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Diffuse Metastatic Disease
Spread of disease: Metastatic is a term used to describe a disease that has spread from its initial point. It is primarily used with regards to tumors that have started to arise at multiple places in the body, most frequently by spreading through the bloodstream. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with metastatic disease and have to go to dana farber tomorrow for mammgram. What does metastatic disease mean?
It has spread: It means it has spread outside where it originated. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Usually nothing: Commonly without symptoms. May cause jaundice or changes in liver tests. Pain rare. ...Read more
Different lesions: A sarcoma is a malignant lesion arising from connective and not glandular tissue such as visceral leiomyosarcoma of uterus or stomach. Metastatic disease represents spread of tumor that may arise from a sarcoma or carcinoma, lymphoma is a malignant form of blood cellular disease and paraganglioma is the benign form of the lesion arising from nerve tissue. All represent different forms of disease. ...Read more
When a pet scan report says "no other evidence of metastatic disease." does that mean there was evidence of it somewhere in the body, but nowhere else?
Metastatic disease: Pet scans are imaging studies that look for subtle signs of increase metabolism in the body. Cancer cells have an increased metabolism compared to regular cells. If there are no spots of increased metabolism beyond where the cancer started then there are no signs of metastatic disease. ...Read more
What happens if someone has metastatic melanoma, do they have lymphoma or is that completely different disease?
Can you tell me if someone has metastatic melanoma, do they have lymphoma or is that completely different disease?
Different: Lymphomas and melanomas are different diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
My brother has been diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma stage 4. Am I at risk of this disease. Is this cancer rare?
Metastatic carcinoma in ovaries & in pelvi (peritoneum). Confirmation of Metastatic disease from Ca Gal, Now she has Stage IV. Go for chemo or no.
Ct states innumerable tiny and very small pulmonary nodules appreciated. Does this mean metastatic disease?
Ct report says"nonspecific enlarged lymph node. No gross necrosis by this study to suggest metastatic disease or neoplasm otherwise."do I need a bx?
Likely not.....: Based on what you told me thus far, my index of suspicion is quite low....Best to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Hx breast ca, US spleen meaning? : Multiple hyperechoic solid lesions, indeterminate nature. Hemangiomata possible but metastatic disease not excluded.
Can the blood work be normal by having lymphoma or metastatic disease? My blood was ok beside the d dimer which was 1.78. no bl. Clots found in leg/arm
Can be normal: Lymphoma is a condition associated with malignant changes in lymphocytes. In order to have elevated serum markers which of themselves are only about 60% accurate in diagnosis, the tumor must contain a tumor antigen on the surface which when shed into the blood is the so called marker. Lymphomas don't have any such marker. Other tumors shed a carbohydrate marker which can rise with inflammation. ...Read more
Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. Rule out metastatic disease?
In general...: IN GENERAL, a multilobulated mass is more likely malignant, one with calcifications is less likely. As in much else, size matters, with bigger being more worrisome. If you're smoker, more likely malignant, if from place of endemic TB or histoplasmosis, risk of chronic infection rises. You'll need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist, who will very likely recommend biopsy. ...Read more
Are there any diseases that can cause lesions on multiple organs (liver, brain, pancreas, etc) besides metastatic cancer?
Benign biopsies in Nov. Chance of Cancer? Recent PET fu- 1.7 cm non calc. Lung nodule. Intensity greater than blood pool. Concern for malignancy. 2 mild FDG avid L hilar & L prevasc. Media. Lymph nodes. Concern for metastatic disease of L lung malign.
Result of CT scan states " findings are mediastinal lymphadenopathy and soft tissue nodules both lungs in all segments (extensive metastatic disease) "?
Very concerning...: These findings are extremely concerning and you need to discuss this with your healthcare team. You will likely undergo more tests and referrals to specialists who will provide you more detailed answers than what I am able to do. Do not delay. ...Read more
Abnormal focal osseous uptakes are identified in the right proximal clavicle and the right scapula with corresponding osteolytic and blastic findings on CT are consistent with metastatic disease. Cancer?
Can diffuse sclerotic bone metastatic deposits eventually resolve through normal remodeling, assuming cancer stays inactive?
Is it possible that adrenal cancer (primary or metastic) cause addisons disease. Can it also cause other adrenal problems?
Can metastic liver tumors or cancer go untreated for 10yrs? Can anything mimick liver disease/cancer besides the gallbladder?
An odd: Question. Gall bladder, the organ, or symptoms from its disease, do not mimic liver cancer. A stone in the common bile duct could mimic biliary or pancreastic cancer (pain and jaundice), but none of this can last 10 years. Liver cysts can be their from birth. Mets to liver imply aggressive primary cancer; ergo 10 yr history highly unlikely. ...Read more
Chances of survival for a 24yo women with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of thyroid with metastic neck disease 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous.
Metastic colon cancer. Chemo started in march. Person passed away within 2 weeks of appetite loss and bilirubin increase. Although scan showed stable disease. Can this happen.?
Yes: While most patients with metastatic colon cancer receiving chemo can function in the advanced stage of disease for 5-7 months, some live only a few weeks after chemo is initiated. This is due to extent of liver and other sites of mets. Although scan showed stable disease, some tumors express TNF and develop cachexia and loss of appetite leading to organ failure and end stage disease. ...Read more
No: Over a 40 yr. Period I have only seen one colon cancer spread to renal parenchyma. Stage 2 kidney cancer is due to a lesion arising in kidney parenchyma and does not represent metastatic tumor to kidney. The lesion that does spread to kidney and eventually spreads though very rare is adenoCa of lung spead to kidney. If no lung lesion we are essentially talking about a primary kidney tumor ...Read more
What treatment should you expect with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of the thyroid with metastic neck disease and 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous?
When given 3 to 6 months prognosis, because of metastic breast cancer that has returned 3 times now to brain, what will the body/disease do as result?
It depends: The degree of control of the brain tumor is important. Although it has returned, the question is whether all avenues such as surgery, gamma knife or both have been used to control the brain tumors. With respect to the rest of the body, imaging/staging studies should be done to see how extensive the breast cancer is. That is, has it gone to the liver or lung or bone? That would make a big difference. ...Read more