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What is the life expectancy of someone with lymphoma?

What is the life expectancy of someone with lymphoma?

Depends: There are many factors that effect life expectancy including the patients underlying health and the stage of lymphoma. For example lymphoma that is slower growing and has not spread is a better case than a lymphoma that is aggressive and has spread to multiple organs. Hard to answer that question without more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia? 

What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia? 

Near normal: The disorder can be of varying severity, but robust treatment options are available, including recombinant drugs and gene therapy. If severity is low and resistance to drugs do not develop life expectancy is near normal. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with cretinism?

What is the life expectancy of someone with cretinism?

Rare Disorder: Cretinism is the name given to people that were born with hypothyroidis (caused by congenital absence of the thyroid gland) . It use to take up to 6 mo to a 1 yr of age to diagnose children with this condition and by that time they were mentally retarded and had course facial feautures that were not reversible with treatment. Now we have neonatal screening for this condition if promptly treated ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with microcephaly?

What is the life expectancy of someone 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 of someone who is born with hiv?

What is the life expectancy of someone who is born with hiv?

Babies and HIV: I am very curious about your ongoing questions around this issue. In todays world, even in the far flung villages in africa and other places babies rarely get HIV anymore. Managing infection in pregnant mothers as well as preventing infection during and after the birth is the standard of care. Babies do not need to be born with HIV anymore. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with relapse polychondritis?

It really depends: This is a difficult question to answer. It really depends on the severity of the disease. Tracheal and aortic valve involvement can be a significant issue. As Prednisone is the basic therapy, an affected individual also has to deal with the long-term toxicities associated with Prednisone or other immunosuppressive therapies. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with lupis?

What is the life expectancy for someone with lupis?

Can be normal: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...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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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 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

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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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What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic emphysema?

What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic emphysema?

Difficult: Calculating life expectancy in COPD is very challenging. Limited life span is found in patients with chronically elevated carbon dioxide levels, frequent exacerbations of the disease and low body mass index. Given you an exact survival percentage is usually not possible. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with c-dif colitis?

What is the life expectancy of someone with c-dif colitis?

Should be normal...: Once treated with the appropriate antibiotics and healed. Rarely recurs and needs more antibiotics. Even more rarely, very severe cases will require emergency colon removal surgery. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with behcet's?

What is the life expectancy for someone with behcet's?

Depends: It depends on the body system that is involved. If it is limited to the eyes and mouth, then the life expectancy should be normal, with uveitis and apthous stomatitis as chronic illnesses. However, if there is heart or lung involvement, with aneurysmal dilation of vessels within these vital structures, a person could end up in early heart or respiratory failure, shortening the life expectancy. ...Read more

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What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

Depends: The survival is dependent on cell type and stage. In order to answer this question accurately, that information would be needed. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of somebody with a kidney transplant?

What is the life expectancy of somebody with a kidney transplant?

Better than without: People with a working kidney on average live much longer than those on dialysis. The younger the patient, the bigger the benefit. A 60 yr old patient with a transplant will live an average of 9 yrs vs. 3 yrs without. A 30 yr old patient will gain 20+ yrs compared to dialysis. A kidney transplant also vastly improves the person's quality of life. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with breast cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with breast cancer?

Varies: Early breast cancer treated with surgery and appropriate hormone and radiation therapy has a 98% chance of full recovery. Larger or later breast cancers that have spread can have a lower survival expectancy, but there still can be successful treatment. Many factors play into life expectancy, and each person needs to discuss their specific situation with their oncologist. ...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 life expectancy of someone with uterine cancer?

What is the life expectancy of someone with uterine cancer?

I really depends on: The specifics of the cancer. Its stage, grade, histopathology type and patients overal medical condition if chemotherapy or radiation are needed. Without those it is not possible to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who is born with hiv?

Babies and HIV: I am very curious about your ongoing questions around this issue. In todays world, even in the far flung villages in africa and other places babies rarely get HIV anymore. Managing infection in pregnant mothers as well as preventing infection during and after the birth is the standard of care. Babies do not need to be born with HIV anymore. ...Read more

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Hiv just diagnosed in family member/ need answers, life expectancy, etc?

Hiv just diagnosed in family member/ need answers, life expectancy, etc?

Book suggestion: That's too much to discuss in the limited space available here. At the risk of pushing my own book, i'd suggest you read "100 questions and answers about HIV and aids, " which is written for exactly this situation. ...Read more

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What is my life expectancy if im hiv positive at 25 years.

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What is my life expectancy if im hiv positive at 25 years.

Depends: There are many factors to consider most importantly depending on how well your condition can be controlled and your health status and lifestyle . I don't think we have enough data to generate the stats yet although most well managed cases can likely live somewhere close to the predicted life expectancy. ...Read more

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If the life expectancy of a child born with HIV is 3 years, then why is it the people catch HIV as an adult? How did it progress to adults having it?

If the life expectancy of a child born with HIV is 3 years, then why is it the people catch HIV as an adult? How did it progress to adults having it?

Depends where u live: In developed countries like the usa medical science has developed new drugs to keep an HIV patient alive for a very long time. That medication is quite expensive ; if you live in a third world country this kind of therapy is not readily available. You also have to have an educated public because the regimen in taking the medication is very important. ...Read more

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Are t helpers that are found in blood a sign u have are been exposed to hiv are does this test means something about life expectancy???

Are t helpers that are found in blood a sign u have are been exposed to hiv are does this test means something about life expectancy???

Meaningless test: T cells should not be tested unless HIV has already been diagnosed. If only exposed, the CD4 (T helper) count means nothing. IF possibly exposed, have an HIV test and rely on that result. No other blood tests matter. If you are suspected to have some other kind of immune deficiency, it's too complex for this forum. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a child born with hiv/aids without any treatment?

What is the life expectancy of a child born with hiv/aids without any treatment?

Impossible: There are too many variables. And, now no one would do this experiment to get such an answer. I know of no health professional that would stand by and let a child die. The parents would, in my opinion, lose parental rights if they refused treatment for their child in this scenario. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone woth kearn- sayres syndrome?

What is the life expectancy of someone woth kearn- sayres syndrome?

No data about this: Life expectancy is generally reduced but there is no data available to tell us how much it is reduced. It depends on the complications of the disease, especially if there are cardiac problems. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with cretinism?

Rare Disorder: Cretinism is the name given to people that were born with hypothyroidis (caused by congenital absence of the thyroid gland) . It use to take up to 6 mo to a 1 yr of age to diagnose children with this condition and by that time they were mentally retarded and had course facial feautures that were not reversible with treatment. Now we have neonatal screening for this condition if promptly treated ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who smokes pipe?

What is the life expectancy of someone who smokes pipe?

Bad: It's shorter than than it would be for the same person who stops smoking a pipe. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone 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 of someone with cll leukemia?

What is the life expectancy of someone with cll leukemia?

Usually many yrs: Many pts survive many years with this diagnosis./ your doctor likely discussed the genetic tests and blood work that can help define the rate of progression expected with current therapy. A small percentage have a rapid course of disease. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic pancreatitis?

What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic pancreatitis?

With: enzyme supplements and close medical supervision ..(certain medications should be avoided as well as ALCOHOL) there is no reason why a full lifespan can be attained! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who has been diagnosed with copd?

What is the life expectancy of someone who has been diagnosed with copd?

BODE index: A combination of multiple factors predict survival in patients with copd. One such grading system is called bode index. This takes into account body mass index, severity of breathlessness, distance walked in 6 minutes, and lung function. The last two require testing in pulmonary function lab. Bode index can predict 4 yr survival and risk of hospitalization. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who scored an 8 on the bode index?

What is the life expectancy of someone who scored an 8 on the bode index?

Humph: The bode index scoring i know of is a 0-3, and does correlate with life expectancy in people with copd, so I am confused about a score of 8 and do not know how to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with lymphoma?

Depends: There are many factors that effect life expectancy including the patients underlying health and the stage of lymphoma. For example lymphoma that is slower growing and has not spread is a better case than a lymphoma that is aggressive and has spread to multiple organs. Hard to answer that question without more information. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia? 

Near normal: The disorder can be of varying severity, but robust treatment options are available, including recombinant drugs and gene therapy. If severity is low and resistance to drugs do not develop life expectancy is near normal. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with relapse polychondritis?

It really depends: This is a difficult question to answer. It really depends on the severity of the disease. Tracheal and aortic valve involvement can be a significant issue. As Prednisone is the basic therapy, an affected individual also has to deal with the long-term toxicities associated with Prednisone or other immunosuppressive therapies. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with kidney cancerthat has spread?

What is the life expectancy of someone with kidney cancerthat has spread?

Cancer: Life expectancy can vary depending on the degree of involvement. Please speak with your urologist and oncologist. ...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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What is the life expectancy of someone with c-dif colitis?

Should be normal...: Once treated with the appropriate antibiotics and healed. Rarely recurs and needs more antibiotics. Even more rarely, very severe cases will require emergency colon removal surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more