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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
See an oncologist: Treatment for cancer depends on the organ of origin. For metastatic carcinoma, it will likely be use of some form of chemotherapy or targeted therapy. ... Read More
Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
Chemotherapy: Once a cancer has spread outside the organ of origin, systemic chemotherapy is the standard of care. In some cases this will be done in combination wi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Outside the cell: When the changes of carcinoma in situ extend outside the bottom cells which are lined up in levels, it "invades" other parts of the tissue, therefore ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
A cancer develops in: An organ (lung, breast, ovary). Metastasis is the travelling of the cancer from that organ to another, establishing a colony there, growing, and inter ... Read More
Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
Spread outside area: Metastatic carcinoma refers to the spread of the cancer outside the area of origin. For some cancers, this can be spread to nodes outside the area tha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Need investigation: Need additional information, microscopic description of biopsy, special stains done on slides, is all work up done , any tumor markers done , what t ... Read More
Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
Unfortunate: This is usually an unfortunate situation. The most common primary site will be somewhere in the intestinal tract, like the stomach. The pathologists w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
33 years experience General Practice
Anywhere in the body: Carcinomas from any where in the body such as breast, liver, colon, and prostate can travel to the lung. Identification of the primary would require ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
33 years experience Family Medicine
Consult oncologist: If you’re Not comfortable or don’t understand your oncologist, please get a second opinion in person by another oncologist who can examine you and re ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Don't use of Abbrevi: Your oncologist's advice is best, follow what he/she recommended. Is this a cancer of the Gall Bladder? Your use of abbreviations are misleading me... ... Read More
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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Clinical Trials: The national cancer institute's site lists all available clinical trials; the specific details depend on the exact type of carcinoma the child has.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Treatment: Does not alter biologic behavior. Mets are never good. Some argue to re-biopsy to recheck re-ceptors (er, pr her-2-neu): the cells that metastasize ma ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not sure: There are many breast cancer drugs available for metastatic disease. Several drugs have been recently approved for use. These include lapatinib, pertu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Consult Oncologist: We can not answer but suggest you consult a oncologist as the prognosis depends on the extent of disease including metastasis and many other factors.O ... Read More
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