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Diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma last week said I was stage 1?

Diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma last week said I was stage 1?

Good prognosis: Stage 1: the cancer is only within the kidney, and has not spread. This stage has the best long-term survival and is most likely to be cured with surgery. The five year survival rate is almost 90%. ...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 mom, 81, was diagnosed with stage 3 poorly differentiated squamous cells. Now is told she instead has stage 2 Lymphoma. Which one is accurate?

My mom, 81, was diagnosed with stage 3 poorly differentiated squamous cells. Now is told she instead has stage 2 Lymphoma. Which one is accurate?

Lymphoma: Stage II ymphoma same side of diaphragm or in a nearby organ IIE. Stage III is in nodes on both sides of the diaphragm or into an area or organ next to the lymph nodes is noted with an E ,IIIE, or into the spleen IIIS or both III SE. Stage IV is in an organ not right next to a lymph node and bulky disease has an X qualifier. Good luck to your Mom and God bless. ...Read more

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She was diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer stg. 4 and died 29 days later. Before she was diagnosed she seemed fine. How could this happen?

She was diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer stg. 4 and died 29 days later. Before she was diagnosed she seemed fine. How could this happen?

Small cell cancer: Most cancers have a volume doubling time of about 3 months, except small cell cancer. Problem with small cell cancer is that it goes fast, may have no symptoms initially and can go be in multiple organs the time it is diagnosed, and can include the lining of the heart and can cause fluid and compression of the heart. ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with grade 1 bilateral renal parenchymal disease with cortical cysts. Largest cyst is 39x38mm. Is it fatal. She got BP n diabetec?

My mom was diagnosed with grade 1 bilateral renal parenchymal disease with cortical cysts. Largest cyst is 39x38mm. Is it fatal. She got BP n diabetec?

How old is mom?: Grade 1 or stage 1 kidney disease is virtually universal in diabetics and so I am not too concern about that at this time. Cortical cysts--if just a few, it may not affect her kidney fuctions at all. Polycystic disease may over time--not fatal! if she follows recommendations from her doc--take good care of her BP and diabetes, keep ideal body wt, exercises--she will do well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was told at 23 I had lupus and had uterus removed. currently was told I have a glioblastoma, early stages of kidney failure.survival rate for 28 yr?

Was told at 23 I had lupus and had uterus removed. currently was told I have a glioblastoma, early stages of kidney failure.survival rate for 28 yr?

Hard to answer...: Your Q is no easy one to answer because the course of disease widely varies to reflect how you may be treated by medical professionals and more importantly by yourself, i.e., healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. So, do something within your control - not to worry about those beyond you can to attest: Life is a constantly changing adjusting dynamic process of struggle to cope... ...Read more

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My friend 58 had rectal cancer was treated with chemo and radiation 2 years later just been told psa count 33 is this cancer?

My friend 58 had rectal cancer was treated with chemo and radiation 2 years later just been told psa count 33 is this cancer?

Second test might : Be needed, it really depends on various factors beside age and history of cancer, your doctor should suggest another psa test , to confirm. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with a Stage 1a/Grade 1 Mucinous ovarian tumor last year. Had right ovary/tube removed. Is this considered borderline or pre-cancer?

Was diagnosed with a Stage 1a/Grade 1 Mucinous ovarian tumor last year. Had right ovary/tube removed. Is this considered borderline or pre-cancer?

Ovarian ca: hi, if you have Mucinous Adenocarcinoma then that is a cancerous tumor but because it is stage 1 the surgery should be curative, although usually the uterus and both ovaries are removed unless the woman wants to have kids later, ...Read more

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I had nephrectomy in feb. After that i was diagnosed as metastatic renal cell carcinoma (lung cancer). But i don't have any symptoms as doc said.Why?

I had nephrectomy in feb. After that i was diagnosed as metastatic renal cell carcinoma (lung cancer). But i don't have any symptoms as doc said.Why?

Congratulations: Renal cell carcinoma is notoriously capricious and unpredictable. It's common for a lung metastasis to vanish or stay stable for many years, especially after removal fo the primary tumor. I'm going to assume the diagnosis is accurate. Cherish being alive and be thankful for whatever time you have left -- fill it with love and good things. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with stage 2b non small cell lung cancer , had 2 lobes remov ed from right lung almost 2 months ago. Chemotherapy starts ?

My husband was diagnosed with stage 2b non small cell lung cancer ,   had 2 lobes remov ed from right lung almost 2 months ago. Chemotherapy  starts ?

Depends: The need for further therapy is dictated by many factors. And it may be that your doctors feel no further chemotherapy is needed now. So it is best to ask the doctors what the next plan or stage of action is and go from there ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed march with LD small cell lung ca. she had 6 chemo vepesid (etoposide) and cisplatin.she was much?

My mother was diagnosed march with LD small cell lung ca. she had 6 chemo vepesid (etoposide) and cisplatin.she was much?

SCLC: Not sure what the question was, but prognosis overall is poor. Only about 1-10% of patients will be alive at 5 years. and the median survival is 12-18 months. Depends upon the extent of the disease at the time of treatment. ...Read more

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My mom aged 75 got recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with peritoneal fluid. CT shows no liver or lymph node What is life expectency with Treat?

My mom aged 75 got recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with peritoneal fluid. CT shows no liver or lymph node  What is  life expectency with Treat?

No way to tell: Some of these are super-slow growers and she may have more good years ahead. Her oncologist can look at the pathology report and tell her the chances -- and it's always "percentage odds" rather than life expectancy. ...Read more

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Hi dear doctor my son 21 yo is inoperabl stage 4a sınce dıagnosed october 2013 with pvt. he use sorafenib and he had yıtrıum embolization in march 2014.the tumor diagnosed withaout any symptom or marcer by me at usg.the tumor minimized 2 CM and now sin

Hi dear doctor
my son 21 yo is inoperabl stage 4a sınce dıagnosed october 2013 with pvt. he use sorafenib  and he had yıtrıum embolization in march 2014.the tumor diagnosed withaout any symptom or marcer by me  at usg.the tumor minimized 2 CM  and now sin

Sounds complicated: With a question like this you are best suited trying to find an oncologist on HealthTap that has a "Concierge" practice. You may then inquire to join his/her practice and consult them directly in regards to your question(s). Otherwise, this is too complicated to be answered in this 400 character or less format. Remember if you seek a formal online consultation, have all available info ready. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with minimally invasive follicular carcinoma two years ago. After treatment was told I am cured, but what is my long term prognosis?

I was diagnosed with minimally invasive follicular carcinoma two years ago. After treatment was told I am cured, but what is my long term prognosis?

Probably cured: You're young, and folks under 45 who have this stuff in their thyroids and don't have metastatic disease at the time of surgery usually get a cure. There's a new paper http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22853727. ...Read more

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Mom with DLB diagnosed with benign tumor on adrenal gland in February. One month later I'm told she has Stage 3 Kidney Disease based on blood work. ?

Mom with DLB diagnosed with benign tumor on adrenal gland in February. One month later I'm told she has Stage 3 Kidney Disease based on blood work. ?

Not sure: Dx of a benign adrenal tumor is made on scan with a solitary small nodule in adrenal. Occassionally known mets to adrenal appear as small nodules iel lung, melanoma, breast to adrenal. If kidney tumor was present it would have shown up on scan. Dx of kidney cancer not made on blood test, there is no marker for kidney. Angiogram, PET/CAT and bx of lesion used to make dx. ...Read more

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35 year-old woman was found incidentally to have chromophobe renal cell carcinoma and mesenteric follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma 3 years ago and.....?

35 year-old woman was found incidentally to have chromophobe renal cell carcinoma and mesenteric follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma 3 years ago and.....?

Here are some...: I have good reasons to congratulate you for moving and coping reasonably well with left open full nephrectomy in January of 2012, Mesenteric lymph node biopsy in January of 2014 since your malignancy just luckily happened to be the one with clinical favorable prognosis. Despite such, a degree of constant concern about their long-term outcome always remain; understandable. How to handle your health calamity can be contemplated and formulated by realizing and understanding the following facts: 1. Every life event always results from a process of lifelong making and displays itself on its pattern of full spectrum; 2. Behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we don't know; 3. There is no magic in life & medicine; if any, that is to work closely doc so to apply currently available knowledge, skill, technology, drugs, commonsense, & wisdom at reasonable time and way on reasonable patients. More? Go to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html.... ...Read more

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Dr. Terence Chapman
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