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What is the prognosis of stage 4 cancer non hodgkins lymphoma b cell with walderstoms IgM protein 4000?

What is the prognosis of stage 4 cancer non hodgkins lymphoma b cell with walderstoms IgM protein 4000?

Fairly good: We have good treatments for nonhodgkins lymphoma such that a fairly large proportion of patients are cured and can live a normal life. At least we can keep them alive for many years with the use of chemotherapy along with a biologic agent/immunotherapy drug called rituximab. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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92 year old woman who had adenocarcinoma 20 years ago and top lobe of lung was removed has now been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer large mass in righ u?

92 year old woman who had adenocarcinoma 20 years ago and top lobe of lung was removed has now been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer large mass in righ u?

Make her comfortable: Although age is no exception to treatment, physicians will ask the 92 patient (if mental status is altered will proceed as directed in the heath care proxy) in the end stage cancer, usually referred to hospice. ...Read more

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I had t-cell lymphoma 3 times about 10 to 7 years ago, then breast cancer, did chemo and radi. And now, I have cracks in teeth is this normal?

I had t-cell lymphoma 3 times about 10 to 7 years ago, then breast cancer, did chemo and radi. And now, I have cracks in teeth is this normal?

Long term effects: Yes chemotherapy & radiotherapy will cause short term and long term damage to teeth along with gums. Yours could be long ted effects, causing cracks including loss of enamel. Good you won the battle 4 times, think it as battle scars, visit your dentist to save them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of stage 4 childhood t cell non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of stage 4 childhood t cell non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Start with this link: Http://www. Cancerresearchuk. Org/cancer-help/about-cancer/cancer-questions/childhood-non-hodgkins-lymphoma

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Mom diagnosed wi/stage IV non small cell lung cancer its mets to bones, a lymph node, pancreas. What is her chances of survival?

Mom diagnosed wi/stage IV non small cell lung cancer its mets to bones, a lymph node, pancreas. What is her chances of survival?

Tough: Not curable but treatable. Survival depends on several factors, performance status-meaning how she is doing and how many side effects. Also depends on how well and if she responds to chemotherapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are frequent, very mild night sweats (damp forehead, groin, bend of knees) a symptom of metastatic cancer? They're not drenching, like with lymphoma.

Are frequent, very mild night sweats (damp forehead, groin, bend of knees) a symptom of metastatic cancer? They're not drenching, like with lymphoma.

No.: If you have never had cancer, it is HIGHLY unlikely that this would be the first symptom of metastatic cancer. However, it is still a symptom that warrants investigation. ...Read more

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How bad is stage 4 cancer?

How bad is stage 4 cancer?

Verybad: Stage IV of what organ? In general it is end stage terminal cancer, how ever some cancers like lymphomas, testicular tumors etc when detected late will respond well to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can stage 4 cancer mean u will die soon?

Can stage 4 cancer mean u will die soon?

Not necessarily: Stage 4 cancer is a late stage cancer which has spread inside the body. But the survival is quite varied and it depends on which type of cancer it is. For many cancers we have good treatments and patients can live for several months to several years. Cancers like colon, breast and kidney can be controlled for 2-5 years even in stage 4. Others can be fatal over a period of few months. ...Read more

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How long do you have to live in stage 4 cancer?

How long do you have to live in stage 4 cancer?

Quite variable: Stage IV cancer generally means that the cancer has spread from its organ of origin to other organs. How long you have to live depends on where the cancer originated. For example, stage IV breast or colon cancer is much more easily treated than stage IV pancreatic or gallbladder cancer. So you need additional information to fully answer your question. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many mutations does a stage 4 cancer have?

Can you let me know how many mutations does a stage 4 cancer have?

Not relevant: Stage 4 suggests that the cancer is metastatic or widespread. It is a clinical description to help determine prognosis and sometimes treatment options. Mutations are what happens to dna of normal cells that turn them into cancer. There can be many mutations, even in early cancer, but all it takes is one mutation. ...Read more

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Stage 4 cancer of the esophagus survival rate? Any hope?

Stage 4 cancer of the esophagus survival rate? Any hope?

Poor: Unfortunately, stage 4 cancer of the esophagus has a very poor prognosis. Most will not survive a year, even with chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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Does apricot seeds help in controlling cancer? If yes, what kind of apricot seeds should be taken? Asking this to help my mom in stage 4 cancer.

No. I don't think so: I am sorry for your mom's condition. Unfortunately based on 200 references with 63 original articles and updates- the claims that laetrile or amygdalin have beneficial effects for cancer patients are not currently supported by sound clinical data. There is a considerable risk of serious adverse effects from cyanide poisoning after laetrile or amygdalin, especially after oral ingestion. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you live with stage 4 cancer?

For what length of time can you live with stage 4 cancer?

Depends: Depends greatly on the type of cancer. A few stage IV cancer patients can be cured (lymphoma or testicular) some others can live for many years (er positive breast cancer) and yet others die very quickly. Also depends on the general health of the patient. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wife has survived stage 4 cancer is there any organization that will do something for her?

What do you suggest if my wife has survived stage 4 cancer is there any organization that will do something for her?

Need more info: First of all, her doctor is a good source of information. The American Cancer Society has a great website with resources, help, and support. Without knowing more about what kind of cancer she had, how long ago, what kind of treatment she was given, and what her most recent exams and scans show, it's hard to know what advice to give you. I also am not sure what "something" you want done for her? ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has stage 4 cancer?

What do you suggest if my mom has stage 4 cancer?

Cancer of....?: Treatment and prognosis of stage 4 cancers depend on the kind of cancer and the general health. She should see an oncologist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more