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Is a nodule another name for a met in colon cancer ?

Nodule: Nodule is simply a term that denotes a well circumscribed mass. It can be either benign or malignant. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Is a CEA lab result of a 4.4 a good indicator for stage 4 colon cancer that perhaps the cancer has not spread that much? Better survival rate?

Is a CEA lab result of a 4.4 a good indicator for stage 4 colon cancer that perhaps the cancer has not spread that much?  Better survival rate?

No: Cea (carcinoembryonicantigen) is a protein that is released by some tumors into the bloodstream. It is useful for follow-up of cancer after treatment, ie, if the cea is elevated before treatment and returns to normal after treatment, we are optimistic that the cancer was well-treated. If it then becomes elevated, we must search for recurrence. In your case, it is impt to know the # pre-rx. ...Read more

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In a metastic colon can patient is a nodule in adrenal gland a met ?

It can be: Adrenal nodules are common and are often benign. But several cancers are prone to spread and land in the Adrenal gland as metastatic cancer. This can be determines with the help of PET scan or a biopsy if the nodule is growing in serial CT scan studies. This can be sorted out in 2-3 month time of follow up/repeat study. ...Read more

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Is there a melanoma cancer walk or a melanoma society?

Is there a melanoma cancer walk or a melanoma society?

Yes: Melanoma is a lethal disease if untreated, early detection and excision will cure melanoma.Awareness and education is essential to cure, which is done by melanoma walks in your local area, several organisations like melanoma research alliance, melanoma.Org etc contact your local american society office for more information or your local hospital. ...Read more

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If a blood test is done and there is no detection of cancer, is it concluded that cancer is in remission? The type of cancer is lung cancer

If a blood test is done and there is no detection of cancer, is it concluded that cancer is in remission? The type of cancer is lung cancer

Discuss...: Your question is not exactly clear. "remission" is a term used to describe cancer that was diagnosed and after treatment or in unusual cases "spontaneously" is no longer clinically present. The "blood tests" currently marketed are used to "find" (screen) cancer. Tests like "early cdt" are generally inaccurate if you have already had a cancer. Not used to diagnose "remission". ...Read more

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A single cancer cell will always result later in a tumor, lesion or mass? Does a cancer cell always multiplies with/without intervention?

A single cancer cell will always result later in a tumor, lesion or mass? Does a cancer cell always multiplies with/without intervention?

Nobody really knows: I would say NO. Surely many individual cancer cells die or don't reproduce, for any number of reasons. Suppose there are 37 trillion cells in the human body (like some websites say). Even if only one in 3.7 billion cells turned cancerous, that would be 10,000 cancers cells... and nobody walks around with that many tumors. That suggests cancer cells must be dying or failing to multiply. ...Read more

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Found out there is also a risk of breast cancer in my family. Could a mastectomy be considered preventive medicine in my case?

Found out there is also a risk of breast cancer in my family. Could a mastectomy be considered preventive medicine in my case?

Not necessarily: You need to have a discussion with your doctor about all the details and may get a genetic test. Even after that it is not an easy call, but it is not an issue for this forum. ...Read more

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Is a remission the same as a cure for hematologic cancer?

Is a remission the same as a cure for hematologic cancer?

No: Remission usually refers to lack of detectable signs of the cancer. Cure is elimination of all cancer and is usually ascertained by the passage of time. Five years without any signs of cancer can usually be assumed to be cured. ...Read more

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Hi, tell me a way to cure a malignant melanoma that has metastesised in two axillary lymph nodes? Chemo, radiation and surgery is not an option.

Hi, tell me a way to cure a malignant melanoma that has metastesised in two axillary lymph nodes? Chemo, radiation and surgery is not an option.

Limited options: Ask yourself why these are not options, and discuss with a surgical oncologist. Patients do very well after an axillary dissection and return to normal activities with the arm. You may be relying on incorrect information in making that decision. The most feared side effect, lymphedema, will likely occur anyway secondary to the cancer under the arm. Surgery alone may be curative. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cancer in the lipnos?

Is there a cure for cancer in the lipnos?

Depends: Did it start there (lymphoma) or is it from somewhere else? We need more info to answer your question. ...Read more

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Cancer: Is Keytruda, as a cancer immunotherapy, only currently available in a clinical trial?

Cancer: Is Keytruda, as a cancer immunotherapy, only currently available in a clinical trial?

Keytruda: Is available on the market for some cancer types of skin and lungs. May be it is still in trials for other forms of cancers. Ask your oncologist about the protocols meant for yourself or whom you're asking on his/her behalf, best wishes ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for lung cancer with a lesion in the brain?

What is the prognosis for lung cancer with a lesion in the brain?

Likely poor/bad.: A lung cancer with a lesion in the brain is considered stage IV as this means that there is distant metastasis. This has a 5 year survival of < 5%, so you can see that the chances of successful therapy are very small. But take heart, for therapy has come a long way and depending on the type, like small cell cancer, chemotherapy can stop even extensive cases. So see your dr.B/c you never know. ...Read more

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Is radiotherapy a good radiation for a meningomia ?

Is radiotherapy a good radiation for a meningomia ?

Benign tumors: Radiotherapy refers to medical treatment with radiation. Benign tumors are usually not treated with radiation therapy. Meningiomas make up the most common benign tumor of the brain. Although certain meningiomas are malignant, i.e. Cancerous, the majority of these tumors are benign and preferably treated with surgical resection over radiation. A surgical biopsy is needed to differentiate the two. ...Read more

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Is the chemotherapy protocol at a major medical university cancer center usually the same for liver cancer as it is for pancreatic (no mets) cancer?

Is the chemotherapy protocol at a major medical university cancer center usually the same for liver cancer as it is for pancreatic (no mets) cancer?

Yes and no: The choice of treatment for liver Cancer is Sorafenib which is not a chemotherapy but it is called a Targeted agent. Chemo is often used for Cholangiocarcinoma, a type of Cancer arising from bile ducts of the liver. This latter type of Cancer is treated with chemo drugs which are more or less similar but not exactly same as those used forpancreas cancer(Gemcitabine +Cisplatin or oxaliplatin) ...Read more

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What is involved in bringing in a relative from another country for cancer treatment?

What is involved in bringing in a relative from another country for cancer treatment?

Research: You would need to do a lot of research first as to who would accept the treatment of the patient, costs of treatments, who will pay (insurance or not?). Would need detailed medical records of the patient as to what has already been done. Would need to know if there is any treatment here that would benefit the patient, as you would want to avoid the trip if there is no treatment available. ...Read more

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Can Keytruda, as an immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer, be part of a chemo protocol at major medical center vs. only available in a clinical trial?

Can Keytruda, as an immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer, be part of a chemo protocol at major medical center vs. only available in a clinical trial?

Join aClinical trial: Keytruda used alone has not shown significant activity. So it is being tested in combination with targeted agents. This is being done as a clinical trial. But you have to go to a cancer Center where there is a Pancreatic Cancer team which has a center for Pancreatic Cancer like in Houston or New York or Nashville(Sarah Cannon cancer Center) ...Read more

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What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

Agree w/Dr Contreras: Malignant neoplasm means that something's a cancerous tumor.The're many different types of cancer ex:skin, colon, kidney, etc.Prognosis, or how treatable something is, depends on size, type, pathological features, staging of the cancer.Hope you or loved one do well, as the word "cancer" strikes fear in people, but know that many types of cancer are now very treatable.Positive attitude/faith help prognosis. ...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

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more