Asked in Alcoholism
What is life expectancy of someone with advanced Cirrhosis caused by alcohol and they drink alcohol?
That is impossible to predict from the information we have, but if the person has been diagnosed with cirrhosis and is still drinking, it is certain that they have other health problems as well. If they do not stop drinking and get treatment, their prognosis is dire. ...
What is the sequence of stages that brings about advanced liver disease caused by chronic alcohol toxicity?
Asked in Leukemia
What is the life expectancy with leukemia at the age of 20?
That all depends on the type, how advanced it is and what treatments are available. ...
Asked in Latin America
Which country in Latin America has the highest life expectancy in the region?
According to the World Health Organization, both Costa Rica and Chile are the most advanced countries in this regard, with a life expectancy of 79 years (2011): Chile: Male life expectancy: 76 Female life expectancy: 82 Overall life expectancy: 79 Costa Rica: Male life expectancy: 77 Female life expectancy: 81 Overall life expectancy: 79 ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
At age 90 what is life expectancy with kidney cancer spread to bones spine and liver?
Life expectancy can vary at advanced age the odds are not favorable depending on the stage of the cancer will also need to be factored in to determine life expectancy. Consult a medical professional for more information. ...
Asked in Alcoholism
Can you get better from cirrhosis of the liver and live 10 years plus?
Cirrhosis of the liver involves irreversible damage. The only treatment is abstaining from alcohol, and supporting liver function by not stressing it in other ways. It is possible to live for long periods with liver damage, provided that it is not too far advanced. ...
Asked in Cancer, Medication and Drugs, Chemotherapy
How long does a person live if chemotherapy doesnt work?
Varies on how advanced the cancer is. Your doctor should be able to give you a better prognosis on your life expectancy. ...
Asked in Korean War, North Korea, South Korea
Why is the life expectancy 10 years lower in North Korea than in South Korea?
Because South Korea is more advanced and has a higher standard of living.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Liver
What is cirrhosis?
Cirrhosis Cirrhosis of the liver is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrotic scar tissue as well as regenerative nodules, leading to progressive loss of liver function. Cirrhosis is most commonly caused by alcoholism and hepatitis C, but has many other possible causes. Cirrhosis is generally irreversible once it occurs, and treatment generally focuses on preventing progression and complications. In advanced stages of cirrhosis the only option is a liver transplant.1 Sulphasalazine, an inexpensive drug used for arthritis...
Asked in Actors & Actresses, Tony Curtis
Did tony curtis have cancer?
Tony Curtis had a cocaine addiction that required treatement, advanced cirrhosis from his excess alcohol consumption, heart disease, and COPD (most likely) from his smoking. It seems cancer was about the only condition he did NOT have. ...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Cancer
What groups are more likely to die from endometrial cancer?
African American and Hawaiian women are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancer and, therefore, have a higher risk of dying from the disease ...
How is cirrhosis diagnosed?
The gold standard for diagnosis of cirrhosis is a liver biopsy, through a percutaneous, transjugular, laparoscopic, or fine-needle approach. Histologically cirrhosis can be classified as micronodular, macronodular, or mixed, but this classification has been abandoned since it is nonspecific to the etiology, it may change as the disease progresses, and serological markers are much more specific. However, a biopsy is not necessary if the clinical, laboratory, and radiologic data suggests cirrhosis. Furthermore, there is a small but significant risk to liver biopsy, and cirrhosis...
Asked in Mesothelioma
What are your odds of survival after being diagnosed with Mesothelioma?
Well not sure, but by the time symptoms show up and mesothelioma is diagnosed, the disease is often advanced. A lot of research has been done on mesothelioma for finding ways to prevent this deadly asbestos-related cancer. Some years ago, a good friend of mine was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He is still alive after getting mesothelioma for long time and fighting with the disease bravely. ...
Asked in Cancer, Prostate Cancer
What is the prognosis for stage III prostate cancer?
Although the cancers of Stage III are more advanced, the five year prognosis is still good, with 70% of men diagnosed at these stage still living. ...
Asked in Travel & Places
Why is the UK's life expectancy higher than Africa?
The U.K's life expectancy is much higher than in Africa because there is much better health care and more advanced hospital equipment in the U.K. Some other factors include: healthier, uncontaminated water, easier to find food, less famine or drought, and less diseases (malaria, cholera, HIV, etc.) ...