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What is mucin-producing metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma?

What is mucin-producing metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma?

Subtype of colon Ca: Mucin producing metastatic adenoca of the colon is derived from a primary adenoCa of colon producing large amounts of extracelluar mucin with greater than a 50% mucinous component. The proximal colon and appendix represents 10-20% of these colorectal neoplasms. The rt. Colon is the usual source for most of these lesions presenting with more advanced forms of disease than other colonic sites. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Can this adenocarcinoma of the colon be caused from Asbestos?

Can this adenocarcinoma of the colon be caused from Asbestos?

No: Asbestos has heen associated with the development of pleural mesothelioma. That appears to be its only associated malignant disorder. Considering that over a hundred thousand patients develop colon cancer yearly in the US, non have any history of such exposure. Rather it is believed that polyoma virus has an association with colonic neoplasms where tumor began as a GI inflammatory process. ...Read more

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If you have ben diagnosed with adenocarcinoma colon cancer stage IV what is the outlook? Is there a cure? How will this affect the quality of ones l

Outlook can be good: Eventhough stage iv, meenng metastatic disease, is not curable; the outlook can be good since there are good chemotherapy for this disease as well as other local aggressive treatments that are effective against this disease. The mainstay of treatment for stage IV remains chemo and local aggressive treatments like surgery, radiosurgery, rfa etc can be used when appropriate. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma cancer in my very upper colon. How fast does this spread. Last colonoscopy was 3 years ago? My endoscopy of

Adenocarcinoma colon: Sorry to hear that. Please discuss the management with your physician who knows more about your health to decide treatment- surgery, chemotherapy and or radiation. Response to treatment/survival/ spreading depends on stage and response to treatment. ...Read more

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What treatment to expect with adenocarcinoma colon cancer?

What treatment to expect with adenocarcinoma colon cancer?

Surgery, chemo: Depending on the stage, an operation is usually necessary to remove the diseased portion of the colon along with its nearby lymph nodes. Then, depending on if the cancer has spread to those lymph nodes impacts whether you will also need chemotherapy. If the cancer has already spread beyond the colon, sometimes you start with chemo. ...Read more

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How long will my mother live when she is diagnosed with colon adenocarcinoma early stage?

How long will my mother live when she is diagnosed with colon adenocarcinoma early stage?

It depends.: It depends on how early the stage is. This is staged by the duke's classification system. Stage a has >90% 5 year survival where tumor is confined to the mucosa and submucosa. Stage b is 70-85% goes up to the muscularis, serosa, and pericolonic fat. Stage c has 35-65% 5 year survival with lymph node involvement. Stage d has 5% 5 year survival with distant metastasis to lung, bone, liver, etc. ...Read more

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64 YO female, biopse: ulcerated colonic mucosa with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. .. what does it mean and is there a cure?

64 YO female, biopse: ulcerated colonic mucosa with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. .. what does it mean and is there a cure?

Yes good out look: If localized has excellent prognosis, get it treated, follow your doctors advise, share your fears with your family and they will give you all the support you need and help you to pass this crisis. Good Luck ...Read more

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Biopsy of hepatic mass segment 7 and 8 with final diagnosis of Invasive Adenocarcinoma, what does this mean? Colon Cancer?

Possibly: A number of different adenoCa's can spread to liver. Colonoscopy followed by PET/CAT may be needed to determine origin of the metastatic lesion. Once primary is addressed, the liver can be handled since lesions of liver do not spread out of liver but primary's can spread to other sites. Liver then approached by resection, microwave ablation or chemoembolization. ...Read more

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How much time will my mother live when she is diagnosed with colon cancer - adenocarcinoma at stage 3?

How much time will my mother live when she is diagnosed with colon cancer - adenocarcinoma at stage 3?

Colon cancer: Nobody knows how long one would live. It depends on so many factors- i.e. her age, her overall condition, other medical problems, whether she would get therapy or refuse therapy etc. Most importantly is for you to cherish and support her while you still can. Statistically, 5 year overall survival for stage 3 colon cancer- around 50-60%. In stage 3, the therapy is still aiming for a cure. ...Read more

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Colon:multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &tubulovillous adenoma. Doctor suggest colonscopy to remove adenoma but another suggested surgery. Which better?

Colon:multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &tubulovillous adenoma. Doctor suggest colonscopy to remove adenoma but another suggested surgery. Which better?

Depends: The 2 important factors to consider are the size of the polyp ; your health status. If the polyp is small and your health is not good, colonoscopic removal may be your best bet. If the polyp is very large ; your are in good health, surgery may be the wiser option. ...Read more

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My 64yr old mother had a adenocarcinoma mass remvd from rgt colon 5.8cm.2 out of 24 nodes positive. Path report says stage T3, (liothyronine)N1b, Mx...What's next?

Oncology: Now that your mother has been accurately staged, she will need to follow up with an oncologist to determine her chemotherapy regimen. Make sure the doctor/pathologist checked for MIscrosatelite instability (mismatch repair). Studies such as BRAF and KRAS can be performed on tissue to help tailor her chemotherapy regimen. Need to see an Oncologist. ...Read more

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Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion. Is it cancer?

Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion. Is it cancer?

Yes: Adenocarcinoma in situ is cancer. The area suggestive of micro invasion suggests you should have rather aggressive followup screening which I am sure your doctor has, or will soon suggest. Stay on top of this and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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30 year old female, stage iii-b well differentiated adenocarcinoma in sigmoid colon 4 lymph nodes affected was surgically removed. What's better xelox or folfox for chemo? And why?

30 year old female, stage iii-b well differentiated adenocarcinoma in sigmoid colon 4 lymph nodes affected was surgically removed. What's better xelox or folfox for chemo? And why?

Trust oncologist: 30 yr old stage iii b needs all that is needed to prevent recurrence, both drugs have oxaplatin, folfox has 5 fu & Folic Acid, xelox has Capecitabine, all comparative studies showed almost equal results, please rely and trust your oncologist advise, as therapies are changing so fast for good, will encourage if you want to take a second opinion good luck ...Read more

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Biopsy: "sigmoid colon, well differentiated adenocarcinoma, grade i" does this indicate that the tumor won't probably metastasize? Triphasic CT shows a lesion in the liver (1cm) as well.

Biopsy: "sigmoid colon, well differentiated adenocarcinoma, grade i" does this indicate that the tumor won't probably metastasize? Triphasic CT shows a lesion in the liver (1cm) as well.

Grade 1 is a good: Sign, but nothing is guaranteed. Need to further understand the liver lesion as well. Work with the medical team to put together the best treatment plan for the individual patient situation. ...Read more

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Been having thin/narrow stools. Clear rectal exam by gp/no blood in stool. Should I fear colon cancer? I'm 39 &had adenocarcinoma insitu of cervix 4yrago

Been having thin/narrow stools. Clear rectal exam by gp/no blood in stool. Should I fear colon cancer? I'm 39 &had adenocarcinoma insitu of cervix 4yrago

Possible lesion: In situ adeno unrelated unless some for of radiation employed that could narrow distal bowel. Narrowing of stool suggests that there is some constriction of bowel causing a narrowing of the lumen and thus the stool. Blood does not have to be present but relying on a gp rectal not satisfactory. Sigmoidoscopy at a minimum and colonoscopy more accepted for this problem. ...Read more

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What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

Advanced cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a certain type of cancer. It can occur anywhere in the body, but the common ones are colon, lung, and breast cancer. Stage ivb is an advanced stage of cancer. ...Read more

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Is adenocarcinoma life threatning?

Most definitely.: I hope your doctor told you how serious this is, and how important early treatment be instituted. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of adenocarcinoma?

What is the prognosis of adenocarcinoma?

Depends on stage: Depends on several factors. One of them is stage, which basically describes if the cancer is local or how far its spread. Also the primary source of the cancer (pancreas vs lung for example) also leads to different prognosis. ...Read more

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What tissues are affected by adenocarcinoma?

Glandular tissue: Adenocarcinoma represents a significant group of malignant lesions which arise in the Lung, GI tract, breast tissue and uterus. As such we find lung adenocarcinomas producing pulmonary mucin, stomach cancer in the glandular mucosa, colon cancer endometrial cancer and other organ tissues that produce this form of cancer. Also seen in salivary glands that produce secretions. ...Read more

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What organs/tissues are affected by adenocarcinoma?

Glands.: Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular tissue and are the most common type of malignancy. Common sites include lung, breast, prostate, esophagus, stomach, intestines and pancreas. Patterns of spread vary with site of origin, but metastases to lungs, liver, lymph nodes and bone are typical for adenocarcinomas. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more