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What are the symptoms adenocarcinoma of stomach and how detected?

What are the symptoms adenocarcinoma of stomach and how detected?

Variable ,EGD/biopsy: Symptoms will vary- from being asymptomatic with only some stomach discomfort, bloathing, upset stomach, to early satiety ( feeling full easily even with a very little food), nasuea, vomiting, severe pain, obstruction, weight loss, vomiting blood etc. It is detected by doing an upper endoscopy and biopsy to the lesion on the stomach. Once diagnosis is made- some imaging need to be done for staging. ...Read more

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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Can ultrasound detect adenocarcinoma of the stomach?

Can ultrasound detect adenocarcinoma of the stomach?

See answer: Upper endoscopy (with a scope) or upper GI (with oral contrast and x-rays) are preferable ways of evaluating the stomach for adenocarcinoma or other gastric pathology. Ultrasound is not an ideal modality for this purpose. ...Read more

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My 87 yr old dad was diagnosed w/ adenocarcinoma of the stomach in the cardia area. Gi & PC dr's say there's nothing to be done b/c of his age. True?

My 87 yr old dad was diagnosed w/ adenocarcinoma of the stomach in the cardia area. Gi & PC dr's say there's nothing to be done b/c of  his age. True?

Likely true: The recommendation is based on the ability to tolerate surgery, radiation, chemotherapy (which all or some may or may not be considered for this type of cancer depending on the situation and extent (i.e. Staging). If statistics show that chemotherapy or surgery for example causes more complications or harm in his age group (or likely his overall health) then best recommendation is symptom control. ...Read more

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Top onco says 5-FU for 6 months is best protocol for 87 yr man.W/adenocarcinoma of stomach. Had partial gastrectomy & 9\26 positive lymph nodes. True?

Dubious: Unaware data supporting benefit of sole 5fu (fluorouracil) adjuvant therapy of n3 gastric adenocarcinoma after complete resection ( negative margins). If a "young" 87 yo deemed able to tolerate aggressive treatment-then give standard rx(see nccn guidelines-but note 87 yo were not studied). While your onco well intentioned, consider second opinion and quality of life. Survival possible without chemo. ...Read more

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Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.

Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.

Be hopeful and seek: Seek treatment as some cancers can respond to treatment quite well and the medicines(Chemotherapy) can extend life for months to occasionally for years. Find a good medical oncologist and seek his/her advice. Let us know where(/city) do you reside? ...Read more

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My friends father was dx today with a large malignant tumor (adenocarcinoma) of the stomach. he has been in remission for a year for esophageal cancer?

My friends father was dx today with a large malignant tumor (adenocarcinoma) of the stomach. he has been in remission for a year
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Tumor: He needs to continue conventional treatment. Consider complementary treatments such as nutritional therapy. See the books by Patrick Quillan, PhD for that. "Radical Remission" by Kelly Turner is a good book about what people do who survive dire prognoses. Peace and good health. ...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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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. ...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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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. ...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