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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
Colon:multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &tubulovillous adenoma.Doctor suggest colonscopy to remove adenoma but another suggested surgery.Which better?
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