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Cancer Has Mestacized To The Liver What Does That Mean
What does staging mean in terms of the seriousness of uterine cancer? My mother has been diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. Does this mean that her cancer is not serious, or has not spread?
Hello. : Hello. Stage i uterine cancer means that the tumor has grown in to the endometrium and possibly into the myometrium of the uterus. Regarding what type of treatment will be recommended will depend on the stage and input from members of the treatment team. Possible treatments of uterine cancer includes: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatment. It means it has not spread outside the confines of the uterus. I consider all cancer to be serious but her doctor may be able to provide a better gauge for that. ...Read more
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
My son has pancreatic cancer and it has matastized to the liver. That tumor is small and the cancer is no where else. Why not remove the liver tumor?
Someone I know has Stage 3 Liver Cancer, but it's "in remission." What does that mean? What is their outlook on life.They have to get liver transplant
Liver cancer: Can be a very serious illness. If it is "in remission", then there is usually no evidence of cancer currently, although there is a high rate of recurrence regardless. If the patient is being considered for a liver transplant, there is probably no evidence of cancer growth seen at this time. The long-term prognosis depends on many factors, and it is impossible to comment on that here. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom's doctor says that colon cancer can not metasize to the brain without first affecting the liver. Is that true?
What does tumour markers (for testicular cancer)mean? Does the cancer have to be wide spread before it shows in the blood?
No: There are three different tumor markers that can be elevated in different types of testicular cancer: beta hcg, afp, and ldh. They can be elevated even when the cancer is only in the testicle and hasn't spread anywhere else in the body. On the other hand, it is also possible to have metastases without elevated markers because some types often don't make any marker at all (eg pure seminoma). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
See below: Can be stage 2 or higher breast cancer. Would need more information on breast tumor size, cell type, hormone receptors, tumor dna. Will need surgery for lumpectomy & removal of some axillary lymph nodes, chemotherapy, radiation therapy. The oncologist that has all the information can be much more informative. ...Read more
What does it mean that the prognosis for chromophobe renal cancer is favorable. I have read this in many different articles.?
Many: The liver makes a number of substances, like the protein Albumin in our blood, clotting factors to allow our blood to clot ok, and it "detoxes" us from toxins we either take in or make naturally. Without it working well, protein levels go down, we accumulate toxins, and we have abnormal bruising/bleeding. It also backs up pressure into veins that can bleed in the gullet, causes edema and abd fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe Hashimoto: Lymphocytes are part of a disorder called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis or hashimoto disease. This is an autoimmune disease against components of thyroid hormone production. You should have a thyroperoxidase antibody test to see if it is positive. That, combined with the biopsy result, would confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Liver cancer stage: Assuming that this liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma, ajcc (american joint committee on cancer) stage iii refers to one of the following scenarios: multiple large tumors or tumor involving the portal/hepatic vein(s)/major branch thereof or direct invasion of adjacent organs (other than gallbladder) or tumor perforation of the liver capsule. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 Uterine CA: Stage IV uterine cancer involves the bladder, bowel or distant locations in the body. Stage iva cancer has invaded the bladder and/or bowel and ivb disease has spread to distant locations in the body. "inoperable" means that it is not amenable to definitive surgical removal, but debulking surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and /or hormonal treatments have been used for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My aunt has had blood cancer that is now leukemia. She heard that acai can eradicate most of the leukemia. Does it work, how well and in what dosage?
No: Please don't do this- acai won't eradicate any of her cancer, nor anyone else's either. It's a great berry and a wonderful breakfast food but it's not a cancer treatment in any sense. Leukemia is a serious condition but there are a number of good, accepted, standard of care treatments that can have remarkable efficacy. ...Read more
What does blown out calyces mean in my report? Does this mean that kidney is damaged or has to be removed. The other kidney is functioning well.
Chronic obstruction: The calyces are the beginning of the collecting system within the kidney. They are sharp when not blocked. With obstruction they dilate. Blown out calyces indicate a very dilated system which represents a very obstructed system which is chronic in nature. It is important to ask whether our not that kidney has any cortical tissue remaining. The cortical tissue is the functional part of the kidney. ...Read more
Bleeding: I have seen many patients die of liver failure. The most common causes of death: hemorrhage or uncontrolled bleeding often from an varix in the esophagus, encephalopathy leading to aspiration and/or inability to protect airway/breathing mechanisms, septicemia from infected ascites, acidosis from high lactate levels, and miscellaneous infections. ...Read more
Stage 4 cancer that has mets to brain, lungs, adrenal gland and now liver, cause bowels to shut down? If so what are the signs that it is happening?
It depends on so man: Bowel obstruction can occur in any advanced abdominal cancer. If the bowels are compromised by tumor they can close/obstruct. It is not difficult to tell when that happens because no food will pass through them. As a result patients become constipated/obstipated and have increasing pain in the abdomen and are unable to eat and drink due to persistent nausea and vomiting. The belly swells up also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scarring of the live: Cirrhosis of the liver refers to scarring and distortion of the architecture of the liver cells. Cirrhosis is the end result of an insult to the liver by infections like viruses, or substance like toxins, chemicals, medicines, or in some cases the result of heredity or autoimmunity. Patients with cirrhosis may develop liver failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
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