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Doctor insights on: Adenocarcinoma Of The Lung Survival Rates

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Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Yes !!!: Lung cancer is curable when found early. There are two broad categories of lung cancer; small cell and non small cell. Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of non smal cell lung cancer. The prognosis of non small cell lung cancer is impacted more by the stage than it is by the cell type. Adenocarcinoma can be cured. In early stages, only surgery may be required. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Is there a genetic link relating to adenocarcinoma of the lung?

Is there a genetic link relating to adenocarcinoma of the lung?

Rare: While some very rare genetic syndromes may increase the risk of developing long cancer, the vast majority of lung cancers occur in people without genetic cancer syndromes. While smoking clearly increases the risk of lung cancer, in many patients we can only attribute their development of cancer to bad luck. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy cure a stage 4 adenocarcinoma in the lung?

Can radiation therapy cure a stage 4 adenocarcinoma in the lung?

Probably not: Most stage 4 have many sites of spread and can not be cured by radiation. However there are a few cases of limited stage 4 such as a single metastasis to the brain or liver in which a low percentage of patients could be cured. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options to increase survival rate in advanced adenocarcinoma of lung?

What are the treatment options to increase survival rate in advanced adenocarcinoma of lung?

Survival: Tumor stage and tumor burden meaning what organs are involved and how much disease is there plays a role. Similarly tumor subtype adenocarcinoma, tumor profile egfr mutation or alk mutation can affect survival. Non smokers have better prognosis. For advanced stage, all measures are still considered palliative. Other factors such as general health, infections and thromboembolism can affect survival. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma in apex lung. What does this mean?

Lung adenoCA at apex: Adenocarcinoma is originated from epithelial tissues which has glandular (with secretory property) and malignant appearance. It is the most common type of lung cancer. When it is located at the 'apex' of the lung, that means at the tip of the upper portion of the lung. ...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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I dignosed adenocarcinoma lungs stage 4. I am on maintainance chemotharapy of pemetraxed.I want to have a child. Is it safe for me and my child?

I dignosed adenocarcinoma lungs stage 4. I am on maintainance chemotharapy of pemetraxed.I want to have a child. Is it safe for me and my child?

Category D med: Your maintenance medication is a category d medication which means it is shown to have damaging effects to a fetus. Essentially all of the common cancer drugs carry poor ratings of either d or x (absolutely bad) ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma in right lungs What is treatment Is this dangerous Its is curable or not ?

See doctor: Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common forms of lung cancer and should be taken very seriously. Treatment many times involves surgery, but speak with your doctor about this. Only when knowing the size, stage, location, etc. of the tumor can one give you a reliable recommendation on treatment options. ...Read more

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Biopsy showed necrotic granduloma lung adenocarcinoma. What can I expect?

Sounds like lung Can: Your biopsy shows cancer, likely arising in your lung.You need to see an oncologist who can run more tests to do the staging. This means trying to determine if it is localized to one spot or could it have spread inside the body. The stage will determine the type of appropriate treatment. ...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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I have stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lungs. I have had 7 chemo tx. I am more symptomatic at this point. What would you suggest for next treatment?

I have stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lungs. I have had 7 chemo tx. I am more symptomatic at this point. What would you suggest for next treatment?

Can't answer, dear: Seven treatments of the same or different chemos? Has it worked? Are you felling worse because of the chemo or the cancer? More symptomatic like how? Talk openly to your oncologist about your concerns, he/she can answer your questions best. I'm very sort you are not doing well and hope you feel better soon. God bless. ...Read more

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I am a patient of non small cell adenocarcinoma lung stage-lv. I am on maintaince chemo. When i take 18 cycle , billirubion is up to 2. What can I do?

Ask your oncologist: Your best source of information is your treating oncologist. It looks like your cancer is far advanced...So you need to be in constant contact with your oncology team of the doctor and his oncology nurses who can address your questions much better than i can as they know the extent of your cancer much better and which way it is heading. ...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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Are A549 cancer cell lines specific to the Adenocarcinoma sub-type of lung cancer, or does it mean something else?

Are A549 cancer cell lines specific to the Adenocarcinoma sub-type of lung cancer, or does it mean something else?

CA cell line: The A549 cell line originated from a male patients bronchoalveolar lung carcinoma. Cell lines often acquire additional mutations that facilitates their growth in culture. They may not retain all of the characteristics of the original tumor. ...Read more

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Hi! i'm vem from ph. My mom was diagnosed with double primary ca. Adenocarcinoma of the lungs, squamous cells carcinoma of skin. Wil u help me?

What do you need?: The adenocarcinoma of the lung is extremely serious. The squamous carcinoma of the skin will almost certainly be cured by simple excision. Educate yourself about adenocarcinoma of the lung generally, and the markers and stage of her tumor and what is likely to be done for it. I'm glad you are there for her at this time. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What to do if my dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer)?

What to do if my dad has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer)?

See Oncologist: Small cell lung cancer is generally divided into "limited-stage" in which the cancer is confined to one part of the chest treatable by radiation and "extensive-stage" disease in which it has spread to both lungs or other places in the body. Limited stage disease is usually treated with radiation and chemotherapy. Extensive stage with chemotherapy alone at first and possibly some brain radiation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer)?

Deepest condolences: It sounds like your father's time is short. Make it as good a quality time as possible. Talk to each other. Tell him that you love him. If he was a good father, tell him. Ask him to provide a life history for you - video tape it if possible. Consider Hospice care. Be sure you discuss and know his wishes for mechanical ventilation. Be sure he has a will. ...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