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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?

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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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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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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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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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