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Adenosquamous Carcinoma Lung
What are the odds of having adenocarcinoma of the left lung and adenosquamous carcinoma of the right. Each is considered a primary cancer?
Not Common: The incidence of having 2 different primary lung cancers diagnosed at the same time is quoted between 2-16% (synchronous multiple primary lung cancers). If they are microscopically different tumors, they likely represent two different primary lung cancers rather than metastatic spread of one or the other. One or both could also be metastatic cancer coming from a different site in the body. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Fairly good: This type of tumor is sensitive to chemotherapy. The question is whether this is primary or metastatic from a non pulmonary origin. In either case if this is the only lesion, a thorascopic resection of the nodule can give total control. This can then be followed by adjuvant chemo. ...Read more
If it is an early stage SCC you need to see a cardio thoracic surgeon and plan for a resection.
Of course you have to complete a PET CT for staging and Pulmonary Function tests to assess if you are a surgical candidate. ...Read more
Needle biopsy in lungs shows lungs carcinoma after operation its show nothing how? Can u have idea why
Good outcome: It appears your initial biopsy had findings that raised concern for cancer but that concern was laid to rest after actual material was obtained at operation. This type of misleading finding on a needle biopsy can come from a lot of non cancerous conditions such as infection, non specific inflammation etc. I am happy for you that the final outcome was good. ...Read more
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
Anywhere in the body: Carcinomas from any where in the body such as breast, liver, colon, and prostate can travel to the lung. Identification of the primary would require a biopsy and pathology report. ...Read more
Carcinoma endometrium spread to lungs, liver, lymphnod, bone.2nd line chemo goin on. Pain not tolerable. Will chemo will be effective? How to manage pain.
Specialty referral: This is a question that needs to be addressed without delay by your multidiciplinary team. Both the pain management people and perhaps the radiation oncologist who can manage local bone pain ("spot-welding") may have something to offer. Most such pain can be handled with opiates when the "war on drugs" doesn't interfere. You have my sympathy. Best wishes. ...Read more
For squamous carcinoma cancer of the lung, how long can you live without any treatments or surgery?
Hi mom has ovarian carcinoma with pertonial carcinomatosis and there are effusion in belvis abdomin and around lung. So what is the stage of cance?
Need more surgy info: The cancer is at least Stage IIIA1, but may be Stage IV depending on analysis of the effusion around the lung. See https://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/ovarian-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/staging. Html. To stage the cancer, samples of tissues are taken from different parts of the pelvis & abdomen & examined under the microscope. But this cancer is widespread, so surgical staging may not be possible ...Read more
One type of cancer: There are a number of variants of lung cancer and these are named for their microscopic appearance, the main ones being: squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma. In squamous cell cancer, the tumor cells resemble skin cells. This type of tumor is commonly seen in smokers. ...Read more
Partially: There are several ways of treating scc of the lung. Specifically, there are molecular markers, such as egfr or alk-1 that can be tested to see if you are able to be managed with targeted drug therapy. Radiation is employed more frequently for scc than chemotherapy. All non-small cell cancers of the lung are treated differently than small cell carcinoma, which is much more chemo-sensitive. ...Read more
What would be the treatment for carcinoma endometrium with bone, lungs, liver, lymphnode metastasis. How to manage. Pls hlp..
Can medullary thyroid carcinoma metastase to the lungs while being undetectable on a thyroid sonogram? Or by that time throyd nod are present?
Theoretically yes: But unlikely. Theoretically all you need is a tiny group of cancer cells at the microscopic level to have the capability to metastasize. However in practice there is almost always a detectable nodule before it metastasizes because the cancer needs to be more advance and aggressive. ...Read more
Clinical trial or standard chemotherapy.
Bone mets can be treated with bisphosphonate (zometa) or Denosumab (xgeva).
Mri of the brain should evaluate for brain mets.
Trials: http://clinicaltrials. Gov/ct2/results? Term=small+cell+lung+cancer&recr=open&no_unk=y
standard of care chemotherapy is a 2 drug combination with a "platinum". ...Read more
Husband has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma, spread to right lung, vera cava vein, left kidney removed when can we expect him to get sick?
Unfortunate: Sorry, instead of thinking how many months from now is going to get sick, think how many good months or years if newer chemo drugs may give long remission. Positive thinking is needed, good luck. ...Read more
I had nephrectomy in feb. After that I was diagnosed as metastatic renal cell carcinoma (lung cancer). But I don't have any symptoms as doc said. Why?
Congratulations: Renal cell carcinoma is notoriously capricious and unpredictable. It's common for a lung metastasis to vanish or stay stable for many years, especially after removal fo the primary tumor. I'm going to assume the diagnosis is accurate. Cherish being alive and be thankful for whatever time you have left -- fill it with love and good things. ...Read more
What to expect in my husbands diagnoses, he has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. 2.5 CM tumor on right lung, one in vera cava vein, left kidney out..
Serious situation: From your description, your husband has advanced kidney cancer including at least a solitary lung metastasis. Not sure if you mean he had renal vein involvement on the kidney specimen or whether there is tumor left behind after removal. Next step would be chemotherapy or (less likely) immunotherapy. Not likely a role for radiotherapy. If lung lesion is only remaining site, may be role to remove. ...Read more
My mom hav carcinoma endometrium with liver, bone, lungs, lymph node metastasis. Which treatment will hlp n what would b d prognosis. Pls hlp?
Renal Cell Carcinoma - had radical nephrectomy left kidney, cancer has spread to the lungs - surgery not an option. Life expectancy w/o treatment?
My mother has been diagnosed with a squamous cell rectal carcinoma with metastatic liver and lung tumors how long with treatment should we elect to?
Hav carcinoma endometrium wit liver lung lymph bone secondries. Now devlpd TB granuloma in brain. Is TB brain is fatal. Wht will happen next. Scared?
Consequent to TXs: TB is opportunistic in the sense that it strikes in people usually immuno compromised or suppressed. Depending upon the types of treatments you've been given for your cancers the immune system may have been weakened thus allowing the tuberculosis to get in. Your doctors are likely to speak to you about treating the TB. If you'd like to ask more send questions to www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Iam 58 years old male with renal cell carcinoma metastasized in both lungs, liver and recently bones Tumor measures about 12cm in diameter I underwent target therapy SUTENT "suntinib" for a year and half Along this period I was at stationary course But r
Sorry: Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Was your primary renal tumor removed by radical nephrectomy? ...Read more
If you are a smoker, have family history of cancer, have cough, you should consult your doctor for a Chest CT.
It is highly unlikely that you have lung cancer.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Non work: Herbal medicines have been tried with few producing significant responses. In England an extract of missletoe is used for treatment of breast cancer. Cannabis oil is often used as a treatment to destroy or shrink cancerous tumors. Cures are anecdotal. Laetrile, for cancer therapy is a purified form of amygdalin, an extract derived from apricot pits. It releases cyanide with little effect ...Read more
Lung Cancer: The complications of lung cancer include malignant cachexia (debilitating wasting), pneumonia, metastatic disease to the brain or other organs, and collapse of the lung, among other complications. Infection and metastatic disease are often the terminal complications. Your oncologist can provide specific guidance and recommend palliative care to relieve the worst symptoms. ...Read more
Depends: Staging, location, degree of emphysema, co morbidities will determine symptoms on a particular individual. In general, most patients have no symptoms until late. Bloody sputum sometimes occurs. Some tumors may produce hormones. Weight loss may occur with advanced stage. Pneumonia, stridor, bloody pleural effusions, horner's syndrome, chest wall arm pains. Shortness of breath, recurrent pneumonias. ...Read more
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