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When Is Melanoma Deadly
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How many chemotherapy circles are possible in small cell lung cancer stage 4? Is it curable if it is spread in bones too or if it is life prolongable?
Breast Ca: I do agree with dr.Rosen that much progress has been made regarding breast cancer.But if undetected in the early stages, it still can be deadly.15% of the breast cancers are triple negative--neg for estrogen, progesterone, and her2 receptors we have targeted treatments for 85%. Unfortunately, triple negative- we don't know enough-many subtypes-no targeted tx.Yet. This is more aggressive+/- deadly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Each case is different, but overall survival is about 70%. Some cases have a more favorable prognosis, some less. But nobody can tell the future for any specific patient. Just do all you can to maximizes the chances of survival and pray for the best. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can nodular melanoma be caught early? It is seems it is often caught later because of how it grows. But can it be caught early like other melanomas?
My mother-in-law just found out she has invasive melanoma...How serious is invasive melanoma cancer? Should we be worried? What is the mortality rate?
VERY serious: An invasive melanoma is one of the most treacherous and unpredictable of cancers, and these account for many deaths. She needs to find the exact pathology as reported -- level of danger varies. The rest of your family also needs to take stock of your health, whether you perhaps have dysplastic nevi, and generally to adopt precautions regarding sun and to watch your own skin very closely. ...Read more
How common is basal cell carcinoma? My dad has a strange mole that is being looked at. How common is something like basal cell carcinoma?
The : The absolute incidence of basal cell carcinoma is difficult to determine since nonmelanoma skin cancer is usually excluded from cancer registry statistics and varies depending on geographic location. It is the most common type of skin cancer, and its incidence is trending upward. Australia has the highest rate, and in certain regions is up to 2%/year. In the U.S. (according to nejm), there are up to 407 cases/100, 000 for white males, and 212 cases/100, 000 for white females. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When someone is dying of cancer (in this case metastatic melanoma), do they begin to get dementia?
Not known for sure: Thymic carcinomas are rare, accounting for 0.06% of all thymic neoplasms.Thymic gland in superior anterior mediastinum related to cellular immunity.It reaches maximum size at puberty and then regresses and involutes.Etiology not known. In about 50% of /thymic carcinomas are detected by chance with plain-film chest.Thymic carcinoma are aged 40-60 yrs.Perhaps rarity of residual thymic tissue at age. ...Read more
It will spread: Different cancers spread differently. All cancers will grow locally and cause damage to nearby structures. Cancers can spread to lymph nodes which drain a particular body area as well (i.e. Squamous cell, and melanoma). Some cancers (particularly melanoma) will jump to distant sites early (brain, lung, liver, etc). This is distant metastasis, and imparts poor prognosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pretty rare: Colon cancer is more prominent in the older population. The older someone gets, the more likely they are to have changes in their dna called mutations. These changes can lead to cancer. It is very rare for someone in their 20s to have enough of these mutations to cause cancer. It's possible to have inherited mutations, and these people develop colon cancer at an earlier age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unpredictable charac: Cancer is dangerous because it can be fatal if it is not diagnosed early and treated early and treated correctly. Despite all these efforts it can be unpredictable and spread silently as we can not see Cancer until it has established itself and grown to a size of 1-2 CM. The most dangerous feature is its ability to invade and spread into vital organs and cause them to malfunction and fail. ...Read more
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