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How to extend my mom's life? Metastases liver cancer at stage 4. My mom did surgery for breast cancer before. How to extend life besides treatment?
Quality: If you want, you can look for aggressive treatment for her or getting her entered in a study. It is her decision. I'd urge you to focus at this time on making her last months (or it may be years) matter. Remember the good times, seek healing if need be, stay involved with her and help her do and enjoy the things that are important to her. Add life to the time, more than time to the life. Bless you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When stage 4 breast cancer has mets to lung, brain, adrenal, and now liver with no chemo how long can one live w/o chemo and radiation?
Where is the best place i can take my husband for stage 4 lung cancer treatment close to va east cosst?
Please point me to where i can get t1 brain atlas and its labelling for basal ganglia segmentation?
Available online: Here are some T1-weighted MRI brain atlases that may help with your basal ganglia segmentation question: http://www.med.harvard.edu/aanlib/cases/caseM/case.html , http://thebrainobservatory.ucsd.edu/cortex-1 , and http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rswenson/Atlas/AxialT1MRI/index.html ...Read more
Mom had breast cancer in 2006 & in 2009 metastasis to lung, brain&eye happened. On 2012 tumor spread to bones and liver.Now she can't move easily&tired?
Fatigue: I would suggest getting in touch with a palliative care specialist. Your mom may benefit from optimizing her medications and improving her symptom and pain control. They can also help give advice for your social situation in helping taking care of her. She may benefit from inpatient or outpatient hospice. ...Read more
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the diagnosis is stage 4 rectal ca w/mult lesions of the liver-is postponing chemo 1-2 weeks to go on a trip going to cause less chance of survival? 62yo w female in good health otherwise
Ask your oncologist : The answer to this depends on many factors, most particularly how aggressive the tumor is and how well the oncologist expects it to respond to the planned therapy. I think a frank discussion with your oncologist would be your best bet before deciding whether to delay treatment or not. Good luck. ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer, stage 4. I'm on a machine to aid digestion and relieve pain from the cancer. Is my body shutting down? Honest answer.
I'm sorry : About your diagnosis. You don't really provide a great deal of information about your overall condition. However, the fact that you are well enough to participate lucidly in this online community, it doesn't seem to me that you are " shutting down" just yet. Hopefully you are receiving good palliative care. It seems as if you are. I wish more good days for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've gotten epilepsy all ur life, then developed a stage 3 astrocytoma brain tumor recently, how will the epilepsy affect the brain tumor and visa vera?
Complex: The epilepsy won't affect the tumor, indeed it may be a result of the tumor. Removing the tumor surgically and following with radiation and/or chemotherapy will help with seizure control. Some anti-seizure medications interfere with some chemotherapy, so your doctors will have to adjust what they give you to avoid problems with that. ...Read more
If my breast ca shows vascular invasion, how likely that the ca has metastasized to an organ? What abt micrometastases to an organ? Will my chemo help
Totality of data...: In breast cancer there are various pathologic (eg vascular invasion) and molecular (her2 status, oncotype DX or mammaprint recurrence scores) that determine risk. Initial staging determines staging. The risks and benefits of chemotherapy are individualized based on the host (you) and tumor characteristics. That decision can be aided by tools such as adjuvant online! but needs careful consideration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom, 66 y/o colorectal ca. now diag. w/ stage 4 liver ca. they want to remove up to half her liver, chemo and rad. what is her life expectancy?
Ask Yr Oncologist!: It is best to seek answers from your oncologist.That is why you pay him! He/she knows the extent of your mother's cancer.But Colorectal cancer does often do well if the liver lesions can be removed surgically. The average person lives for 2-3 yuears but some can be cured provided they have resectable lesions in the liver. It is best to do chemo first and then resect the tumors in the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm scheduled for 3 MRIs. Brain, cervical, thoracic. 2 are on the same day. What to expect? Tips on how to get through 90 minutes of this?
MRIs: Closed MRIs tend to be noisy; it's sort of like being inside a truck engine at idle. Open MRIs are less so. Even people who aren't claustrophobic can get a little nervous in a closed scanner. Best thing is to close your eyes and take a nap. It's surprising how easy that is. ...Read more
How can I expect mom's stage 4 metastatic bone cancer to develop? Besides the lung, it is in her bones. Will it stay in the bones, or move to organs?
My great grandmother has stage 4 lung cancer and is on oxygen and won't be taking any treatment. How long can we expect her to live? Non small cell
How long will my 74 year old father live with sclc metastic to brain with immobility set in before he called for help? Doing 15 radiations
Less then 6 months: The prognosis for small cell lung cancer metastatic to the brain is typically poor. Most patients live less then 2 months, though it can significantly vary depending on performance status, extent of disease (is it metastatic to the liver or bones), tolerance to therapy including brain radiation, then response to chemotherapy. ...Read more
When your oncologist recommends palliative care for stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to brain, what has happened physically to the body?
Peace and comfort: To the lost second , body deteriorates due to disease. Family , and unfortunate victim to the disease must come to terms allow the disease to take its course, providing pain free comfortable end is the palliative care , several dedicated hospice centers are available for such care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My uncle has been diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer spread to the liver an d the 2 large lesions in the brain , could you tell me how long ?
See below: It is not feasible to predict the course of an individual patient and averages are just that. See this site for information on survival rates for different stages of colon cancer. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-survival-rates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cirrhosis of the liver. the Doc. says stage 4 level 4. i also am waiting for new meds to come out in fall for hep c.Life expectancy is....?
Depends: how is your liver function? if your docs are suggesting waiting and not going for SIM/SOF now, then things can't be too dire. make sure you get regular screening for liver cancer and esophageal varices. if the HCV gets taken care of, may or may not need a transplant down the line. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 colon cancer, it's been about two years. exhasted all treatments. Oncologist says up to 6 months for jaundice to set in. How long to live?
No one can tell: That statistics only quote survival statistics. Given you numbers I would say that one has a <5% 1 year survival ...Read more
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