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Glioblastoma multiforme, concerned?

Glioblastoma multiforme, concerned?

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

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Is ewings sarcoma fatal?

Often is: Untreated, or treated only by a charlatan, it is 100% fatal. Generally it requires chemotherapy. The odds in early disease are quite good, and even with metastatic disease cures sometimes happen. ...Read more

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Glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer what is this?

Glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer what is this?

GBM: Gbm is the most agressive type of primary brain tumor. It is of glial cell in origin. They can arise de novo, or can be from progression of a lower grade tumor. Survival beyond 2 years is extremely poor. ...Read more

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Glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 astrocytoma, what is this?

Glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 astrocytoma, what is this?

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 more

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Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/carcinoid-tumors#1 ...Read more

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Hodgkin lymphoma cancer--is it fatal?

Hodgkin lymphoma cancer--is it fatal?

Can be: Early statges of hodkin lymphoma are often curable. The prognosis depends on the type of disease and how widespread it may be at the time of diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can radiotherapy cure fibrosarcoma and angiosarcoma?

Can radiotherapy cure fibrosarcoma and angiosarcoma?

Yes: Usually radiotherapy is used following surgery in the treatment of sarcomas, but both of these sarcomas may respond to radiotherapy. ...Read more

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Pancoast tumor metastisis survival rate?

Pancoast tumor metastisis survival rate?

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 more

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Can ewing sarcoma cancer be fatal?

Can ewing sarcoma cancer be fatal?

Yes. It is a: Disease affecting young men, "always" under 30, teens most common, tending to arise in bones, and metastases to other bones and lung. When caught in the originating bone, usually with pain, or even fracture, before metastasis, it can be cured. Once metastatic, cure is not likely. Ergo, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is the post-surgery anaplastic astrocytoma survival rate?

What is the post-surgery anaplastic astrocytoma survival rate?

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

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Is anaplastic medulloblastoma a brain or childhood cancer?

Is anaplastic medulloblastoma a  brain or childhood cancer?

Anaplastic medullo: Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor (or cancer) in children. Anaplastic medulloblastoma is a particular subtype of this disease. While almost all cases of medulloblastoma occur in children, this disease can also rarely occur in adults. ...Read more

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Is oligodendroglioma a malignant tumor?

Is oligodendroglioma a malignant tumor?

Yes it is: It is a low grade type of cancer. It usually has a fairly good prognosis when treated properly. ...Read more

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Is erythema multiforme contagious?

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Is erythema multiforme contagious?

No.: No. Erthema multiforme is a type of hypersensitive reaction which occurs in response to infections, medications and other causes. It is not contagious. If precipitated by herpes or another infection the herpes is contagious but the erythema multiforme is not. ...Read more

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Hasanyone survived hepatocellular carcinoma?

Hasanyone survived hepatocellular carcinoma?

Yes: Depending on the stage of the cancer and the response to treatment (surgical or nonsurgical methods), patients can survive hcc. There are also establish methods to predict survival in patients with hcc that develops in the setting of underlying liver disease, like hepatitis. ...Read more

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Glioblastoma multiforme, would chemoradation be a good treatment?

Glioblastoma multiforme, would chemoradation be a good treatment?

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 more

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How rare is merkel cell cancer?

How rare is merkel cell cancer?

Pretty rare: During a given year, maybe one person in 250, 000 in the usa gets a merkel cell cancer. The highest risk is in very old white people, with 3 in 100, 000 per year. ...Read more

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Is stage 4 neuroblastoma curable?

Is stage 4 neuroblastoma curable?

Sometimes: Stage 4 nb in children over 18 months of age is usually treated aggressively with chemotherapy, then surgery. This is followed with consolidation with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant and then radiation. Finally, the patient receives minimal residual disease therapy with anti-gd2 monoclonal antibody with cytokines and accutane, for 86% 2 year overall survival. ...Read more

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What's stage 3 rhabdomyosarcoma cancer?

What's stage 3 rhabdomyosarcoma cancer?

Worrisome: Every type of cancer has its own system of staging to tell how far it has gotten. Talk with your physician; a stage 3 rhabdomyosarcoma might be more than 5 cm and/or be in a regional lymph node but not clearly spread farther. "rhabdos" tend to be aggressive and i wish you luck. ...Read more

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Is liposarcoma a fatal cancer?

Is liposarcoma a fatal cancer?

Sometimes: Liposarcoma is a cancer that arises out of the fat cells - often in an extremity. It is usually treated with surgery and radiation. High grade cancers also are treated with chemotherapy. Curability of the cancer is dependent on whether it has spread before treatment (metastasized) or if it high grade under the microscope. This usually means that the cancer is more aggressive. ...Read more

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What causes a non-cancerous blastoma?

What causes a non-cancerous blastoma?

No Idea: Who told you about it? That same person can answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a teratoma and a blastoma?

Separate tumors: A teratoma is a tumor with tissue from an organ resembling normal derivatives of more than one germ layer. They may contain hair, teeth, bone and, very rarely, more complex structures They are usuallly benign . The Blastoma is a tumor thought to arise in embryonic tissue and becomes associated with part of the name of the organ from which it was derived such as neuroblastoma, glioblastoma. ...Read more

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Can an adult have medula blastoma?

Can an adult have medula blastoma?

Yes adults can: Meduloblastoma is a malignant tumor that originate in Cerebellum or Posterior fossa it is ten times more common in children than in adults ...Read more

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If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.

If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.

Yes it is possible: In general dbm is a very bad cancer. Yet a total tumor resection along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cure a very small percentage of patients(5-10%). ...Read more

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What are some blastoma cancers?

What are some blastoma cancers?

Blastomas: Blastoma are most common in children, and are caused by malignancies in precursor cells, called blasts. Some examples include nephroblastoma, medulloblastoma and retinoblastoma. ...Read more

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What are all the blastoma cancers you know of?

What are all the blastoma cancers you know of?

Many types: 'Blastoma' cancers are uncommon forms of malignancies that generally happen in infants/children/young adults. These tumors are sometimes named based upon the organs in which they arise, such as 'retinoblastoma' of the eye, 'hepatoblastoma' of the liver, 'pancreatoblastoma' of the pancreas, pleuropulmonary blastoma' of the lung. Some of these tumors are amenable to surgical and other treatments. ...Read more

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Could you tell me a cure for retino blastoma. Cause cure and if hereditary, how to cure it. Please help?

Could you tell me a cure for retino blastoma. Cause cure and if hereditary, how to cure it. Please help?

NCI web link!!!: Retinoblastoma is a cancer that forms in the tissues of the retina (the light-sensitive layers of nerve tissue at the back of the eye). Retinoblastoma usually occurs in children younger than 5 years. It may be hereditary or nonhereditary (sporadic). Treatment depends upon tumor limited to eye or has spread beyond eye. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/retinoblastoma/patient. ...Read more

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How common is multiforme gluoblastoma in a 30yr old female?

How common is multiforme gluoblastoma in a 30yr old female?

GBM: Glioblastoma multiforme is rare, esp in a 30 year old. GBM accounts for about 15 percent of all brain tumors and primarily occurs in adults between the ages of 45 and 70. Between 2005 and 2009, the median age for death from cancer of the brain and other areas of the nervous system was age 64. ...Read more

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Whats glioblastoma multiforme?

Glioblastoma: Glioblastoma multiforme is a very aggressive brain tumor. Treatment is generally surgery then chemo radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Glioblastoma multiforme, concerned?

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

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Can you explain what erythma multiforme is?

Can you explain what erythma multiforme is?

Inflammatory rash: it is an inflammatory skin rash. It can be present for many reasons. Is not specific for anyone diagnostic consideration. infections of various types, parasites and viruses, medication reactions can cause it, sometimes heat or light cause it. Your physician needs to help clarify why it present ...Read more

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Glioblastoma multiforme, should I be concerned?

Glioblastoma multiforme, should I be concerned?

Yes: This is a serious diagnosis. I would recommend prompt treatment with surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation. Although overall this diagnosis does not carry a good prognosis, some subsets of patients do better than others. Also, newer treatments continue to be investigated, including vaccine treatments. ...Read more

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Is it possible to resect a glioblastoma multiforme?

Is it possible to resect a glioblastoma multiforme?

Generally not: Glioblastoma is a high grade glial tumor. Glial tumors do not have distinct borders because glial cells have extensive cell projections and grow in a network ,rather than with discrete borders. Surgery can be performed to remove the bulk of tumor, but it is generally not possible to remove every tumor cell. Also, the location of the tumor often limits extent of surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to completely resect a glioblastoma multiforme?

Gbm: Yes but location and neurological compromise in most cases didn't allow that. ...Read more

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What are the success stories of anyone surviving glioblastoma multiforme?

What are the success stories of anyone surviving glioblastoma multiforme?

Bad tumor: Cerebral tumors of this type are horrible events, and surgical excision may be useful for yrs. We now have some promising medications, and some newer techniques surgically to implant meds. Yet, the best we can do is prolong life for a while. Unfortunately, there are very few success stories. More understanding and research is needed. ...Read more

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My sister has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme and she's been alive more than 3 years since. Is she doing well or does she have no time left?

My sister has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme and she's been alive more than 3 years since. Is she doing well or does she have no time left?

Hard to tell: Sorry to hear about your sister, but it sounds like she is well into several years of survival. Gbm is an aggressive diagnosis, and many patients do not make it to the three year mark. While many families and patients want to know the "time left, " it's usually impossible to tell. We in oncology believe it's more about quality than quantity; hopefully her quality of life is ok. Best wishes. ...Read more