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What is the average life expectancy after diagnosis with alzheimers?

What is the average life expectancy after diagnosis with alzheimers?

Up to >14 years.: The answer to this question differs with the affected individual, as no two cases are alike. However, it has been determined that the mean life expectancy after diagnosis is 7 years, with few cases (3%) living more than 14 years. It is still hard to be clear on this since individuals may have had alzheimer's for some time before diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of a person with fullblown aids?

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What is the average life expectancy of a person with fullblown aids?

Depends: It is always difficult to determine life expectancy of anyone with any type of chronic illness like hiv/aids. There are very good anti-hiv medications, which can extend life. Many of my patients who have had full-blown aids are still living 20+ years, but some have also died soon after diagnosis. It ultimately depends on one's immune system and how quickly they can recover before getting sick. ...Read more

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How long is the average life expectancy of someone with Alzheimer's disease?

How long is the average life expectancy of someone with Alzheimer's disease?

About 8 years: Alzheimer's disease progresses differently in different people but the duration on the average is 8 years from diagnosis to death. Of course, if somebody is diagnosed late in life the survival is shorter. ...Read more

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What is life expectance after diagnosis of pbc?

What is life expectance after diagnosis of pbc?

Define please: I don't know what you mean by "pbc." please be more specific, without abbreviations. Thank you. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after being diagnosed with parkinsons?

Normal: Ten years after a parkinson’s disease (pd) diagnosis the survival rate among people with the disease is the same as for the general population, according to a study published online in the journal movement disorders. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

Varies: Has a genetic mutation been discovered? There are several different types and it would be worthwhile finding whether one of these is present -- both for prognosis, and as information for the family. I'd try to answer this first, and even then, no one can predict months-or-years beyond giving a range / survival curves. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the average lifespan after diagnosis with pancreatic cancer?

Less than 6 months: Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer is diagnosed late in most people - when it has already spread within the abdomen or to the liver. The average life span for that is less than 6 months, maybe a little better (but not much) with chemo. If the tumor can be removed surgically, the average life span then is over a year, but a small percent can be cured with a combination of surgery , chemo, radiation. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for an alzheimer's patient?

May vary: Often said to be roughly 10-15 yrs after diagnosis, but could be shorter period of time depending on age of diagnosis, and co-morbidities. The alzheimer's meds on the market do not seem to change life expectancy. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for a child with holoprosencephaly?

What is the average life expectancy for a child with holoprosencephaly?

Undetermined: Potential depends on the severity of the defect and associated features. Many die before birth and most have a brief existence.The defect involves a great range from very major to minor, with longevity matching the degree of defect. See www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/holoprosencephaly for more information ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for patients with leukodystrophy?

What is the life expectancy  for patients with leukodystrophy?

Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with emphysema?

What is the life expectancy for someone with emphysema?

Depends: It depends on the severity and other medical conditions which coexist. Many emphysema patients die of other causes. Frequent flare ups leading to repeat hospitalizations, or repeated respiratory infections are poor prognostic indicators. ...Read more

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What is the expected length of life for someone with neurological lupus?

What is the expected length of life for someone with neurological lupus?

It depends: Neurological lupus is a broad category. Criteria include: neuropathies, depression, cognitive dysfunction, seizures and other central nervous system involvement.(cns) in general the prognosis depends on what type of neurological involvement the patient has. CNS lupus has a poorer prognosis than depression and cgnitive dysfunction. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for people with neurofibromatosis type 1?

What is the life expectancy for people with neurofibromatosis type 1?

Hugely variable: No two cases are alike, and the illness is modified by other genes. One of the board members of one of my medical schools was a successful and popular physician who had the illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the median life expectany for a woman with ms?

What is the median life expectany for a woman with ms?

Normal, but: Untreated MS can have a shortened lifespan of 8-14 yrs, but well treated MS can result in normal lifespan. Best study so far compared Betaseron with no treatment, and those on Betaseron lived full span. This could be expanded to more potent agents such as Gilenya or Tysabri, (natalizumab) which might not only live longer, but have less disease limitations. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after being diagnosed with scleroderma?

What is the life expectancy after being diagnosed with scleroderma?

Varies: It varies depending on the type and extent of the scleroderma. People with morphea or linear scleroderma with only skin involvement have normal life expectancies. On the other end of the spectrum, people with diffuse scleroderma with heart and lung involvement die much sooner (up to 10% die in five years). Aggressive treatment of kidney involvement has improved the prognosis for some patients. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with advanced lymphoma? Just a few months?

What is the life expectancy of someone with advanced lymphoma?  Just a few months?

Not necessarily.: "lymphoma" acrtually encompasses many different diagnoses. In general, lymphomas a very responsive to chemotherapy. Some, like hodgkin lymphoma are frequently curable, even in advanced stage. For some of the aggressive lymphomas, response depends on a number of factors, including age and stage, but still can do well. The low grade lymphomas are not curable, but many years of life are possible. ...Read more

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After being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is the average life expectancy?

After being diagnosed with brain cancer, how long is the average life expectancy?

See belowl: It depends on whter the canceer is primary inthe brain or is a metastaic lesion. Metastasis can be treated by irradiation oor escison and cna buy up to a year in life wthil primary brain cancer is much more difficult to treat. ...Read more