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Doctor insights on: Adenocarcinoma Colon Prognosis

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Can this adenocarcinoma of the colon be caused from Asbestos?

Can this adenocarcinoma of the colon be caused from Asbestos?

No: Asbestos has heen associated with the development of pleural mesothelioma. That appears to be its only associated malignant disorder. Considering that over a hundred thousand patients develop colon cancer yearly in the US, non have any history of such exposure. Rather it is believed that polyoma virus has an association with colonic neoplasms where tumor began as a GI inflammatory process . ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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What treatment to expect with adenocarcinoma colon cancer?

What treatment to expect with adenocarcinoma colon cancer?

Surgery, chemo: Depending on the stage, an operation is usually necessary to remove the diseased portion of the colon along with its nearby lymph nodes. Then, depending on if the cancer has spread to those lymph nodes impacts whether you will also need chemotherapy. If the cancer has already spread beyond the colon, sometimes you start with chemo. ...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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How long will my mother live when she is diagnosed with colon adenocarcinoma early stage?

How long will my mother live when she is diagnosed with colon adenocarcinoma early stage?

It depends.: It depends on how early the stage is. This is staged by the duke's classification system. Stage a has >90% 5 year survival where tumor is confined to the mucosa and submucosa. Stage b is 70-85% goes up to the muscularis, serosa, and pericolonic fat. Stage c has 35-65% 5 year survival with lymph node involvement. Stage d has 5% 5 year survival with distant metastasis to lung, bone, liver, etc. ...Read more

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Biopsy of hepatic mass segment 7 and 8 with final diagnosis of Invasive Adenocarcinoma, what does this mean? Colon Cancer?

Possibly: A number of different adenoCa's can spread to liver. Colonoscopy followed by PET/CAT may be needed to determine origin of the metastatic lesion. Once primary is addressed, the liver can be handled since lesions of liver do not spread out of liver but primary's can spread to other sites. Liver then approached by resection, microwave ablation or chemoembolization. ...Read more

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How much time will my mother live when she is diagnosed with colon cancer - adenocarcinoma at stage 3?

How much time will my mother live when she is diagnosed with colon cancer - adenocarcinoma at stage 3?

Colon cancer: nobody knows how long one would live . it depends on so many factors- i.e. her age, her overall condition, other medical problems, whether she would get therapy or refuse therapy etc. Most importantly is for you to cherish and support her while you still can. statistically, 5 year overall survival for stage 3 colon cancer- around 50-60%. In stage 3, the therapy is still aiming for a cure. ...Read more

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Colon:multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &tubulovillous adenoma.Doctor suggest colonscopy to remove adenoma but another suggested surgery.Which better?

Colon:multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &tubulovillous adenoma.Doctor suggest colonscopy to remove adenoma but another suggested surgery.Which better?

Depends: The 2 important factors to consider are the size of the polyp ; your health status. If the polyp is small and your health is not good, colonoscopic removal may be your best bet. If the polyp is very large ; your are in good health, surgery may be the wiser option. ...Read more

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My 64yr old mother had a adenocarcinoma mass remvd from rgt colon 5.8cm.2 out of 24 nodes positive. Path report says stage T3, (liothyronine)N1b, Mx...What's next?

Oncology: Now that your mother has been accurately staged, she will need to follow up with an oncologist to determine her chemotherapy regimen. Make sure the doctor/pathologist checked for MIscrosatelite instability (mismatch repair). Studies such as BRAF and KRAS can be performed on tissue to help tailor her chemotherapy regimen. Need to see an Oncologist. ...Read more

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Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion.Is it cancer?

Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion.Is it cancer?

Yes: Adenocarcinoma in situ is cancer. The area suggestive of micro invasion suggests you should have rather aggressive followup screening which I am sure your doctor has, or will soon suggest. Stay on top of this and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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30 year old female, stage iii-b well differentiated adenocarcinoma in sigmoid colon 4 lymph nodes affected was surgically removed. What's better xelox or folfox for chemo? And why?

30 year old female, stage iii-b well differentiated adenocarcinoma in sigmoid colon 4 lymph nodes affected was surgically removed. What's better xelox or folfox for chemo? And why?

Trust oncologist: 30 yr old stage iii b needs all that is needed to prevent recurrence , both drugs have oxaplatin , folfox has 5 fu & Folic Acid , xelox has Capecitabine , all comparative studies showed almost equal results, please rely and trust your oncologist advise , as therapies are changing so fast for good , will encourage if you want to take a second opinion good luck ...Read more

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Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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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