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My sister has been diagnosed with cholangio carcinoma cancer ?

My sister has been diagnosed with cholangio carcinoma cancer
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Biliary cancer.: While uncommon as far as GI malignancies, cholangiocarcinoma typically carries a poor prognosis. Your sister needs to discuss options with her Oncologist. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can you tell me the difference between the words "cancer" and "carcinoma"?

Can you tell me the difference between the words "cancer" and "carcinoma"?

Subclass: Cancers are tumors driven by destabilized genomes, accumulating mutations and acquiring the ability to invade and spread. If the original cell from which a cancer arose was an epithelium (surface covering or gland), it's called a carcinoma. A majority of cancers fall into this category. ...Read more

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How to treat carcinoma cancer?

How to treat carcinoma cancer?

In many ways. : Depends on the kind and the stage and also on the general condition of the patient. If you are a bit more specific, we could perhaps answer your question better. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about carcinoma ventriculi cancer?

What can you tell me about carcinoma ventriculi cancer?

Stomach cancer: This diagnosis would only appear nowadays on an old death certificate. It used to be much more common, probably because there was more helicobacter and food was not so well preserved. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is adena carcinoma cancer?

Adenocarcinoma : Means that the cancer cells make up glands when looked under the microscope. It is a very common histology that can originate from almost any organ. If you are a bit more specific, perhaps we could be of more help. ...Read more

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Carcinoma ductal invasivo es lo mismo que cancer ductal invasivo?

Carcinoma ductal invasivo es lo mismo que cancer ductal invasivo?

Send us UR? in Engli: Sorry I can not read Spanish. But if you have Invasive ductal carcinoma...that means cancer. If it is not invasive(it is called Ductal carcinoma in situ) that is a pre-cancer. Go see a surgeon and ask for advice for further treatment as you will likely need surgery to remove either one of the two conditions that I have mentioned. ...Read more

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What is a neuroendocrine carcinoma cancer?

What is a neuroendocrine carcinoma cancer?

Interesting cancer: This is a type of cancer that mostly arises either from the small intestine, pancreas, or lung. They are unusual because some can produce certain hormones which cause symptoms like weight gain or weight loss, or diabetes, or diarrhea depending on which hormone is produced. If caught early, many are curable with surgical removal. The abbreviation is "NET" and another name is a carcinoid tumor. ...Read more

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Describe to me what ductal carcinoma cancer is?

Describe to me what ductal carcinoma cancer is?

Breast cancer: Ductal carcinoma in-situ is the earliest stage of a breast cancer. It is also referred to as dcis or non-invasive breast cancer. Dcis is when the cancer cells are growing within the breast ducts. At this stage, it is usually not palpable on physical examination. It is usually discovered where there are abnormal microcalcifications seen on a mammogram. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about neuroendocrine carcinoma cancer?

Where's the primary?: Neuroendocrine carcinomas tend to be quite aggressive and are often more difficult than the more common cancers arising at the same site. If you can let us know where it arose (cervix, pancreas, some other?), we can help you out. ...Read more

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What are the differences between sarcoma and carcinoma cancers?

What are the differences between sarcoma and carcinoma cancers?

Derivation: sarcomas arise from supportive tissues of the body. They are found in and derived from muscle, fibrous tissue and fascia, fat, nerve, blood vessel and bone. Spread is to liver and lung. Carcinomas arise from secretory and epithelial membrane spreading first to regional nodes as seen with breast, colon and lung. They respond differently to chemo. ...Read more

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Are squamous cell carcinomas indicitive of other cancers present in the body?

No: You may be thinking of the sign of leser-trelat, in which numerous seborrheic keratoses pop up all-of-a-sudden; there's often a hidden colon cancer. These are a different skin lesion. ...Read more

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Ok.my mum has found carcinoma rectum. Can I know which is the stage it at cancer?

Rectal cancer stage: Your doctor will need to order either a CT scan or MRI. Endoscopic rectal ultrasound is also another tool for staging . This will usually give them a pretty good idea of the stage. ...Read more

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Thyroglobulin testing for cancer what is the standard for months in between testing for papillary carcinoma?

Thyroglobulin testing for cancer what is the standard for months in between testing for papillary carcinoma?

NCCN guidelines...: ...After you've been treated suggest a surveillance schedule that includes physical exam, TSH and thyroglobulin + antithyroglobulin antibodies at 6m and 12m then annually if disease-free. www.nccn.org. ...Read more

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Is infiltrative basal cell carcinoma an aggressive cancer?

Is infiltrative basal cell carcinoma an aggressive cancer?

Can Be: Usually basal cell carcinoma tend to be less aggressive than some other types of skin cancers. Here is a good resource for more on the topic http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/skin-cancer-non-melanoma. ...Read more

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Why is basal cell carcinoma considered the least invasive of all cancers?

Why is basal cell carcinoma considered the least invasive of all cancers?

Neglected, basal: Cell tumors can be quite invasive, and can eat away at entire portions of the face and skull. They are called "rodent ulcers" when this happens. So, while they are invasive, they do not seem to have the ability to metastasize, i.e., travel to other organs, set up colonies and destroy organ function. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why basal cell carcinoma is the least invasive of all cancers?

No metastasis: Basal cell carcinoma does not spread systemically. It only spreads locally and damages adjacent tissues. Therefor is much less invasive than other type of cancers and if removed early when small, it can completely removed without any change in life expectancy. ...Read more

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Hi, i was asked to do rai for my metastatic papillary carcinoma(i had a tt)a year &10 months ago.I never had my rai.Do u think my cancer spread a lot?

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i was asked to do rai for my metastatic papillary carcinoma(i had a tt)a year &10 months ago.I never had my rai.Do u think my cancer spread a lot?

Need information: 22 months after total thyroidectmy for papillary adenocarcinoma of thyroid y you have rai scan or rai treatment ? , you have to give more information, even if you have lymph node metastasis had rai treatment , at 81 yr old , will not be as serious as it sounds, these are relatively very slow growing tumors , don't worry you will be fine , speak to your doctor for more assurance , . ...Read more

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Is cervical carcinoma in situ considered cancer or pre cancer?

Is cervical carcinoma in situ considered cancer or pre cancer?

Pre- cancer: It is good to seek treatment from a gynecologist as it will require some form of local therapy to either excise it or burn it off with Laser or cryotherapy. if done well it can be easily eradicated. ...Read more

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How long does it take to go from carcinoma in situ to cervical cancer?

How long does it take to go from carcinoma in situ to cervical cancer?

Not all invasive: Cancers start in situ, and not all in situ cancers ultimately invade...But a lot do. So, there is no timetable of when that you can rely on. It is reasonable to take care of in situ when you find it, rather than trust an unreliable actor to behave itself the way you might like. ...Read more

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