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Doctor insights on: Adenocarcinoma Liver Prognosis

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Dr. Shyamali Singhal Dr. Singhal
Surgery
20 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Prognosis? S4 nsclc adenocarcinoma. Mets to liver bones, brain. Now unbearable pain in spine. Receives IV fluids 2xweek and bld t'fusions 2xmt.

Prognosis? S4 nsclc adenocarcinoma. Mets to liver bones, brain. Now unbearable pain in spine. Receives IV fluids 2xweek and bld t'fusions 2xmt.

Not so good: Stage IV lung cancer with diffuse metastases is a difficult disease to treat with short survival times. Would suggest a consultation with radiation oncology. The pain in the spine can be due to bone metastases which can be treated with radiation successfully to be pain free.

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Dr. James Krick
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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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My 49 yr old husband was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma. It has mets to brain liver foot humorous adrenal glands. What is prognosis?

My 49 yr old husband was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma. It has mets to brain liver foot humorous adrenal glands. What is prognosis?

Guarded: Metastatic lung cancer has a pretty bad prognosis as I am sure his oncologist would have told him or you. The avergae survival is 6 months to 12 months. But there are some new treatments recently made available which have increased survivorship. These treatments depend on gene test results done on his tumor. Just ask your docotr if his cancer has been tested for gene mutations and if he is a candi.

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Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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Mom has adenocarcinoma, stage4but not sure of the primary cancer. Has cancer in neck, spine, jaw, liver, lungs, lymph nodes&hips.1round chemo. How long2live?

Mom has adenocarcinoma, stage4but not sure of the primary cancer. Has cancer in neck, spine, jaw, liver, lungs, lymph nodes&hips.1round chemo. How long2live?

Discuss this issue: With her oncologist who knows best. God bless ur mom! Http://m.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/index? Sitearea=eto.

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Dr. Joseph Accurso Dr. Accurso
Radiology
25 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Biopsy: "sigmoid colon, well differentiated adenocarcinoma, grade i" does this indicate that the tumor won't probably metastasize? Triphasic CT shows a lesion in the liver (1cm) as well.

Biopsy: "sigmoid colon, well differentiated adenocarcinoma, grade i" does this indicate that the tumor won't probably metastasize? Triphasic CT shows a lesion in the liver (1cm) as well.

Grade 1 is a good: Sign, but nothing is guaranteed. Need to further understand the liver lesion as well. Work with the medical team to put together the best treatment plan for the individual patient situation.

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain Dr. Hossain
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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Adenocarcinoma stage 4 prognosis, what to do?

Adenocarcinoma stage 4 prognosis, what to do?

Define primary: Definite treatment indicated. The primary site of the adenocarcinoma must be defined and resected if possible. Then what has metastasized will only remain at that site but with the tendency to grow. With the primary removed, the metastatic site can be approached, by radiation, chemo, immunotherapy. When primary removed, chemosensitization studies can be performed to choose best drug.

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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My friend has adenocarcinoma 3rd stage. Prognosis please?

Adenocarcinoma.? wher: Where is the Adenocarcinoma located in your friend's body? Such cancers can arise in Lung (breast (in women) and in the GI tract like in the Colon. The prognosis will depend on site/location in the body and also on the type of treatment offered and the response to the treatment determines the outcome. Stage-3 is a relatively advanced stage of cancer, yet it is treatable.

Dr. Lauren Stegman Dr. Stegman
Radiation Oncology
23 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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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.

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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87 yr old dad just had partial gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma. 26 lymph nodes removed & 9 tested positive. Is there hope w/ that prognosis? What next?

N3 disease: What is the stage exactly? With 9 lymph nodes being +, his stage ranges from iib to iiic- with 5 year overall survival range from 33% to 9% with surgery alone. He would be ideally needing an adjuvant therapy post surgery- however the case is not that simple. His age and other medical problems have to be calculated. Discuss further with your oncologist re- pros and cons of radiation+chemo vs obs.

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Dr. Craig Carter Dr. Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
36 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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My dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer). Prognosis?

My dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer). Prognosis?

Depends: Small cell carcinoma of the lung is treated with chemotherapy. Response to therapy dictates survival. Keep in mind that small cell carcinoma has the worst survival rates among lung cancers. Most therapy is palliative.

Dr. Deborah Sculco Dr. Sculco
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
33 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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My husband is diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the right lung with alk & egfr mutations; stage 3b what is the prognosis and life?

My husband is diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the right lung with alk & egfr mutations; stage 3b what is the prognosis and life?

Fair: It is extremely unusual to have both mutations. They are mutually exclusive. Patients that do carry one of these mutations are eligible for various medications that target these mutations. Crizonitib for alk and tarceva (erlotinib) for egfr and new agent recently to the market. These new finding have improved the prognosis. Other factors do enter in. Age, ps, smoking history if any, wt. Loss, etc.

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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49 year old male has stage vi lung adenocarcinoma. No gene mutations receiving chemo and avastin (bevacizumab) received radiation on foot and brain. What prognosis?

49 year old male has stage vi lung adenocarcinoma. No gene mutations receiving chemo and avastin (bevacizumab) received radiation on foot and brain. What prognosis?

It varies according: Patients with stage 4 lung cancer have an average survival of 12 months but there is a wide range from 9 months to 18 months. Some patients can live for 2-5 years but that is rare and only happens if their tumor shows a great response to chemotherapy.

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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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.

Dr. Steven Ginsberg Dr. Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
33 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Carlos Encarnacion Dr. Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
31 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Martin Rubenstein Dr. Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
41 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Julio Hajdenberg Dr. Hajdenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
27 years in practice
University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine
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What organs and tissues can be affected by adenocarcinoma?

Almost all of them: From top to bottom, here is a sample: salivary glands, thyroid, lungs, esophagus, stomach, breast (s), pancreas, intestines, biliary system, ovaries and peritoneum, prostate, uterus, adrenal glands, other glands, skin glands. Secondarily advanced adenocarcinoma from any origin may spread to other locations too: brain, liver, lungs, bone, skin, lymph nodes.

Prognosis (Definition)

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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