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What is the life expectancy for a person with elephantiasis?

What is the life expectancy for a person with elephantiasis?

Elephantiasis: Lethality from Lymphatic filariasis (one type of Elephantiasis) is low. But life expectancy due to this infection would be largely impacted by disease severity. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a person with pelvic osteosarcoma?

What is the life expectancy for a person with pelvic osteosarcoma?

Pelvic osteosarcoma: Os are best treated surgically which means the surgeon needs to remove the affected bone with good margin. As you can imagine removal of part of the pevlis is extremely difficult and results in lots of different problems. Chemotherapy can be added but responses are usually low. It is a tough disease...Not knowing the stage it is hard to tell how long pt may have, but u can imagine its tough. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a person with stage 4 renal falure and 1 kidney with no dialysis?

What is the life expectancy for a person with stage 4 renal falure and 1 kidney with no dialysis?

Variable: The answer to this question really depends on how well the illness is managed and the rate of decline of the kidney function. Some patients may decline to end stage kidney failure in a year while some may take several years. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the life expectancy for a person who has a gleostoma tumor in his brain?

Please help! what is the life expectancy for a person who has a gleostoma tumor in his brain?

GBM?: Gbm has a grave prognosis despite surgery radiation, or chemotherapy. It is the most common primary brain tumor (cancer). Perhaps the patient might consider entering/enrolling into a GBM treatment study? ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a person with untreated thyroid cancer?

What is the life expectancy for a person with untreated thyroid cancer?

Depends on type...: Undifferentiated thyroid cancers are higher risk. Anaplastic thyroid cancer has a poorer prognosis. Papillary thyroid cancer usually has a better prognosis. The type of cancer and stage are important to know. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a person with primary pulmonary hypertension?

What is the life expectancy for a person with primary pulmonary hypertension?

PH Prognosis: Life expectancy for patients with pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the type of ph and the severity of the disease. Physicians use the symptoms, bloodwork, exercise capacity, and heart function to determine the severity. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for a person with spina bifida be?

What would the life expectancy for a person with spina bifida be?

Depends: A lot depends on the presence of comorbidities. Some patients with spina bifida are wheel chair bound or have issues with bladder function. If these lower tract symptoms are present there is a higher risk of septic complications. With good care and good compliance there should be no limit. ...Read more

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What would be the life expectancy for a person with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

What would be the life expectancy for a person with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Help please. Could be the life expectancy for a person with untreated thyroid cancer?

Help please. Could be the life expectancy for a person with untreated thyroid cancer?

Stage and type: It really depends on the stage and type. Early stage, well-differentiated thyroid cancers have an excellent survival rate of over 90% over 10 years. The type of thyroid cancer with the worst survival is called anaplastic and patients survive generally a few months. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is very rare, and most other types are readily treated. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for a person with pancreatic cancer and who had the whipple procedure?

What is the average life expectancy for a person with pancreatic cancer and who had the whipple procedure?

Lymph nodes: The most important variable for survival for patients after the whipple procedure (provided they survive the surgery itself, and presuming that the cancer has been completely removed) has generally been lymph node involvement. This is generally the best indication that the pancreatic cancer has or has not spread beyond the initial site. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a person with bubble boy disease?

What is the life expectancy of a person with bubble boy disease?

Interesting question: That's an interesting question. The "bubble boy" had a disease called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). It's not a single disease, but a host of similar ones--so a life expectancy can't really be estimated. HOWEVER, although kids with SCID used to have to live their lives in a sterile environment, many kids today can actually be CURED with a bone marrow transplant, if done early enough. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a person in renal failure?

What is the life expectancy of a person in renal failure?

Weeks: Once kidney function falls below 10% of normal, most patients will develop uremia. This includes progressive weakness and confusion progressing to coma and death, unless some form of kidney replacement therapy is instituted. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a person with microcephaly?

What is the life expectancy of a person with microcephaly?

Depends: It is completely dependant on the cause of the microcephaly and on the severity of its associated problems such as seizure disorder, gastro-esophageal reflux or breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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Horrible question, but what is the life expectancy of a person with microcephaly?

Horrible question, but what is the life expectancy of a person with microcephaly?

Depends: It is completely dependant on the cause of the microcephaly and on the severity of its associated problems such as seizure disorder, gastro-esophageal reflux or breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy rate of a person diagnosed with stage 4 undifferentiated carcinoma? Pretty bad?

What is the life expectancy rate of a person diagnosed with stage 4 undifferentiated carcinoma?  Pretty bad?

D/W your oncologist: It will depend on the type of cancer, biology of cancer and the overall condition of the patient. Undifferentated carcinoma is just description of the cancer cells under microscope- compared to the normal cells, and not telling you anything else otherwise. In majority cases- stage 4 eventhough is treatable ( providing overall patient's condition is not bad) , however it is an incurable disease. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a person with thyroid cancer?

What is the life expectancy of a person with thyroid cancer?

Usually very good: I can't give one definitive answer as it will depend on the specific type of thyroid cancer and the stage at diagnosis. There are at least 4 different types: Papillary, Follicular, Medullary and Analplastic. The good news is that the most common types of thyroid cancer, (Papillary and follicular), especially at stages I or II have excellent prognosis with treatment and are very rarely fatal. ...Read more