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What Is The Life Span Of Angiosarcoma Of The Brain
3.5 years: 3.5 years is the median survival in studies that look at groups of people with angiosarcoma. However, each person with angiosarcoma may do much better or much worse. It depends on where the tumor started, the stage of the tumor at diagnosis, and the age and general health of the person. Sadly, it is a very aggressive type of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life expectancy of an 82 year old man with epitheloid angiosarcoma in the spine. Is now having severe back pain and can't walk?
Discuss w/ the Dr: Clear from what you say, he is not well and probablt his quality of life is diminished. The duration of life may be unknown, but the best estimates would come from the doctors who treat him. I'm sorry that this is a difficult time for him - I hope it can be as good as possible. ...Read more
Normal life: they can live a normal life span providing that they survive the consequences of the clot. It is not always a time bomb. ...Read more
I had breast cancer in 2010 and recently 3 brain tumors. Did the necessary treatments ( surgery, gamma knife. I would like to know if I am considered disabled because of the remaining life span?
Probably not: Disability is not usually judged by a person's life expectancy, but rather upon loss of particular functions, such as ability to walk, or speak, or hear, etc. One can, at a given time, be suffering from a fatal disease with a limited life expectancy but not be disabled, at least at that point in time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be normal: The great majority of the time, a benign brain tumor will not shorten the life span at all. There are a small percentage of tumors that are benign, but are located in a critical area of the brain, such as the brainstem. These may compress the brain and might be inoperable due to location. Fortunately, these situations are rare. ...Read more
Most likely <6months: Difficulty question because many factors determine prognosis like patient's functionality, nutritional status, and age. Patients with osteosarcoma metastatic to brain is rare. Most will spread to bones and lung. If the tumor cannot be resected due to multiple sites, then radiation is delivered. If a single site some aggressive oncologists surgically remove it and then radiate. Likely <6months here. ...Read more
Unable to predict: Any tumor spreading to the brain is not a good sign, but it is not possible to provide a time line of events. Tumors and individuals all vary and make it impossible to predict behavior of any given case. ...Read more
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