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What can I do to treat mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland?

What can I do to treat mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland?

Surgery: Salivary gland tumors are typically treated with surgery. This can entail removing the gland and possibly lymph nodes in the area. Depending on the extent of the cancer (stage), the surgical margins or pathology, radiation therapy may also be used. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/salivarygland/healthprofessional/page1. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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My sister recently diagnosed with atopic dermatitis; she had mucoepidermoid carcinoma of mouth few years ago. Would there be any connection?

My sister recently diagnosed with atopic dermatitis; she had mucoepidermoid carcinoma of mouth few years ago. Would there be any connection?

No: Atopic dermatitis is very common and often a general diagnosis for an allergic-type of skin reaction. There is no direct link with mucoepidermoid carcinoma and atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Diagnosed central mucoepidermoid carcinoma n underwent radio years ago, non metastatic. Now small blood vessel vasculitis, all over. Any connection?

Diagnosed central mucoepidermoid carcinoma n underwent radio years ago, non metastatic. Now small blood vessel vasculitis, all over. Any connection?

Yes, direct: Vasculitis is one of the common consequences of radiation therapy. New therapy involving fat grafts have developed with excellent improvement of vasculitis and dermatitis. See the work of dr rigotti. ...Read more

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What is metaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma? What causes it?

What is metaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma? What causes it?

Metaplastic cancer: A metaplastic cancer is a poorly differentiated carcinoma that looks like a different type of malignancy which is called a sarcoma. The tumors are treated like a carcinoma and not a sarcoma. The causes are the same as for the cancers that they originated from. ...Read more

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What is metaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma? What causes it?

What is metaplastic sarcomatoid carcinoma? What causes it?

Kidney cancer: When I see this type of cancer, one of the common sources is the kidney. This typically takes an aggressive course. If a biopsy shows this, the patient needs a CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the known causes of thymic carcinoma?

What are the known causes of thymic carcinoma?

None are common: The vast majority of thymic carcinomas of all sorts "just happen", without any identifiable risk factors. Genetic mutation is a lottery over the lifetime, and some folks are lucky enough to escape all cancers through old age, but others may end up with an unusual one such as thymic carcinoma. Some of them are very curable while others are tough; i wish you luck. ...Read more

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What is bronchogenic carcinoma? What causes it?

What is bronchogenic carcinoma? What causes it?

Lung Cancer: That is another name for lung cancer. There are many types of lung cancer, including squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma, and metastatic carcinoma (spread from other areas of the body). There are many things that increase risk, especially smoking. Here is a website you can explore. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/index ...Read more