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What Are Indications That Glioblastoma Cancer Is In The Final Stages
Losing performance: Gbm causes different signs depending on location, and growth on MRI signal progression. But decreasing ability to do daily activity, get out of bed, dress, walk, control bowel and bladder function are signs that time is short. Salvage treatment is used in able patients, and those willing to volunteer, but assess what benefit your patient gets and at what price. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glioblastoma is the unnatural, uninhibited overgrowth of certain supportive cells in the brain (not the nerve cells themselves). Like other cancers, this can destroy good cells, often by pressure within the space of the skull. Unfortunately, it weaves its way between good brain cells and the limits of the growth usually cannot be known with certainty. That's why surgery alone ...Read more
A family friend had brain cancer(glioblastoma multiforme) at 14. Was cured and is now 35 and perfectly healthy. Is this rare? Is he extremely lucky?
Surprising: Don't challenge him on this, and don't argue. This is so uncommon that I'd consider the original diagnosis to be in serious doubt, or some other error introduced into the story for some reason. I've been in medicine for a long time, investigated a few remarkable claims and was disappointed, and know how hard it is to get an accurate history. Just tell him you're glad he is better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are many: Cancer includes many separate disease processes. Cancers of different organs result in different signs and symptoms. Even cancers of the same area can lead to different signs and symptoms in different people. In general, if you have unexplained weight loss, severe fatigue, or significant changes to your body that aren't explained by other conditions, cancer is one many causes. ...Read more
Psa level in 2012 is 8.6; psa in 2013 is 5.8; psa in 2014 is 10.7. He is 75 years old. Is that a high indication of cancer? Dr appt not until friday
I have 1 cyst in each ovary, 5cm and 7cm. Im worried because its on both and not 1. Is this an indication on cancer. Having a lap done?
Presence: The presence of any nodule is of concern specially if not calcified specially in a smoker or someone that quit smoking within the last 10 years, a nodule that grows within 3 months. 5year survival for stage1non small cell lung cancer surgical resection is about 70%, for stage2nsclc about 30-35%. Stage 2 mass greater than 3cm or less than 3cm with metastasis to regional lymph node.Lowdosect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colon Cancer: CEA is blood test associated w/colon Ca. However, not a good screening test - significant false +, can be high with benign conditions & in early Colon Ca CEA may not be elevated. Current gold standard for Colon Ca screening is colonoscopy. 2 other alternatives- virtual colonoscopy (CT) & a new stool DNA test just recently approved by FDA. Screen age 50, 40 if + family history Colon Ca or polyps ...Read more
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