• What can I expect?

    Asked by foreverstumpy on Thursday, June 25, 2015

    What can I expect?

    How long is life expectancy?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • dhtdiver's Avatar

      In Oct 2009 I was diagnosed with inoperable, malignant DLBCNHL in my brain. It was gone by March 2010. Same lymphoma returned in my back Sept 2012. Gone by Dec 2012. Lung Cancer dx Dec 2012, surgery Jan 2013. Life expectancy? What to expect? My oncologist told me that I should have what ever "normal" life expectancy would have been for me. My neurologist told me that I'd only have to take a certain med for about another 40 years, then the XXX with me. That was 3 years ago. Oh, yes, I'll be 70 in Nov. I can live with that!

      almost 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      It is impossible to know. I am stage IV lung cancer and i was diagnosed in 2012. My life expectancy is until God calls me home ... who knows when that will be? Same thing holds true for you.

      As to what you can expect ... that varies significantly too. Where is the cancer now? What stage?

      Here's hoping you will live many painfree years!

      almost 5 years ago
    • luckydawg19's Avatar

      I believe only God knows when we will called to Heaven.

      Do not let anyone (especially a doctor), tell you how long you have to live. You can directly impact how long you live by having a positive attitude, releasing negative emotions, eating a good diet and taking care of yourself.

      I wish you many years ahead!!!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      As others have stated only the Man Upstairs knows when you will die. Of course each cancer has it's survival rate depending on stage. This is usually based on the percentage of cancer survivors alive after five years. When I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer 5+ years ago the survival rate was between 5 and 12% Based on my stage and health my Dr. were giving me a 8% chance of survival. I am here today.
      There are other factors to consider in your life expectancy What is your cholesterol reading? Have you checked your fire alarm? How good a driver are you? Do you walk in bad neighborhoods after dark?
      There are some things you can do to increase your life expectancy eat a healthy (but tasty) diet. Have and active social life. Exercise both your body and your brain. Use sunscreen.
      My PCP insists that her patients who have had cancer have a general physical twice a year instead of only once. Also keep up your cancer screenings just because you have had one cancer doesn't mean you won't get an entirely different cancer,

      almost 5 years ago

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