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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Damaged genes: Cancer develops as clones of cells with damages genes conferring growth advantage accumulate new mutations. Eventually the genome is destabilized and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Cancer is the: proliferation of cells that are supposed to run a normal course of life and die off. This may express itself in the form of a tumor but by the time t ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Mutated cells: A tumor is a clone of cells bearing genetic mutations that cause inappropriate growth, and that has acquired the ability to induce its own new blood v ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
A mutation that grew: A cancer is a mutation that grows fast enough in one's lifetime to cause disease. To reduce the risk of cancer, maintain a healthy weight and exercise ... Read More
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Depends upon type.: There are many types of malignancies / cancers that can be effectively treated when they involve lymph nodes. It is important to know what type of ca ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Can be: Early statges of hodkin lymphoma are often curable. The prognosis depends on the type of disease and how widespread it may be at the time of diagnosi ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Chen
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Stage 3b usually means lymph nodes are involved, so i think your information might not be entirely accurate. However, even stage 3b colon cancer can b ... 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.
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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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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: The acute myelogenous leukemias simply appear. There are a few uncommon genetic lesions that predispose a person, as down radiation and perhaps down's ... Read More
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Lymph nodes are one aspect of evaluation for stage and treatment of breast cancer. It depends on size of breast cancer itself, number of lymph nodes i ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It seems to strike totally at random.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: It may be curable but you will need and extensive work up and close follow up with your otolaryngology surgeon (ent). Depending on the extent of canc ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Burkitt's is a fairly uncommon, but quite aggressive form of lymphoma. Lymphomas are cancers of the lymph system, as opposed to carcinomas which origi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
One type of cancer: There are a number of variants of lung cancer and these are named for their microscopic appearance, the main ones being: squamous cell, adenocarcinoma ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Castle
Specializes in General Surgery
In theory, prostate cancer cells can spread anywhere in the body: In practice, though, most cases of prostate cancer metastasis occur in the lymph nodes and the bones. Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells bre ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: The presence of any cells within a lymph node associated with a primary tumor means metastasis. Frequently when sentinel nodes are removed to evalua ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience Medical Oncology
Sometimes: Both ate classified as hodgkin but they can behave differetlny. Both are treated te same with chemo abvd regimen. Some new data suggest adding Rituxa ... 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: About three new cases occur/year/100,000 population. See this site for more info. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/hodg.html
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cell type: There are two major types of lymphocytes, T and B. Both can cause lymphoma. What you are referring to is a lymphoma of the B cell type.

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