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Avastin Glioblastoma Multiforme
Serious diagnosis: Glioblastoma multiforme is something that deserves aggressive attention. Although the overall prognosis for patients is poor, there are subsets of patients that have modest rates of being alive at 5 years with newer medications. Also, even newer treatments continue to be tested, including vaccines. Typically surgery is done first, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more
Nerve cell disorder: Glioblastoma is a condition where the cells in the brian, which stop dividing and migrating normally at around age 3, start dividing and migrating again. It tends to spread within the brain, but does not invade or spread to other regions as a rule. Joshua Garren, MD Medical Director Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic www.braintumorclinic.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anaplastic astrocyto: Anaplastic astrocytomas are a malignant brain tumor that typically required both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Length of post op survival is based on the amount of tumor resected and the response to the various therapies. Long term survival, that is greater than 10 years, are not common. ...Read more
Pancoast tumor: Occurs at the top of the lung and invades out and up to involve muscles, nerves, and thereby causing pain and horner's syndrome. Metastasis usually means going to another organ. If confined to chest and outward extension (?Metastasis), outlook is more optimistic. If it metastasized to brain, lung, liver or distant bones, the outlook is bleak, seek symptom management, there is no cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manageable: I would not expect a cure, but the patient may have several more good years and there is the possibility of a breakthrough. ...Read more
49 year old male has stage vi lung adenocarcinoma. No gene mutations receiving chemo and avastin (bevacizumab) received radiation on foot and brain. What prognosis?
GBM: For most gbms, primary debulking surgery with craniotomy is being done by a neurosurgeon. After that upon recovery most patients undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment together, usually using a chemo pill called temodar (temozolomide). After that temodar (temozolomide) is used as single agent therapy. Obviously some gliomas need different approach or clinical trial consideration, but this is the standard paradigm we use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?
Stage 2B IDC breast cancer, her2+/ER/PR+Neoadjuvant taxol, (paclitaxel)A/C,lumpectomy,rads, lymphovascular invasion. What does this mean for prognosis & follow up?
Prognosis fair: Stage IIb breast cancer is usually palpable at 2-5 cm. and at time of procedure to remove lesion, sentinel nodes are + suggesting axillary dissection and reason for neoadjuvant therapy. Lymphovascular invasion increases chance for recurrence. With Her2+ Herceptin (trastuzumab) with chemo should be used and PET/CAT needed to assure met foci not missed in distal organs. Carful follow up needed. ...Read more
Yes possible: With out knowing stage and cell type of ovarian cancer , in general high dose chemotherapy with autologous ( patients own ) stem cell transplantation is promising to prolong the life, cure is not near yet, as most of the tumors are drug resistant ( or right drug is not there ) and have residual tumor in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband stage 4 lung adeno. Rcvd rad. To brain and foot for mets 6 rnds of avastin (bevacizumab) /chemo. Brain mets gone other tumors showed mild response what now?
Continue therapy: Response is positive thus far. Will have to wait and watch. ...Read more
Starting temodar (temozolomide) prescription for treatment of anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. What are strange side effects?
Not strange: Temodar, (temozolomide) like other chemotherapy agents, may cause nausea and vomiting, may cause a general sense of "malaise", and will have a risk of lowering your white blood cell counts and making you more susceptible to certain infections. It is generally well-tolerated however, more so than most other agents used for astrocytomas. There are no "strange" side-effects that i know of. Talk to your doctors. ...Read more
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