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Causes Of Spindle Cell Sarcoma
Lots of variety.: The term "spindle cell" sarcoma is a generic descriptive term that doesn't really give enough information. It would be like asking, "i saw a convertible, how fast can it go?" additional testing often reveals exactly what kind of sarcoma, and then once you know that, you can more accurately discuss the prognosis and the treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more
Yes it often is: Spindle cell cancers are often called sarcomas. They can arise either in the soft tissues or in the bones. Ask your doctor what is the name of your cancer? If it is a sarcoma, chemotherapy is useful in about half of the cases, often it is used in conjunction with surgery and radiotherapy. ...Read more
Some help: High grade spindle cell sarcomas are aggressive and every effort to remove the primary, control the surgical site if larger than 10 cm with RT should be made. If metastatic foci are noted surgical resection can also benefit as seen with lung mets. Primary treatment with drugs like Ifosfamide and platinum may help but primary removal is most important ...Read more
Can you tell me some odd cells that were on the tumorthey called it sarcoma. What is going to happen next?
Need more info: It depends on many factors. First, is it a sarcoma of bone or soft tissue. Bone sarcomas usually get chemo, while it is variable for soft tissue sarcomas. It also depends if the tumor had spread. In most cases sarcoma is treated with surgery. Talk to your doctor to get more answers. ...Read more
Clinical trials...: The largest published study to date (one institution) showed no increase in survival over conventional chemotherapy. However, this question is currently being evaluated in a collaborative clinical trial between europe and the us. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/view?Version=healthprofessional&cdrid=68608. ...Read more
3 irregular lobular mass with slight subcutaneous edema above massconcern for soft tissue sarcoma..Possibly synovial cell. What exactly does this mean?
Tuberous sclerosis have a large percentage of which of the following tumors? 1-renal cell carcenoma 2-adenoma 3-angiomyolipoma 3-oncocytoma 4-sarcoma
6-year-old girl has ewing sarcoma. Finished chemo, surgery, radiotherapy, find that cancer cells spread. Dr said survival rate is 10% as it's in bones?
Sarcomas are rare: While Ewing's sarcoma is usually painful, it's an extremely rare tumor, so the chances of having it are very low. About 3 in a million people get it and usually in their teenage years. Most bone pain has other causes. The usual symptoms are pain and a mass (swelling). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily. : There are a lot of things that can give you abdominal pain- both physical and psychological abnormality/condition can give you abdominal pain, if you have kaposi's sarcoma and if you have abdominal pain- go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. Kaposi's sarcoma can involve GI tract and can give you different GI symptoms including abdominal pain etc. ...Read more
Pain meds: Taking pain medications is helpful for leg pain from ewing's sarcoma as it will keep you more comfortable and allow you to perform you normal activities. But it is important that you are getting treatment for the ewing's sarcoma. If the pain is worsening then make sure to speak with your oncologist about the problem. ...Read more
How long does human herpes 8 virus , the one that causes kaposi sarcoma, live outside the body on a door handle?
Had 1951 pediatric radiation treatments for a sarcoma on the right mandible. It caused hearing loss, thyroid, dental problems. How should I handle it?
Need more info : Having radiation treatment in the jaw can lead to numerous complications. Especially at an early age. Growth influence possible. Living into sixties is a blessing and tribute to your medical care. However need more information about what dental problems you are experiencing. Caries, tooth loss, dry mouth, bite problems, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My co-worker was recently diagnosed with spindle cell neo plasma in her vagina. Will she die from this?
Not appropriate: You really should not be asking specific questions about another person's medical problems without his or her permission. ...Read more
Does the presence of spindle cells in a pap smear always indicate cancer or can they be present with moderate or severe dyskariosis? Ie cin3?
Not always cancer: Spindle cells (sc) have bilateral tapering poles (like a football); their presence on pap smear indicates issues ranging from benign reactive or reparative changes, artifactual/normal squamous cell shape, to rare malignancies (carcinosarcoma, metastatic desmoplastic melanoma). Sc morphology is seen in connective tissue. Pap grade (high or low intraepithelial lesions, cin 1-3) is more tellig.N. ...Read more
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