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What Life Expectancy Does Someone Have With Angiosarcoma
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 more
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
Prognosis is poor.: Angiosarcomas are very rare and aggressive cancers that spread early. 70% of patients die within 5 years of diagnosis. The tumors are made out of newly-formed blood vessels and stimulated to grow by vegf. New biologic therapies, called monoclonal antibodies, are being developed to target these cancerous blood vessels. Not much is know about these tumors due to their rarity. ...Read more
Maybe.: I have a pt who had similar problem and she is fine she also had pregnancies after her diagnosis. She was in her 30's. ...Read more
Angio -sarcoma: Angiosarcoma is a malignant neoplasm (cancer) of endothelial-type cells that line vessel walls- blood vessels (hemangiosarcoma) or lymphatic vessels (lymphangiosarcoma). Please read more at http://sarcomahelp. Org/angiosarcoma. Html? Tpm=1_2 or http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/sarcoma. Or www. Nccn. Com. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on site and size of angiosarcoma, surgery can be routine. If lesion large it should be embolized prior to resection to minimize bleeding. Many occur in retroperitoneal region and choosing right vessel to do study is important and assuring lesion has minimal vascularity. They are found in diverse sites such as skin, breast and liver. ...Read more
Blood vessel tumor: A primary angiosarcoma is a rare lesion of blood vessel origin unrelated to the classic ductal or lobular carcinomas. It is aggressive and can be lethal requiring simple mastectomy. It frequently arises secondary to previous radiation of the breast and belongs to the Stewart Treves group of tumors secondary to lymphedema. ...Read more
Wide resection: Primary angiosarcomas of the breast are very rare. They also behave as sarcomas do without spread to axilla as the ductal lesions are seen to do. Most have initiated as a result of radiation therapy to the breast region with the effect of the RT inducing the sarcoma. Distant mets to lung and bone have been reported suggesting that the primary must be removed completely. ...Read more
Hi I just found out my grandmother died from Angiosarcoma and Pulmonary Metastasis, are these in any way hereditary??
Can be: Some very rare types that are. Most are not. Probably best to discuss with your gp who can then take a full family history and if concerns can refer/get more precise advice from the regional genetics service in your part of the country ...Read more
My mother is suffered from angiosarcoma from 7yers now this thing effects her liver please give me your sugestions. I will be thankful to you?
Surgery: Angiosarcoma of the liver is a tough one. I would suggest that you meet with a surgical oncologist at a national cancer institute sanctioned comprehensive cancer center to discuss her treatment with a team of specialists led by a surgical oncologist. If the tumor is resectable, surgery represents the best option for cure. ...Read more
How fast do angiosarcoma tumors grow? A friend was clear 3 mos ago now has a lump on left & right side mid torso that apprd in last 2 wks.
Recurrence: Sarcomas are soft tissue tumours and have differences in the rapidity of growth. Some of them slow growing, some are fast and some are very fast. Ssarcomas arising from skin related structures-like fibro sarcoma, liposarcoma, angiosarcoma etc. Are there. There is a need to get HIV also tested in fast spresding sarcomas as there is a particular type called kaposis sarcoma - with rapid growth rate. ...Read more
It is a bad Cancer!: Angiosarcoma of the breast is a well known entity, yet it is uncommon and difficult to diagnose because of the diffuse infilteration of the sarcoma into the normal tissues. Prognosis tends to be bad unless it is a small tumor and it is treated aggressively by a medical oncologist who is also a sarcoma expert (rare speciality). ...Read more
How quickly do angiosarcomas of the breast grow? Had vascular area on u/s, biopsy negative, area is diminishing 5 months later. Can they shrink?
Behave differently: Most angiosarcomas of the breast are induced, primarily from previous radiation to the area of breast involved. The lesion is aggressive and can become fatal if allowed to grow and metastasize. It usually takes 1-2 years for the lesion to breast away and metastasize so if possible and if solitary, the lesion should be resected. ...Read more
What are the chances of a cyst that has been described as “hemorrhagic” probably, is an hepatic angiosarcoma? I’m getting CT but I’m extremely worried
Very low.: Hepatic angiosarcoma is a relatively rare tumor, and generally doesn't present as a completely cystic lesion. Also there are usually multiple lesions. ...Read more
My father was recently diagnosed with an angiosarcoma on his right temple. Is it better to surgically remove or to take the chemo radiation approach?
Angiosarcoma: The question you ask is not one that can be easily answered in this venue. Many things are considered before making a recommendation on the best option for treatment of a disease, in this case a malignancy. Location and extent of malignancy (stage), patient age, associated medical problems, among others. Consider meeting with a specialist that has expertise in angiosarcoma to review your situation. ...Read more
Do breast angiosarcomas grow within 6 months? Wondering for a friend who had 6 mm vascular area but its now gone and dr said vascularity just a vessel
Angiosarcomas fast g: Yes the angiosarcomas grow fast. If it is not visible anymore, it is not likely to be an angiosacrcoma...They do not go away on their own but grow rapidly in 1-3 months. ...Read more
Can a vaccination that hits the bone in the arm cause bone disease, like osteomylitis, angiosarcoma, etc. My red large skin mark as never gone from jab?
Vaccination: It is not likely that your vaccination would cause angisarcoma, but in very rare instances osteomyelitis may occur especially in infants. ...Read more
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
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
Ivad: This may mean different things in different medical specialities. Please spell it out. ...Read more
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
Unsually normal: It was previously thought that ms could shorten lifespan by about 8 yrs, but a study looking at interferon treatment suggests that lifespan can be normal if ms patients are treated with dmt's over a period of time. ...Read more
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
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
Comorbities: Dialysis keeps people with severe kidney disease from dying of kidney failure. People on dialysis will all die from diseases other than renal failure. Life expectancy is typically related to how healthy the person is other than their kidney disease. I have patients that have lived more than 25 years on dialysis. The key is limiting cardiovascular risk and following the teams instructions. ...Read more
Age illnesses matter:
Using medicare data for dialysis patients life expectancy...
20yo male on dialysis 15.3years average
40yo male on dialysis 8.4 years average
60yo male on dialysis 4.6 years average
80yo male on dialysis 2.3 years average
females typically live longer than males. Illnesses and the reason for starting dialysis matter too. Transplant if patient qualifies offers greatest survival. Good luck. ...Read more
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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