMN. 3mm for 2 years. This size cause symptoms? Is this definitely cancer? What should be done? Dr only does f/u imaging. Am I dying?

Leave it alone: Most of these little things in the pancreas are harmless. Just watch it. If it starts growing, it can be removed while it's still not a huge danger. Pancreatic surgery is grisly. Avoid it if you can. ...Read more

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Can night sweats also be a symptom of cancer cells regressing or dying? Any help appreciated!

Can night sweats also be a symptom of cancer cells regressing or dying? Any help appreciated!

Yes: Early in treatment with chemotherapy or radiation, as tumor cells die, it can produce what is sometimes called 'tumor fever.' Classically, it happens about once every 24 hours and be accompanied by night sweats. Be sure to let your doctor know about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms of over i an cancer?

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Symptoms of over i an cancer?

Nonspecific: In many cases, asymptomatic or no specific symptoms some vague, non specific abdominal pain, nausea, bloathing etc. When it is symptomatic- like persistent abd pain, weight loss, no bowel movement etc- usually already in more advanced stage. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in cancer?

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What symptoms are common in cancer?

Many: There are many types of cancers- thus symptoms would vary based on the type , biology of cancers. It may include some symptoms caused by the enlargement of mass- like pain, symptoms of obstruction, depending on the organ involved. Some systemic symptoms like unintentional significant weight loss, fever, chils, night sweats, etc- could be there too. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stage four cancer?

What are symptoms of stage four cancer?

Depends: Each common cancer has a staging system depending on how far it has spread, and in turn, the symptoms depend on exactly where the tumor has spread and what it's doing. There's no telling. A stage IV lung cancer in the liver will behave much differently than a stage IV lung cancer in the chest wall. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having cancer?

What are the symptoms of having cancer?

Anything,.....: ....or nothing. The symptoms will depend on where the cancer starts and how advanced it is. Early cancers usually cause no symptoms, thus the importance of screening and early detection. If you are a bit more specific in your question, maybe we can answer better. Peace to you. ...Read more

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What are the general symptoms for cancer?

What are the general symptoms for cancer?

Generally speaking: Cancer is a very wide subject, but many patients with occult cancer experience fatigue, weight loss, and/or an unexplained pain. Changes in stool, or in a mole, or a new cough, can also be symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What the early symptoms for survic cancer?

What the early symptoms for survic cancer?

No symptoms: Early treatable, curable cervical cancers has no symptoms, some one your age and up need regular gyn exams and pap smears, are essential for early detection and cure. ...Read more

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What is the early symptoms of survical cancer?

What is the early symptoms of survical cancer?

Cervical Cancer: Blood at intercourse with or without dyspareunia. Bloody tinged discharge. Palpable mass originating on the cervix and lymphadenopathy. These late findings can all be prevented by getting a screening pap smear test every one to three years (depending on practice guidelines -- military still requires, annual , for instance). If concerned about yourself, i would start with getting a pap. ...Read more

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Hi, i want know more about cancer and symptoms ?

Hi, i want know more about cancer and symptoms ?

Wow: That is one question that cannot be answered here. There is too much to say in such a small space. Try the american cancer society website (www.Cancer.Org) or the national cancer institute website (www.Cancer.Gov). They have good info. There must be local resources in your country as well. Best to you. ...Read more

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What exactly is the most common symptoms for cancer?

What exactly is the most common symptoms for cancer?

Depends on lesion: Various tumors have different symptoms. Cutaneous lesions like squamous and basal cell ulcerate then heal and reulcerate. Lesions of the oral cavity rarely visualized but palpated as a submucosal, underrlateral tongue mass. Breast Ca starts intra ductal with microCa on mammogram before palpable lesion and tumors of bowel obstruct and then eventually bleed but can be diagnosed by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What are very early symptoms of oeasophogus cancer dr?

Trouble swallowing: It is this complaint which prompts an EGD where a biopsy is done to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of early oeasophogus cancer?

What are the main symptoms of early oeasophogus cancer?

Difficulty to: swallow. It is this complaint which prompts an EGD where a biopsy is done to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you remain upbeat when you are dying of cancer?

How can you remain upbeat when you are dying of cancer?

Excellent Book: The last lecture by randy pausch is a fantastic example of a person making the most of his life during his transition from life to death from pancreatic cancer...Truly inspiring. He can also be found on video: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=ji5_mqicxso. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with you having cancer?

What symptoms are typically associated with you having cancer?

Type dependent...: The symptoms of cancer depend upon the type of cancer for the individual patient. A breast cancer might present with a mass in the breast and inversion of the nipple, whereas a colon cancer might present with blood in the stool and bowel pattern changes. Some symptoms of "cancer" are common to many cancer types, such as unexplained weight loss and fatigue. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Is pain and/or the symptoms in cancer constant or intermittent?

Is pain and/or the symptoms in cancer constant or intermittent?

It depends : There is no uniform presentation or pattern for cancer symptoms. It can be intermittent or continuous depending on the tumor location and the organ involved. ...Read more

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What are the lasts days of dying in cancer like? Is it painful?

What are the lasts days of dying in cancer like? Is it painful?

Quite varied: Death from cancer may come in may different forms. There may not be any pain or discomfort at the time of death. Most adavnced cancer patients go downhill slowly and develop increasing organ dysfunction. Patients may go into increasing sleepiness to coma when the vital organs failing include liver, kidney or brain. Infections are a common terminal event(pneumonia or blood) .Palliative care helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of any cancer, how can one detect it early?

Good question...: ...Hard answer. Sadly, not all cancers cause early warning symptoms or can be detected before they are too advanced. Make sure you see your doc regularly and be strict with the recommended screening tests appropriate for your age and risk. Eat well, exercise, don't smoke, live long (and prosper). ...Read more

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Which type of experiences will someone dying of cancer go through?

Varies: That is very hard to answer as every patient's experience is unique. Someone in that situation should be under the care of a palliative team and/or hospice so that quality of life is maintained as much as possible. Feelings of loneliness are common so if there is someone you know and care about in that situation, be available. Best to you. ...Read more

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My grandma is dying from cancer...How do I know when the end is near?

My grandma is dying from cancer...How do I know when the end is near?

Cherish each moment: The truth is that you cannot know, no physician can tell you, and anyone even offering a guess is doing a disservice. Death could come before you receive this from a blood clot to the lung (sudden and painless), or from a chest infection that could take her in 48 hours. Or she could survive until she no longer has the strength to breathe -- this you'll detect. I'm glad you're there for her. ...Read more

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How would you know when someone who's dying of cancer is near the end?

Poor general conditi: At the end or near the end, patient becomes bed bound because of extreme weakness and or organ failures. Most patients would stop breathing and become very lethrgic and slowly lose conciousness...Then it is near the end with patient stopping to breathe. ...Read more