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How long do I have to live? Food for thought.

2 Aug 2017 16:53

This research commissioned by Marie Cure draws some interesting conclusions about how inaccurate estimates of life expectancy is when it comes to NHS doctors talking to cancer patients.

"A wide scale analysis by University College London found that more than half of those predicted to die within a specific time lived longer than expected."

The "surprise" question is one I have used with my own Oncology team - including when I was told of my own lousy prognosis (2 to 18 months) back in 2013. 

Definitely food for thought!


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/02/surprise-question-puts-thousa...

Re: How long do I have to live? Food for thought.

3 Aug 2017 15:51 in response to davek

Wow, that's good to hear, what were you diagnosed with if you don't mind me asking?

Re: How long do I have to live? Food for thought.

3 Aug 2017 20:17 in response to user1

Stage 4 Cancer of the Oesophageal/Gastric junction (T3N3M1) Wink 

Re: How long do I have to live? Food for thought.

4 Aug 2017 14:18 in response to davek

Well good luck, hope it's onwards and upwards for you.

Re: How long do I have to live? Food for thought.

22 Jan 2018 14:51 in response to davek

Gosh that has really cheered me up, to hear how well you have done thus far.  May you continue to prove them wrong.

My husband has just been diagnosed with HGD in Barretts.

We are seeing the consultant tomorrow to talk of treatment. We need re-scope and scans yet.  From everything I have read from stage 0 - through,seems daunting.

I would appreciate any advice along the way.

 

Very best wishes