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is adenocarcinoma life threatning?

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Dr. Karen Shackelford
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Most definitely.: I hope your doctor told you how serious this is, and how important early treatment be instituted.
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer, left untreated it is life threatening, in some cases even when treated, depends on where it is, what grade, if it metastasized, and a lot of other conditions. Doctor that diagnosed it will be the best to answer the question as he/ she will have or will be able to obtain all nessesary information.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does anyone out there treat adenocarcinoma?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: Adenocarcinoma is a histologic type of cancer that can occur in many parts of the body. Surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists frequently treat these diseases.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does "metastatic signet ring cell adenocarcinoma" mean?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Several things.: In this sentence metastatic most likely means the disease has spread to other organs such as liver, lung, etc. And would be considered stage 4; alternatively it could mean spread to lymph nodes only and would represent stage 3 disease. Signet ring is a description of what the cell looks like. Adenocarcinoma is the type of tumor and can arise from the GI tract, prostate, lung, breast or stomach.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of adenocarcinomas?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Depends: Depends on the location since adenocarcinomas can occur in the breast, lung, kidney, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, parotid gland, bladder, colon. So difficult to answer but lung, pancreas, kidney, esophagus and bladder linked to smoking. Hope this helps.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about endometrial serous adenocarcinoma?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer is the most common gyn cancer in th us. It is usually caught early because of the typical warning sign of abnormal bleeding. It's usually detected by endometrial biopsy or d&c. Hysterectomy is the usual treatment in early stages and has a high success rate.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How serious is signet cell adenocarcinoma?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
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 how serious a cancer is. However, signet ring carcinomas are generally more aggressive than non-signet ring adenocarcinomas.

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