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What is the prognosis for esophageal cancer?

What is the prognosis for esophageal cancer?

Depends..: On what stage it's found at. Earlier stages that don't show any spread of the cancer can be cured with surgery. Once the cancer has spread, the prognosis worsens. When it has spread to other organs, the chance for cure becomes very low with chemoradiation alone. 5 year survival rates for those without spread is about 37%. If it has spread to the lymph nodes, 18%. To other organ, 3%. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is the treatment for lung cancer?

What is the treatment for lung cancer?

Depends on stage: In the medically fit individually, the standard of care upfron therapy for stage i -iib nsclc is surgery. For stage iiia either chemotherapy +/- radiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone. For stage iiia - iv, therapy is chemotherapy +/- radiation. For early stage lung cancer, surgery can often be done minimally invasively. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for esophogeal cancer?

Varies with stage: Early stage esophageal cancers can be cured with combination therapy (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) in more than a 1/3 cases while the prognosis for advanced and stage 4 cases is very poor; overall survival at 5 years is 20-25% for all comers. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for prostate cancer?

What is the prognosis for prostate cancer?

Depends: The prognosis of prostate cancer, like most cancers, depends on the histologic characteristics of the tumor, clinical staging of the cancer, response to treatment and many unknown factors. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/prostate-cancer-survival-rates-what-they-mean. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

Rare: Duodenal cancer is quite rare. Prognosis depends on how early it was found and if it can be completely removed surgically. Prognosis can be highly variable from one person to another depending on stage of when he cancer was found. Hard to know without further clinical detailed information. ...Read more

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What is the average prognosis for pancreatic cancer?

What is the average prognosis for pancreatic cancer?

Depends: For the 85% or so of patients who present with disease that cannot be resectable, survival is usually 6 months or less without treatment and around a year with aggressive chemo +/- radiation. Surgery with negative lymph nodes has about a 25% 5-year survival rate with chemo and radiation. Surgery with positive nodes - about 14 months average with chemo and radiation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

Depends on stage: In the medically fit individually, the standard of care upfron therapy for stage i -iib nsclc is surgery. For stage iiia either chemotherapy +/- radiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone. For stage iiia - iv, therapy is chemotherapy +/- radiation. For early stage lung cancer, surgery can often be done minimally invasively. http://bit.ly/csjsqa. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
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What is the best treatment for lung cancer?

Lung cancer: Current literature revealed death from lung cancer in US is about 160,000 a year, nearly haft are women. Two kinds of lung cancer: 1)non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and 2) small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Treatment for for stage 1 &2 NSCLC is complete resection of tumor if possible, and chemo to follow if indicated. Stage 3 and 4 chemo and radiation. For SCLC chemotherapy is treatment of choice. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for small cell lung cancer?

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What is the treatment for small cell lung cancer?

Small cell lung ca: In limited disease, tx would be combination chemo and radiation . In a very limited case, surgery can be done if size is very small, absolutely no spreading to any area/adjacent lymp glands etc. Prophylactic radiation to brain is recommended. In extensive disease, chemo will be the tx.Palliative radiation as needed. For chemo responder, prophylactic radiation to brain can increase survival. D/w md. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for lung cancer with a lesion in the brain?

What is the prognosis for lung cancer with a lesion in the brain?

Likely poor/bad.: A lung cancer with a lesion in the brain is considered stage IV as this means that there is distant metastasis. This has a 5 year survival of < 5%, so you can see that the chances of successful therapy are very small. But take heart, for therapy has come a long way and depending on the type, like small cell cancer, chemotherapy can stop even extensive cases. So see your dr.B/c you never know. ...Read more

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What is the typical prognosis for bone metastasis of breast cancer?

What is the typical prognosis for bone metastasis of breast cancer?

Poor: Metastatic breast cancer, like other disseminated cancers has poor prognosis. However quality of life can be improved through proper pain managment and hormonal/chemo/radiation therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lung cancer ( nsclc)?

What is the best treatment for lung cancer ( nsclc)?

Talk to your doctor: Depends on your health and the stage of the disease. In early stages, surgery is the best way to go. In later stages, chemotherapy is appropriate. Here it becomes way too complicated. In brief, certain tumor markers are very helpful in determining the appropriate chemotherapy to use. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for lung cancer to be cured?

What is the likelihood for lung cancer to be cured?

Can be high: Small size, peripheral, squamous cell can be cured. 70-90% at five years depends on cell type- small cell cancer is still a bad actor. ...Read more

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What is the outlook for ovarian cancer?

What is the outlook for ovarian cancer?

Unfortunately, poor: Unfortunately, the survival rates for ovarian cancer remain poor, despite advances in treatment. The overall survival at 5 years is 46%. However, survival varies greatly depending on the stage at diagnosis. Those diagnosed at stage I have a 5 year survival rate of around 80%, stage ii is around 55%, stage iii is around 30%, and stage IV is around 10%. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for liver cancer?

What is the survival rate for liver cancer?

Liver cancer : It really depends on the extent of liver involvement . If the disease involved one live love that can be successfully and completely resected then survival chances improve. For some patients a liver transplant may be the answer. As for most cancers survival depends on a complete resection with negative margins. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for brain glioma cancer?

Glioma infers: Malignancy originating in the brain (as opposed to a secondary from another source, ) they are graded 1 - 4, and survival is worse as the grade goes up they are also called astrocytomas. Stage iv, glioblastoma, deserves its reputation as a cancer with short survival, and the prognosis has changed very little in the past 30 years. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a sarcoma that metastatic to the lung?

Depends: Prognosis for metastatic sarcoma to the lung depends on the type of sarcoma, extent of involvement, duration of disease-free interval before metastases appeared etc. The prognosis varies for each patient based on these & several other factors. Talk to your treating doctor to discuss how it relates to your clinical situation. ...Read more

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How is the radiation oncology prognosis for cancer of the esophagus?

How is the radiation oncology prognosis for cancer of the esophagus?

Stage is important: Prognosis is going to depend on the stage of the cancer and the health of the patient. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for colon cancer?

What is the survival rate for colon cancer?

Variable: Survival in terms of 5 years, post diagnosis, can be as high as 95% in early lesions to as low as 10-15% in more advanced disease. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of colorectal cancer primary stage?

What is the prognosis of colorectal cancer primary stage?

Good: Early stage a colon cancer has very good long term survival over 90% with surgery alone. Even other stages can have good results with combined surgery and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more