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Extragonadal germ cell tumor?

Extragonadal germ cell tumor?

The gonads produce: Sperm in men (&testosterone) and eggs/ova in women (& estrogens), and these are also the sites of germ cell tumors. Outside the gonads, the mediastinum and brain (pineal) are the most common extragonadal sites. These are known to produce markers (hcg, alphafeto-protein) and responsve and curable with chemotherapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are mast cell tumors people tumors or dog tumors?

Are mast cell tumors people tumors or dog tumors?

I know humans: I don't know about dogs, but humans can get systemic mastocytosis. An uncommon clonal growth of mast cells. Mast cells may also be reactive, such as from allergies. ...Read more

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Non-small cell carcinoma vs small cell carcinoma?

Non-small cell carcinoma vs small cell carcinoma?

Small cell was: Distinguised because there is almost never a role for surgery, and always a role for chemotherapy. Non-small cell prior to 1980 never had chemotherapy. Both are caused by smoking sclc 100%; /nsclc 90-95%. Nsclc just in lung usually treated with surgery. Any + node gets chemo. If mediastinal nodes are positive, standard is chemo/xrt. Get more than 1 opinion before starting treatment if yo have ? ...Read more

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What about neuroendocrine (islet cell tumors)?

What about neuroendocrine (islet cell tumors)?

Interesting tumor: Overally, neuroendocrine tumors are often capable of over-producing hormones that your body naturally makes. Islet cells are cells that are naturally present in the pancreas and produce a number of hormones, most notably insulin. Insulin helps you break down and digest sugars. Patients with an islet cell tumor can produce too much Insulin resulting in weight & gain and low blood sugars. ...Read more

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Are wilms' tumors malignant?

Are wilms' tumors malignant?

Yes: Wilms' tumor is a malignant tumor of the kidney that usually occurs in childhood. ...Read more

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What are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma?

What are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma?

Types of cancer: Malignant melanoma is a type of cancer that originates from the melanocytes. It often travels to distant locations in the body and is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma rarely travels to other parts of the body, but will recur locally if not treated appropriately. Squamous cell carcinoma rarely travels to other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Can cell phones cause cancer, brain tumors, etc?

Can cell phones cause cancer, brain tumors, etc?

Controversial: There is very little evidence that cell phone usage causes brain tumors. At least one large study in (i think) sweden suggested a slight increase in the frequency of tumors or the 8th (acoustic) nerve in high-use individuals, but showed no increase in other types of brain tumors, including gliomas. Other studies have not even supported that there are more 8th nerve tumors from cell phones. ...Read more

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Is metastatic squamous cell carcinoma genetic?

Is metastatic squamous cell carcinoma genetic?

Genetic component?: There could be genetic component to a squamous cell cancer, although the exact implications on treatment aren't known. Obviously if there is a strong family history of cancers, or if it strikes someone who is young and/or a non smoker/drinker i would suspect a strong genetic contribution. Without more details, it is hard to say with any certainty. ...Read more

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Are cell phones linked to brain cancer/tumor?

Are cell phones linked to brain cancer/tumor?

I say "No": This stuff has been thrown around for almost 30 years without any mechanism that makes sense (the radiation from a phone isn't the wavelength that damages genes). Epidemiology by survey, especially retrospective studies, generates many false-positive alleged links; in one huge study, there were more cancers on the opposite side. Enjoy technology and stop worrying. ...Read more

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Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/carcinoid-tumors#1 ...Read more

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Invasive non keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma tongue showing nests of malignant squamous cells grade 3 prognosis?

Invasive non keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma tongue showing nests of malignant squamous cells grade 3 prognosis?

Can be cured: If no nodes palpable and lesion localized, RT chemo can reduce size and position site for curative resection. Partial glossectomy after initial therapy. If larger and not responsive to chemo, Ive used hight dose MTX with citrovorum factor over 12 hrs. Most effective in presence of nodal disease Basic chemo is Platinum/Taxol + RT ...Read more

Dr. Eric Wang Dr. Wang
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Are brain tumors curable?

Dr. Eric Wang Dr. Wang
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Are brain tumors curable?

Yes: Depending on the type of tumor and location, brain tumors can be treatable and/or curable, but often the treatment is difficult and true cure is not attained. Typical treatment involves some combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is infiltrative basal cell carcinoma an aggressive cancer?

Is infiltrative basal cell carcinoma an aggressive cancer?

Can Be: Usually basal cell carcinoma tend to be less aggressive than some other types of skin cancers. Here is a good resource for more on the topic http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/skin-cancer-non-melanoma. ...Read more

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Can merkel cell carcinoma be inherited?

Can merkel cell carcinoma be inherited?

Not inherited: Merkel cell carcinoma, a neuroendocrine tumor of the skin, is not inherited. The majority of these tumors in fact seem to be associated with a virus (merkel cell polyomavirus). ...Read more

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Does stem cell transplantation treat hematologic cancer?

Does stem cell transplantation treat hematologic cancer?

Yes: Stem cell transplant is used to treat leukemias and lymphomas, both are types of hematologist malignancies. ...Read more

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Where can squamous cell cancers develop?

Skin & other sites.: Squamous refers to the type of cancer as determined by microscopic appearance. They are common in the skin. The other sites are often smoking related and include head and neck, lung, esophagus and anus. Other sites also are rarely seen. ...Read more

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Can cell phones cause cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Can cell phones cause cancer?

No strong evidence: The studies out there show that there could be some risk of cell phone and development of glioma , but the evidence is not strong enough to confirm the link, and needs to be researched further. It is definitely raise a concern, but there is no conclusive relationship. So, use an ear piece and don't let / limit your children use cell phone. ...Read more

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Are cell phones implicated in cancer?

Are cell phones implicated in cancer?

Yes: Occasional use is not a big concern but there is sound science implicating cell phones in increased incidence of certain cancers, esp. parotid gland tumors and brain cancer. See http://www.realfarmacy.com/keep-cell-phone-stop-consequences-deadly/ & https://tinyurl.com/nk6ufrt The closer to your body the greater the risk.I use the speaker option to talk, avoid carrying it on me & don't sleep by it. ...Read more

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With germ cell tumor that to deal with germ cell tumor cancer?

Clarify, can be CA.: These can be cancer. These are tumors of germ cells which can be from the gonads, or ovary and testis, or from outside these areas and occur during embryonic development. These can be cancerous or non-cancerous. Prognosis varies. Some, like seminoma, have a very good prognosis. ...Read more

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