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is adenocarcinoma hereditary

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes/No/Maybe: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that forms glands. It's a common kind of cancer found in lots of different organs. Some may have an inherited component and ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
51 years experience General Practice
Not likely inherited: Most non small cell lung cancer in smokers is not hereditary but it is possible in your case. The reality is that if you do not smoke, there is nothin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Cancer: Specifically, one that arises in the business cells of a gland.
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Adenocarcinoma: A type of cancer originated from lining membrane or grand from organs. Adeno - gland. Carcinoma - cancer of epithelial cells.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
More info needed: Hello. What type of adenocarcinoma? What is the primary site?
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It varies: It depends on their organ of origin. Adenocarcinoma of breast is much different than one arising in the colon or in the lung. Sometimes we can not fin ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Shackelford
26 years experience Emergency Medicine
Most definitely.: I hope your doctor told you how serious this is, and how important early treatment be instituted.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Depends on the location since adenocarcinomas can occur in the breast, lung, kidney, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, parotid gland, bladder, colon. So ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on stage: Depends on several factors. One of them is stage, which basically describes if the cancer is local or how far its spread. Also the primary source of t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Potentially serious: Signet ring adenocarcinoma can occur in the stomach, intestine, or in other organs. The stage of cancer is most important in terms of prognosis, and h ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Adenocarcinoma is a histologic type of cancer that can occur in many parts of the body. Surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists frequ ... Read More

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