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I am 58y i was diagnosed with lung cancer/adenocarcinoma at stage 4 (where it spread in both lungs). I am currently taking erlotinib. Is it curable?

I am 58y i was diagnosed with lung cancer/adenocarcinoma at stage 4 (where it spread in both lungs). I am currently taking erlotinib. Is it curable?

Prolonged remission: Is possible , but you have to ask your oncologist , who has knowledge , skills to treat you , to give the best possible treatments available and the only one who is assessing response to the therapy , good luck. ...Read more

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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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My mum 67 was diagnosed with metastatic caecal adenocarcinoma, aggressive stage 4 cancer.She's on folfox. Life expectancy??

My mum 67 was diagnosed with metastatic caecal adenocarcinoma, aggressive stage 4 cancer.She's on folfox. Life expectancy??

Varies from months/y: The overall survival of stage 4 colon cancer varies from 1 to 3 years. Most patients have at least 2 years if their tumor responds to chemo. If you tumors regresses after chemo, it may even be surgically removable in which case long term survival(even a cure) can be possible. Ask more questions to your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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92 year old woman who had adenocarcinoma 20 years ago and top lobe of lung was removed has now been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer large mass in righ u?

Make her comfortable: Although age is no exception to treatment , physicians will ask the 92 patient ( if mental status is altered will proceed as directed in the heath care proxy ) in the end stage cancer , usually referred to hospice . ...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

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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Is it possible to have gastric adenocarcinoma cancer at the age of 16?

Is it possible to have gastric adenocarcinoma cancer at the age of 16?

It is not comon: To have cancer in adolescence: lymphoma, leukemia, testis and bony tumors osteo- and ewings sarcoma. Brain tumors too. These i've seen, heard ofand treated. I guess it is possible to have gastric adeno in adolescence...I've never seen or heard of it. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer is mucinous adenocarcinoma? Is it treatable?

Adenocarcinoma: A mucinous adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that arises from mucin producing epithelium. This type of cancer can occur in different organs. The treatment and prognosis will depend on the specific site / organ involved. Your oncologist will be the best person to advise you on your specific type. ...Read more

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My wife has adenocarcinoma cancer of the endometrium and it has spread to the lymph and others. What is her prognosis?

Need more info: Prognosis in stage iiic endometrial adenocarinoma depends on several things including age, grade, histologic type, number, size and location of involved nodes, etc. This ? Can be best answered by your gyn oncologist. On average, about 60% of women live 5 years after diagnosis of stage iiic disease, but it can be much better or worse. I wish your wife the best. ...Read more

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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
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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

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, ...Read more