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What Is My Expected Survival Rate If I Am A Victim To It
A lot depends on: Other co-morbid factors and the type of operation that was needed, assuming that you are talking about perforated duodenal ulcer. If the person is otherwise healthy and an extensive resection was not necessary, then prognosis is very good. Ask the surgeon for specific details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
???: Friend, the answer to that question depends on the type of cancer, stage, and your general physical condition (for starters). If you are dealing with cancer and are facing chemo, you have the right to get all the answers you need from your doctor. Most oncologists will go the extra mile to answer your questions to the best of their abilities. Best to you. ...Read more
Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?
Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neonatologists & OBs: Expert baby doctors know chances of survival vary a lot. Survival of an embryo or fetus to live birth can be affected by maternal health, fetal health, abnormalities, bleeding, etc. The rate of survival of a newborn (the first month) depends on health of the baby, complications during pregnancy or delivery, infections and problems in the nursery and other factors, such as gestational age at birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does 10 year survival rate mean? If 10 yr survival rate is 70% for a condition, does that mean 70% people will just survive around 10 years only?
It means the odds of: It means the odds of long term survival are 70%. This typically means that such people are expected to live for long term and have a normal life span. ...Read more
Overall?: Inflammatory breast cancer, correct? In the past, it's been difficult to find statistics specific to inflammatory breast cancer, which is a relatively locally advanced stage and thus more ominous. The most recent statistic i could find is 35% 5-year survival, worse than other breast cancers but far from hopeless. Many other factors also contribute to prognosis. Be brave and cherish your life. ...Read more
Lowest survival CA: When you look at the data you find that pancreatic cancer comes up first(? or last). There are two other cancers that have a worse prognosis...Glioblastoma (a high grade brain tumor) and CNS lymphoma (lymphoma that starts in the central nervous system or brain). Both of these are even deadlier than pancreatic cancer. ...Read more
How premi???: All premi's do not generate the same survival rates. Those below 26 weeks have much worse outlook than those at 34 and above.Yet even those born close to term can have devastating complications in labor/delivery or in the nursery. If you have a case in mind please submit more information in a separate question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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