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What To Expect In Final Stage Nhl Patient
End of life: Towards the last days in any cancer patients life it really is about the same.They are kept comfortable with pain meds, they quit eating, growing weaker, sleep more.When they are awake they usually have pain so more meds are given and hence they sleep more and more. At the very end their breathing becomes irregular and noisy...And then eventually stops.Hopefully they have passed peacefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the chances of surviving for lymph node cancer patient at stage 4 to undergo chemo? Will chemo helps? Is the surviver chance high?
Prognosis: Obviosly prognosis is not good in this situation. Usual treatment is palliative to keep patient comfortable. Radiation therapy can help neurological symptoms. Disease widening with increase shortness of breath, respiratory failure, pneumonia, infection and pain related to cancer can happen. Palliative chemotherapy can help to improve symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
What are the survival rates for a stage three breast cancer patient? Going to chemo and following doctor orders. And what to expect..Symptoms etc..
What kind of food should we give to 3rd stage cervical cancer patient who is about to undergo radiation?
Low fiber: Radiation treatment for cervical cancer includes treatment of the pelvis. One of the more common symptoms that can develop during treatment is loose stools. Often times a diet high in fiber can make this worse and so we often recommend a low fiber diet. In regards to whether a certain diet can improve the radiation treatment we don't really know the answer to that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the final symptoms or stages for someone with stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to brain?
Stage 4: Well, unfortunately stage 4 is the highest stage and indicates disease (in this case breast cancer) that has spread distantly. However, depending on certain aspects of the specific tumor involved, some patients can have excellent, long lasting responses to chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. The oncologist should be able to provide you with more specifics for the case you describe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: Very difficult to answer as each person is different. If the metastases in the brain themselves result in death, people usually develop anything from headaches, confusion, seizures, weakness, or numbness, ultimately developing difficulty breathing if swelling becomes severe enough. Brain swelling can be treated with steroids and the tumors with radiation, and sometimes surgery or chemo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens in the 4th stage of ovarian cancer, how long is life expectancy in this final stage?
Unpredictable: There are many different types of ovarian cancer. Stage IV means it is in the liver or outside the peritoneal cavity. Two types can still be cured most of the time no matter how advanced. Around 15% of women with other stage IV ovarian cancers are alive 5 years later. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me what is the survival rate of 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?
74%: Iib with node involvment would be a t2n1 - tumor between 2-5cm with. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the staging. There is a stage iiia and b. With treatment the median is 16 and 13 months respectively. Survival with treatment is 23% and 10 % respectively. Survival without depends on age, other illnesses and symptoms. ...Read more
It can be cured: And you are likely on retuximab too. Please ask your doctor why thaey have not made clear what your chances are, and why you should be optimistic. ...Read more
85 year old is in end stage acute leukemia....dr. said treatment would kill her. What can the family expect?
Can you tell me what occurs in stage 2 and stage 3 of lymphoma to a person who refuses treatment?
Depends on type: Essentially three types of lymphomas. High grade, intermediate grade and low grade. If high grade needs treatment emergently and if not treated, will progress rapidly and the patient will develop severe problems. Intermediate grade needs treatment on an urgent basis. Low grade may never need treatment. High grade and intermediate grade curable. Low grade not curable. Hope this helps. ...Read more
could you give me the median survival in early 80, s for elderly acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ?I I am having difficulty finding these statistics.Are we making any progress in the elderly with this type of leukemia?Thanks in advance.
Not too good...: Age older than 60 years is one of the adverse prognostic indicators for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The presence of the philadelphia chromosome, mll gene rearrangement, WBC over 100, 000/microliter, and failure to achieve remission after 4 weeks of therapy are other poor prognostic factors. Overall, only 20-40% of adults are cured and these are usually the ones without adverse factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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