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Dr. Riley Alexander
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Adenocarcinoma (Overview)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, prostate and breast cancers.


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How does one treat adenocarcinoma and bone cancer?

How does one treat adenocarcinoma and bone cancer?

Unclear: Primary bone cancer of bone is not adenocarcinoma, so this is two separate cancers or you're discussing adenocarcinoma that's spread to bone. If that's the case, chemotherapy is generally the treatment. If an isolated tumor or metastasis, surgery and/or radiation treatment are options. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Riley Alexander
130 Doctors shared insights

Adenocarcinoma (Overview)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, prostate and breast cancers.


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What are the symptoms adenocarcinoma of stomach and how detected?

What are the symptoms adenocarcinoma of stomach and how detected?

Variable, EGD/biopsy: Symptoms will vary- from being asymptomatic with only some stomach discomfort, bloathing, upset stomach, to early satiety (feeling full easily even with a very little food), nasuea, vomiting, severe pain, obstruction, weight loss, vomiting blood etc.
It is detected by doing an upper endoscopy and biopsy to the lesion on the stomach. Once diagnosis is made- some imaging need to be done for staging. ...Read more

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What is the common initial sign of adenocarcinoma of the kidney?

What is the common initial sign of adenocarcinoma of the kidney?

Usually bleeding in: Blood in the urine is common if there is a cancer in the kidney. Sometimes it will cause pain in the flank or in the back. A simple urinalysis can often reveal blood cells which is a common tip off. To get further testing done. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma-non-small-cell lung cancer. How many people are doing ok after 1 year from diagnosis?

Stage and biology: It depends on the stage, the biology/genetic profiles, the treatment you received, age, overall condition etc. The earlier your stage is the higher your overall survival percentage is- off course providing that you receive the appropriate treatment. Discuss in detail with your oncologist. ...Read more

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If you have ben diagnosed with adenocarcinoma colon cancer stage IV what is the outlook? Is there a cure? How will this affect the quality of ones l

Outlook can be good: Eventhough stage iv, meenng metastatic disease, is not curable; the outlook can be good since there are good chemotherapy for this disease as well as other local aggressive treatments that are effective against this disease. The mainstay of treatment for stage IV remains chemo and local aggressive treatments like surgery, radiosurgery, rfa etc can be used when appropriate. ...Read more

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Does anyone out there treat adenocarcinoma?

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. ...Read more

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Could cervical adenocarcinoma be missed on a pap test?

It's possible,: It's possible for this to be missed on a pap as these glands are located more toward and in the endocervical canal. Even neoplasia can be missed. This is partly why the paps are done annually or even more frequently if there are changes and is also why the pap spatula is shaped like it is in order to minimize the chances of something like this happening. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about villoglandular adenocarcinoma?

Cervix Ca: Villoglandular adenocarcinoma, also villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma is a rare type of cervical cancer that, in relation to other cervical cancers, is typically found in younger women and has a better prognosis. A similar lesion may arise from the endometrium of the uterus. The signs and symptoms are similar to other cervical cancers and may include post-coital bleeding and/or pain during intercourse (dyspareunia). The diagnosis is based on tissue biopsy. The treatment is dependent on the stage. As the prognosis of this tumour is usually good, fertility sparing approaches may be treatment options ...Read more

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What are the causes of adenocarcinomas?

What are the causes of adenocarcinomas?

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. ...Read more

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What does "metastatic signet ring cell adenocarcinoma" mean?

What does "metastatic signet ring cell adenocarcinoma" mean?

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. ...Read more

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What is aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma and how is it treated?

What is aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma and how is it treated?

Rare Cancer: This is a rare cancer; typically treated with surgerical removal and sometimes chemotherapy is given after removal to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What is best treatment if interpretation and comment is grade 2 infiltrating adenocarcinoma of lung?

What is best treatment if interpretation and comment is grade 2 infiltrating adenocarcinoma of lung?

Depends on stage: The pathology report is used along with body scans and tests to determine the full stage of the adenocarcinoma. Once the stage and medical history in known then the oncologist, radiologist, and thoracic surgeon can suggest the best surgical, chemotherapy, radiation and/or, immuno therapy, personalized treatment based on the actual oncogenes may also be considered. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for adenocarcinoma of the rectum?

Could there be a cure for adenocarcinoma of the rectum?

Sure: Early stage can be often cured with surgery plus or minus chemo and radiation. The earlier the stage, the best odds you have, so early detection is important. A handful of patients with stage IV will do well long term but as a rule it is considered incurable. ...Read more

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Kras? Adenocarcinoma? Mutation? New trial drugs with Ins. & Tissue Eval.  What is the doctor really saying to 70 year  NSCLC pat.9 month. Meets w/new cell grow

Kras? Adenocarcinoma? Mutation? New trial drugs with Ins. & Tissue Eval.  What is the doctor really saying to 70 year  NSCLC pat.9 month. Meets w/new cell grow

Describing the Tumor: So it sounds like the oncologist has really just given you a lot of descriptors to help describe the tumor. The idea is that if we know this information we can select therapies that are more likely to work. For example, whether a patient has a k-ras mutation helps predict whether a tumor may be resistant to a certain drug. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic link for people suffering from adenocarcinoma of the lungs?

Is there a genetic link for people suffering from adenocarcinoma of the lungs?

Not known at present: Although it can run in families if there is exposure to tobacco smoke or other environmental carcinogens (radon). ...Read more

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My grand father had adenocarcinoma and I want to know what causes it and how to avoid it?

More information: Adenocarcinoma is identifying the cellular type of cancer, but does not tell me where the cancer was found. For example lung and esophagus cancers can be adenocarcinoma. ...Read more

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What is Adenocarcinoma?

What is Adenocarcinoma?

Cancer: Specifically, one that arises in the business cells of a gland. ...Read more

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What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

Advanced cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a certain type of cancer. It can occur anywhere in the body, but the common ones are colon, lung, and breast cancer. Stage ivb is an advanced stage of cancer. ...Read more

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How fast do adenocarcinomas grow?

It varies: It depends on their organ of origin. Adenocarcinoma of breast is much different than one arising in the colon or in the lung. Sometimes we can not find their primary origin...So called adenocarcinoma of unknown primary (acup) which has once of the worst outcomes and it causes serious trouble in 4-6 months. If you can tell us your complete history, I can be more exact in my response. ...Read more

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Is adenocarcinoma life threatning?

Most definitely.: I hope your doctor told you how serious this is, and how important early treatment be instituted. ...Read more

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What are the causes of adenocarcinomas?

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. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of adenocarcinoma?

What is the prognosis of adenocarcinoma?

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. ...Read more

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How serious is signet cell adenocarcinoma?

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. ...Read more

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Does anyone out there treat adenocarcinoma?

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. ...Read more

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What tissues are affected by adenocarcinoma?

Glandular tissue: Adenocarcinoma represents a significant group of malignant lesions which arise in the Lung, GI tract, breast tissue and uterus. As such we find lung adenocarcinomas producing pulmonary mucin, stomach cancer in the glandular mucosa, colon cancer endometrial cancer and other organ tissues that produce this form of cancer. Also seen in salivary glands that produce secretions. ...Read more

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How do you get adenocarcinoma is it hereditory?

How do you get adenocarcinoma is it hereditory?

Yes/No/Maybe: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that forms glands. It's a common kind of cancer found in lots of different organs. Some may have an inherited component and others not. Depends on the organ and family history. Best to you. ...Read more

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What organs/tissues are affected by adenocarcinoma?

Glands.: Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular tissue and are the most common type of malignancy. Common sites include lung, breast, prostate, esophagus, stomach, intestines and pancreas. Patterns of spread vary with site of origin, but metastases to lungs, liver, lymph nodes and bone are typical for adenocarcinomas. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: adenocarcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: adenocarcinoma?

From a gland: Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, prostate and breast cancers. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about villoglandular adenocarcinoma?

Cervix Ca: Villoglandular adenocarcinoma, also villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma is a rare type of cervical cancer that, in relation to other cervical cancers, is typically found in younger women and has a better prognosis. A similar lesion may arise from the endometrium of the uterus. The signs and symptoms are similar to other cervical cancers and may include post-coital bleeding and/or pain during intercourse (dyspareunia). The diagnosis is based on tissue biopsy. The treatment is dependent on the stage. As the prognosis of this tumour is usually good, fertility sparing approaches may be treatment options ...Read more

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