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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Hepatocellular : Carcinoma is medical name for cancer of the liver cells. There are different types of cells in the liver: liver cells, blood vessel cells, and bile ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver cancer: Hepatocellular carcinoma is one form of primary liver cancer. Metastatic cancer in the liver is much commoner.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Better prognosis: Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma has better prognosis than usual liver cancers. The diagnosis is made by examining the tissue by a pathologist. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Used for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cance ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possible: But less than 20% survive 5 years. Depends on where the metastases are and how numerous and size. Solitary liver mets without evidence elsewhere in th ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes: Typical pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma) is sometimes, but only rarely, curable. It is usually diagnosed in an advanced state making cure with surge ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes/no: It's one of the worst cancers and the cure rates are low. It also depends on the stage and location of the tumor. Some early detected cancers with a t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes. Many people are cured with colon cancer. If found early surgery alone may be curable. If more advanced (eg, lymph node involvement or metastatic ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www.webmd.c ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Stage IV CRC: Colorectal cancer must be expertly staged. If so, the prognosis for stage IV crc is unfortunately very poor. That is, the 5-year survival is less than ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not for early CA: Unfortunately , non to detect very early stages ca 125 , ca 19.9 , CEA will be elevated at later stages, used to monitor the disease. Ca 72.4 cyf ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Heredity & diet: The cause is not known in most cases. In a small number the cause is clearly heredity, e.g., apc and hnpcc. In the garden variety colon cancer, a di ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Generally no. Usually environmental -- such as tobacco and scc lung cancer for instance.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: If caught early, can be successfully treated with local excision or neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgery. The key is early diagn ... Read More
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A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
No: Chrmotherapy is used for cancers that have spread beyond the wall of the intestine and into the nodes. For tumors that are confined to the wall of the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unfortunately: Metastatic disease (also known as stage 4) is usually not curable by todays treatments. Although use of chemotherapy may improve survival and may rare ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Very curable: In its early stages. Once it has spread from the primary site to other organs, the prognosis is much worse. Early treatment is key to a good outcome.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Yes and no: It is treatable but not curable. That is, you can treat it and may knock it down for a while ..t but it will always come back. But there are many fac ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Cancer out of Origin: Cancer has already gone out of pancreas. One of the typical places it likes to go to is the liver. Disease is now spread beyond the primary site.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: NOT "curable" but definitely treatable...Direct perfusion anti-neoplastic drugs for one approach and possible immune therapy on the "horizon" ...A pos ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: Liver cancer (or hcc) is curable with a liver transplant and in some cases with a partial liver resection surgery (hepatectomy).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Bad situation: Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Oropharyngeal cancer is potentially curable, depending on the stage. It is treated either by surgical removal of the tumor, or with radiation therapy ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
30 years experience Urology
Stage 4 : Stage 4 renal cell carcinoma usually means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. At this stage, the cancer is consider very aggressi ... Read More
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