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What is the prognosis for cancer?

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Asked by afsa kausar, 06 Feb '13 06:39 pm
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A prognosis is an estimate of the likely course and outcome of a disease.
Many factors affect the prognosis of a person with cancer, including the type, location, and stage of the cancer.
When estimating a patients prognosis, doctors usually use statistics based on data from groups of people whose situations are most similar to that of the patient.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 06 Feb '13 06:51 pm

 
  
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The prognosis (outcome) for cancer patients may range from excellent to poor. The prognosis is directly related to both the type and stage of the cancer. For example, many skin cancers can be completely cured by removing the skin cancer tissue; similarly, even a patient with a large tumor may be cured after surgery and other treatments like chemotherapy (note that a cure is often defined by many clinicians as a five-year period with no reoccurrence of the cancer). However, as the cancer type either is or becomes aggressive, with spread to lymph nodes or is metastatic to other organs, the prognosis decreases. For example, cancers that have higher numbers in their staging (for example, stage III or T3N2M1; see staging section above) have a worse prognosis than those with low (or 0) numbers. As the staging numbers increase, the prognosis worsens.
There are many complications that may occur with cancer; many are specific to the cancer type and stage and are too numerous to list here. Howe ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 06 Feb '13 06:40 pm

 
  
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