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Best Jejunal Cancer Treatment
Depends: Depends on type of cancer, how much, location, other factors including extent of disease/spread, predisposing factors, e.g. Ibd, celiac disease. Generally requires surgery, perhaps chemotherapy. Check with GI md, oncologist (cancer specialist), surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare: Jejunal cancer is very rare, and is an odd diagnosis to be concerned about. Signs would be blockage of the intestines, resulting in nausea, vomiting, and a distended abdomen, along with inability to pass gas or stool. However, there are far more non-cancerous reasons for all these symptoms, such as hernias or internal scar tissue (adhesions). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obstruction: Cancers of the jejunum are uncommon and depending on the type may cause obstruction leading to abdominal swelling, vomiting, pain etc. In case of lymphomas there may enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen and elsewhere. Neuroendocrine tumors may produce flushing and cardiac defects i.e., carcinoid syndrome. ...Read more
No information: No one Cancer Treatment Center of America has been shown "better" than another. Something important to remember is that these centers often try unproven treatments in the desperate hope of help. As a cancer surgeon, I have seen many people disappointed by the promises made and not kept at these Centers. Please do careful research at any Center you attend. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The best thing is to avoid cancer causing activity such as smoking. Treatments vary for the type of cancer and there is a best for each category. In some cases a cure is likely and in other cancers unlikely. Treatments involve radiation, surgical removal, chemotherapy, immunomodulation and some toxin therapies. There is no single best treatment. ...Read more
"Best" is hard: To define, but some cancers have clear pathways, others are less well laid out. You can start on the net, but it is a quagmire of mixed good and bad information. Ask friends, church or community, ask your doctor what he would do for a family member, or go to a local or national cancer center. Get a second opinion if dissatisfied or just feels wrong. ...Read more
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