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Cancer In The Lining Of The Stomach
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
Dysplasia cells in the lining of my stomach. What is the likely hood of turning to cancer. I see my dr in 6 months.
It really depends: The chances of turning into cancer depends on many factors, the main one being if it is high or low grade. Other factors that may need to be addressed would be a possible infection such as h pylori playing a role or excessive acid production. I would recommend you clarify precisely what the finding was and what the treatment and follow up should be with the diagnosing physician before 6 months. ...Read more
Advanced: Sometimes a colon cancer can become large enough that it invades into nearby structures, such as the stomach. Often surgery becomes necessary to remove the colon cancer & remove part of the other structures it is attached to, if safe. Part of of the stomach can be removed if the colon cancer is otherwise contained. Chemotherapy likely indicated after surgery. ...Read more
My sister has Stage IV Lung Cancer that has spread to the bones, stomach lining, liver, aorta, stomach and elsewhere. How long will she last?
Not too long: sorry to say not too long but in my view life and death is not in our hand so we all should appreciate life and live as we are going to die tomorrow by enjoying everything in life and plan as if we are going to live for ever as far your sister concern try to take advantage of the few time left and enjoy with her life as long as she still here with us ...Read more
Had complete hysterectomy, was told can get cancer in the lining of vagina, so therefore pap smears should continue after hysterectomy but every year?
hysterectomy and pap: If the hysterectomy was because of cancer or there was cancer or precancer of your cervix then there is a real risk the reasons for the cancer can also be present for the vagina hence testing the vagina and looking at the vulva is recommended. It might not have to be every year, depends on your particular diagnosis, adding an hpv test might allow fewer pap tests but the vulva can get cancer too. ...Read more
My endometrial lining is 19.2 with a possible polyp. They are doing a hysteroscopy on the 11th. What chance is it of being cancer they are looking for?
They ARE looking: If the radiologist thinks it's a polyp, if it is cancer (odds are it's not, but there's a chance) is has probably not gotten very far. They are of course concerned this is cancer and we need tissue to find out. Let's hope for the best -- you were wise to permit the workup. ...Read more
D & C for 9mm endometrial lining' post menopausal. Said 1 out of 100 chance is cancer and 10-20% chance of precancer? Does this sound reasonable?
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