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Best Carcinoid Tumors Program
Good for symptoms: Sandostatin (octreotide) is a medication that decreases the release of hormones from carcinoid tumors, thereby decreasing symptoms of carcinoid (flushing, diarrhea). It may have some effects in slowing the growth of such tumors, but its main use is to treat symptoms of Carcinoid. It is effective for this is over 80% of patients with Carcinoid. ...Read more
Carcinoid refers to neuroendocrine tumors originating in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and appendix. They are usually indolent developing over many years. Aggressive, fast-growing forms such SCLC known as Oat Cell Ca of lung represents neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits rapid growth and early spread to distant sites. They are sensitive ...Read more
Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?
Colon:multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &tubulovillous adenoma.Doctor suggest colonscopy to remove adenoma but another suggested surgery.Which better?
How much metastasis does there need to be to cause carcinoid syndrome from midgut carcinoid tumors?
What is life expectancy of small cell neuroendrocrine carcinoma that metastizied to the brain (35 tumors) and spinal fluid (3 tumors)?
Metastatic brain ca: Poor prognosis. 6-8 months or less especially if more than one. ...Read more
Experts, might someone recommend nexavar (sorafenib) for a stage 4 inactive neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer patient?
Possibly: Stage 4 indicates that you have net at a site distant from the pancreas or regional lymph node, likely the liver. Not clear what you mean by"inactive", whether you mean it is stable or not secreting any substance. In any case, sorafenib (nexavar) is being tested in metastatic net in clinical trials (http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/show/nct00131911) & (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23475104). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer & metastasis: Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. When these cancer cells spread beyond the primary organ- we call this metastasis. ...Read more
Emergency : If you believe you have signs and symptoms consistent with nms such as high grade fever, confusion or muscle rigidity, then you need to go the closest emergency room or call 911. A medication called dantrolene can be life saving in this situation. Generally fevers are high enough to necessitate the use of body cooling modalities. ...Read more
Could a teenage resist treatment for stage 4 metastatic melenoma with mets to brain, liver and skin?
Unsure of question: I'm not sure I'm reading your question correctly. Are you asking if a teenager can REFUSE treatment? It depends upon age of the teenager and the state they live in. If your question is can a teenager be "resistant" to treatment, meaning the treatment won't have much likelihood of working, the answer is yes. How sad- stage 4 melanoma is very rare in teens - I don't think I've ever heard of a case. ...Read more
Best institution for experimental protocol to add to nexavar (sorafenib) for metastatic HCC - 34 yo Asian male, s/p omental resection?
Some response: meds like Xeloda have some tempoary benefit suppressing DNA function as an oral 5FU (fluorouracil). Long term responses are not seen requiring combination therapy to give an optimjum response. Eventually if cancer does show a good response, malignant stem cells will repopulate the site of the original metastasis. ...Read more
How many years does a doctor follow up after removal of a non cancerous meningiona brain tumor? I'm 64 . Thanks! meningioma brain tumor
Depending on grade: It depends on the pathology report and how well the tumor came out. If yours was who grade 1 (very benign) and the surgeon removed all with attached brain membrane, follow up scan up to a few years will be plenty. Please discuss with your surgeon and follow his instruction. ...Read more
Best way to diagnose tumors of the endocrine system or the digestive tract inc carcinoid syndrome accuracy please advise best way and accurate. Thanks
Depends on location: High grade nhl is curable and should be evaluated & treated at a center with experience. However, the treatment may be 4-6 months long and patient will also need family/caregiver support. If the diagnosis is confirmed, subtype properly identified and adequately staged treatment may be safely and skillfully delivered at local or regional cancer center. Access to clinical trials is very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A friend w/ advanced pancreatic cancer. Chemo helped. Tumors in pancreas & liver. Intrathecal pump. Digestion problems. Released to go home. Hospice?
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