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what is adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated mean?

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Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 20 years experience
It is cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that originates from glandular epithelial cells. This is usually classified as poorly, moderately or well differentiated based on the resemblance of these cells to normal epithelium with the well-differentiated cells being most similar in appearance to the normal cells. The poorer the differentiation, the more aggressive and poorer prognosis.

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Gastrectomy. My dr is scheduling me for laprascopic gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma. I was told it would be "out patient". Is this possible?

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No: No laparoscopic gastrectomies for cancer , the need for adequate lymph node sampling and excission is critical in the survival of the gastric adenocarcinoma patients as well as omentectomy.
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Whats average survival percentage for pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

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Poor: Rare cases of early pancreatic cancer can have long term survival- mostly the average survival is 20 months. For advanced cases the average survival ranges from 6-10 months.
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What is the prognosis of adenocarcinoma?

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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 the cancer (pancreas vs lung for example) also leads to different prognosis.
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Can gleason IV prostate adenocarcinoma be treated?

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A 61-year-old male asked:

Hello the report says "Adenocarcinoma moderately differentiated" what does this mean. Is it curable and what is the cure? How successful is the treatm

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Poorly diff. bad pro: After someone is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, doctors will try to figure out if it has spread, called STAGING", how best to treat it. Stage 4 means advanced cancer. Clinical stage is based on the results of physical exam, biopsy, and imaging tests .Used to help plan RX. Low-grade cancers (G1) tend to grow and spread more slowly than high-grade (G3) cancers. Higher the grade worse the prognos

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