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Doctor insights on: Adenocarcinoma Pancreas

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Whats average survival percentage for pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Whats average survival percentage for pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Poor: Rare cases of early pancreatic cancer can have long term survival- mostly the average survival is 20 months. For advanced cases the average survival ranges from 6-10 months. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

Advanced cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a certain type of cancer. It can occur anywhere in the body, but the common ones are colon, lung, and breast cancer. Stage ivb is an advanced stage of cancer. ...Read more

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Is adenocarcinoma life threatning?

Is adenocarcinoma life threatning?

Depends: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer, left untreated it is life threatening, in some cases even when treated, depends on where it is, what grade, if it metastasized, and a lot of other conditions. Doctor that diagnosed it will be the best to answer the question as he/ she will have or will be able to obtain all nessesary information. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What tissues are affected by adenocarcinoma?

Glandular tissue: Adenocarcinoma represents a significant group of malignant lesions which arise in the Lung, GI tract, breast tissue and uterus. As such we find lung adenocarcinomas producing pulmonary mucin, stomach cancer in the glandular mucosa, colon cancer endometrial cancer and other organ tissues that produce this form of cancer. Also seen in salivary glands that produce secretions. ...Read more

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What organs/tissues are affected by adenocarcinoma?

Glands.: Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular tissue and are the most common type of malignancy. Common sites include lung, breast, prostate, esophagus, stomach, intestines and pancreas. Patterns of spread vary with site of origin, but metastases to lungs, liver, lymph nodes and bone are typical for adenocarcinomas. ...Read more

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What is prostate adenocarcinoma?

Most common type: The most common histology of prostate cancer is an adenocarcinoma. This means it is a cancer with a glandular origin. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does mucin secreting adenocarcinoma mean?

It is a cancer: Many cancers can form glands...So they are called adenocarcinoma. Further, some of these glands function like normal glands and can secrete mucin, so it is just a feature which has no particular implications beyond saying it is an adenocarcinoma. ...Read more

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What is adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated mean?

It is cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that originates from glandular epithelial cells. This is usually classified as poorly, moderately or well differentiated based on the resemblance of these cells to normal epithelium with the well-differentiated cells being most similar in appearance to the normal cells. The poorer the differentiation, the more aggressive and poorer prognosis. ...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