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less than 60 1 0.89%
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:23 AM   #41
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Sure is better than the last online life expectancy calculator I tried - that one said I died 3 years earlier

This one gives me a 75% of making it past 82 and says I'll live 'til 90. This is the most optimistic online calculator estimate I've ever seen. Does this mean I might run out of money? What can I do to mitigate the risk? Oh dear.

Oh, wait. They sell annuities. What a relief.
Yes I got the same result. And the numbers mean that I have a 50% chance of seeing 90 and a 25% chance of living to 98. I am surprised that they left that part out if they are trying to sell annuities.

I agree that it is an optimistic estimate. But then I tend to be optimistic.
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This was a surprising quote to me:

"It turns out that inheritance has surprisingly little influence on longevity. James Vaupel, of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, in Rostock, Germany, notes that only 3 percent of how long you'll live, compared with the average, is explained by your parents' longevity; by contrast, up to 90 percent of how tall you are is explained by your parents' height. Even genetically identical twins vary widely in life span: the typical gap is more than fifteen years."

From page 33 of Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Dr. Gawande, among other things, is a professor at Harvard Medical School and a surgeon.
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Dad lived to be 95 and my older brother died at 69. Dad's siblings lived to 52,78,82 and 86. Two cousins of the same uncle died at 74 and 96.

I am not counting on statistics on LE and just working my way through the bucket list as fast as I can!
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Does anyone know whether having cancer (and being cured) changes your life expectancy? Looking @ my cancer only showed percent living 5 years. I'm wondering if having gone through chemo shortens my life? The 95 the calculator has given me seems optimistic.


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Personally I like this calculator: The Death Clock - When Am I Going To Die?. It will tell you your personal day of death, and lets you know how many seconds from now that will be.

I like playing around with the inputs to show I am already dead (with an exact date you 'died'). You also get a message from the webpage saying "I'm sorry but your time has expired! Have a nice day."
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I came in at 98 and, like many of you, I was suspicious of the estimate. So I answered as if I were my brother (11 months younger), who has about as many bad health habits as possible and got 69. This implies that there is some link to reality in the calculator, however tenuous.
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Does anyone know whether having cancer (and being cured) changes your life expectancy? Looking @ my cancer only showed percent living 5 years. I'm wondering if having gone through chemo shortens my life? The 95 the calculator has given me seems optimistic.


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This is a bit dated and likely overstates impact even for the childhood cancer survivors being tracked: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/pre...study-reveals/ But very large difference for kids treated in 70s/80s.

Did not see anything else reputable from quick look at links in my search results. Would make sense that it would shorten for adult when compared to those who haven't gone through it--but not everything that "makes sense" is true!
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Personally I like this calculator: The Death Clock - When Am I Going To Die?. It will tell you your personal day of death, and lets you know how many seconds from now that will be.

I like playing around with the inputs to show I am already dead (with an exact date you 'died'). You also get a message from the webpage saying "I'm sorry but your time has expired! Have a nice day."

That's an oldie but goodie!!
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Well it's nice to know I'm dying in 2041.
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Great news! 81 with a 75% chance I'll make it to 74.

Since I was planning on 85 before, I can blow dough even faster than I thought -
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Does anyone know whether having cancer (and being cured) changes your life expectancy? Looking @ my cancer only showed percent living 5 years. I'm wondering if having gone through chemo shortens my life? The 95 the calculator has given me seems optimistic.


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I find myself in the same quandary. I had cancer almost 30 years ago and endured some nasty chemo and years of follow-up CT scans and xrays. Hard to quantify that stuff and come to any sort of reliable survival estimate. But, to be honest, I already exceeded my life expectancy about 30 years ago. Anything additional is pure gravy!
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It said 92 for me. No way... I'll probably make it into my early 80's. Maybe...
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Here's a different site, with a few more health questions.

I gave me three more years... from 95 to 98... I simply can't afford that!..

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Using this calculator I got 93. Not counting on it though.
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Mine was 86...Where's the contract to sign. I'll take it if I'm a healthy 86.
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I got 90, even if I say "working, with higher income" or "retired, with half that income".
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Being recently diagnosed with Diabetes took 7 years off my life expectancy. Ouch.
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Being recently diagnosed with Diabetes took 7 years off my life expectancy. Ouch.
Scrabbler: I think you were a statistician or actuary of some sort, if I remember correctly. Maybe not. Anyway, now that you know of your diabetes, you can take steps to assure yourself of a normal or above normal life expectancy: mind your diet, etc., and listen to your doctors. I've relatives in my maternal line who lived long lives and were diabetic. Best wishes to you.
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Great news! 81 with a 75% chance I'll make it to 74.

Since I was planning on 85 before, I can blow dough even faster than I thought -

Gotta love this forum. Only place where dieing = winning.
I got similar numbers...time to up the withdrawals!
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The thing is that there is a stepping down as you achieve your bucket list items. So when you get into your 80s, you travel less.
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