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Doctor insights on: Bony Metastasis

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Hi, I am ngoan, vietnamese. My moon have a lung cancer and metastasis in bony. She will do chemo on this december 17. Can she use fucoidan? Thanks

Hi, I am ngoan, vietnamese. My moon have a lung cancer and metastasis in bony. She will do chemo on this december 17. Can she use fucoidan? Thanks

Go ahead: Suit yourself and don't spend too much money on it. If you possess a basic knowledge of bioscience, you'll realize that essentially all the work that "shows effects of fucoidan" is done on cell cultures, not living organisms. This has been going on for thirty years with weak animal work appearing only in obscure no-impact journals. Do you want to give your money to people who mislead others? ...Read more

Metastasis (Definition)

A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more


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How can metastasis occur?

How can metastasis occur?

3 factors: The tumor must produce matrixmetalloproteinase (MMP) to allow entry into the blood stream. The MMP must breakdown -cadherin to small e cadherin for progression of tumor growth and new cells invading circulation must express a surface antigen that determins site of implantation. Ovary spread to omentum where TGF beta present, Colon to liver because matrix contains liver ferritin. ...Read more

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What's metastasis, and how does it happen? By blood?

What's metastasis, and how does it happen? By blood?

Spread: This can happen in many ways. It can occur through the blood stream, lymph system or by moving through the local tissues. ...Read more

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Barrett's, how long before metastasis becomes dysplasia?

You are mixed up: Barrett's can be associated with dysplasia of varying degrees. If you have dysplasia, then there is a small risk that it can change into cancer of the esophagus. Your gastroenterologist can guide you if you see him/her regularly for endoscopic examination. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to live with liver metastasis?

Yes: Some people with liver metastasis may be cured of their cancer under certain circumstances. Otherwise, there are treatment options to prolong survival. These include local treatments directed at the liver, as well as systemic chemotherapy. The majority of people with liver metastasis, however, unfortunately will ultimately die of the cancer. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the molecules associated with invasion and metastasis?

Complex issue: This is an area of research which has many theories but no proven markers. We currently assess this by grade of the tumor and invasivnesss of the vascular and lymphatic strucures as well as invasion of the lymph nodes and the evidence of extra-capsular(extra-nodal) spread of the tumor , all of which suggest a more invasive and more aggressive tumor which will likely recur and spread far and wide. ...Read more

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What are metastasis?

What are metastasis?

Metastasis: Is when a cancer spreads from 1 part of the body to another part. ...Read more

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What's a metastasis?

Metastasis = spread: Metastasis refers to the spread of cancer to area(s) of the body not contiguous with the original cancer, often other organs such as lung, liver or bone. This means the cancer has "spread". ...Read more

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What does a drop metastasis mean ?

unusual term!: It is something, used when there is a tumor in a lower organ(like in ovary) when the starting organ is located high up in the abdomen, like it can be from stomach cancer. But it is not always an exact term in its causation. ...Read more