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How quick does throat cancer growths spread?

How quick does throat cancer growths spread?

Throat cancer: Hello, the most common type of throat cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer is very dangerous because it spreads so quickly. However, there are a few important variables that affect each patient individually. First where is the cancer originating? If it comes from the vocal cords or from the tongue. This is very important. Also the grade of the cancer itself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can lung cancer spread to stomach?

Can lung cancer spread to stomach?

Yes: http://goo.gl/qyxxk4 "...The most frequent tumors involved in secondary gastric sites are melanoma, breast, and lung cancer..." http://goo.Gl/r2bnbz "...Reported that the incidence of gastric metastasis was 1.7% in 1010 autopsy cases and that the most common cancers metastasizing to the stomach were breast cancer, melanoma and lung cancer..." http://goo.Gl/tjkovg. ...Read more

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To which lymph nodes can esophageal cancer spread?

To which lymph nodes can esophageal cancer spread?

Local and distant: The most common spread is to local nodes around the esophagus. But the spread, or metastasis can be more distant such as to nodes around the celiac plexus, the region where the blood supply to the stomach arises below the diaphragm. But distant metastasis can be to nodes in the neck, particularly associated with the lymphatic chain that drains into the subclavian vein on left behind clavicle ...Read more

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How can cancer spread?

How can cancer spread?

See below: Cancer can spread by invading nearby tissues, by invading lymphatics and thus gaining entry into blood and by invading veins and spreading through the blood stream. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/metastatic. ...Read more

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Can oral or oropharyngeal cancer spread to supraclavicular nodes without spreading to other cervical nodes first?

Can oral or oropharyngeal cancer spread to supraclavicular nodes  without spreading to other cervical nodes first?

Unusual but possible: As we are taught in fellowship, "tumors don't read text books." supraclavicular nodal metastasis is a distant site, technically stage iv. Usually the pattern is regional spread followed by more distant spread, but sometimes there are "skip" situations. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How quickly can lung cancer spread?

How quickly can lung cancer spread?

Depends: Depends on the type of lung cancer, the location, and the person's overall immune status. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer spread in family?

Can lung cancer spread in family?

No: Individual entity. Not infection. Not communicable. But with smoking, exposure, second hand smoke several family members can have cancer. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer thats spread to chest be cured?

Depends: Lung cancer can go from localized (stage 1) to wide- spread (stage iv). If it goes from involving one lobe only, to more than one lobe, the lymph nodes in the chest, the other lung, the chest wall, or the other structures in the chest, the chances of cure drop significantly. Lung cancer is best treated when it is found early, and the most successful treatment is surgery. ...Read more

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How quickly can lympnode cancer spread?

How quickly can lympnode cancer spread?

Varies a lot: If you mean cancer that starts in the nodes (lymphoma), you need to know that there are many kinds with different behaviors. Some stay stable for years or sometimes decades whereas others may double in size within a couple of days. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer spread?

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How can breast cancer spread?

3 ways: It spread through lymphatic organ ( lymph glands) , through blood circulation and direct invasion to the adjacent organ such as skin, chest wall etc. ...Read more

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Can esophageal cancer spread to supraclavicular lymph nodes without causing any symptoms?

Can  esophageal cancer spread to supraclavicular lymph nodes without causing any symptoms?

Sadly yes: Esophagus is a muscular tube that can stretch, so often no symptoms until it can't . Also has no outer membrane surrounding it so easier to spread outside the organ itself. ...Read more

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How commonly can lung cancer spread to the nose?

Extremely rare: Extremely rare. Usually late stage lung cancer metastasizes to bones, liver and brain. ...Read more

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Can oral cancer be as dangerous as lung cancer and does oral cancer spread?

Can oral cancer be as dangerous as lung cancer and does oral cancer spread?

No difference: In late stages oral cancer for example may spread to a cancer in the lungs or the brain, which was not the location of the original, primary neoplasm. ...Read more

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Can mouth cancer be cured?

Can mouth cancer be cured?

Oral cancer: As in any cancer, early detection and treatment is crucial to the best possible prognosis to any cancer remission. ...Read more

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Can prostate cancer spreading into the lymph nodes area still safe?

Can prostate cancer spreading into the lymph nodes area still safe?

No: Prostate cancer does not tend to spread to lymph nodes until it is quite advanced. These aggressive tumors have a much higher risk of leading to demise from prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Can lung infection cause cancer?

Can lung infection cause cancer?

Probably not: There is no evidence of a direct link between lung infection and cancer. Chronic inflammation (eg. Emphysema and, to a lesser degree, chronic bronchitis) confers a risk of lung cancer. There is a weak link between a history of pneumonia and a 15-20% higher risk of lung cancer, but compare that to 40 years of smoking, which increases the chance of cancer by 2500%. Its all relative. ...Read more

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Could HPV cause throat cancer?

Could HPV cause throat cancer?

Yes: The germ that can trigger cervical cancer,hpv, can be shared between sex partners.In males it can cause penile,anal and esophageal cancer, all of which take years to develop.The male may also carry the hpv and never have any problem with it, and never know they have it. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer spread to the brain, be cured?

Can breast cancer spread to the brain, be cured?

Mets to Brain: Unfortunately, a cure would be very unlikely.But, survivial time and quality of life are increasing there are meds that can treat disease that spreads and newer treatment that involve radiation that specfically targets small tumors.Reasearch and trials of antibodies targeting certain tumor types continue.Still, the best way is finding the breast cancer very early in the breast through exams etc. ...Read more

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Can you feel cancer spread?

Can you feel cancer spread?

No: Unless the spread causes pain or is in a location that can be "felt" ie near the surface or deep but very large and therefore noted on exam. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Throat Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the voice box, the vocal cords, and other ...Read more