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What Is The Life Expectancy For A Person With Cardiomopathy
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
What is the life expectancy of a person with chronic lgl leukemia that is under control but not in remission?
Unknown: It is not known if FAS affects life expectancy. ...Read more
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
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