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What are the tests for duodenal cancer?

What are the tests for duodenal cancer?

The duodenum is the: 12 inches of small bowell after the gastric antrum. The ducts from the liver and pancreas enter quickly and the remainder sweeps below/behind the pancreas. The work up needs to determine the blood vessels (aorta, ivc, sma, smv, portal vein). The biopsy usually is deon endoscopically. The treatment is whipple, pancreatoduodenectomy, with roux-en-y loops to drain bile. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What sort of disorder is duodenal cancer?

What sort of disorder is duodenal cancer?

Uncommon: Duodenal cancer is usually a type of adenocarcinoma. Cancers of the small intestine or duodenum are fairly rare. They may grow to block the intestine before they are diagnosed, and sometimes bleed slowly or cause anemia. These types of cancer can be serious and usually always need surgery, as well as possible chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of duodenal cancer?

What are the symptoms of duodenal cancer?

Location: Duodenal cancers are rare ~ 1% of GI cancers. Tumors near the ampula may cause symptoms by obstructing the ducts leading to jaundice, pancreatitis and pain in other locations the lesion may cause symptoms of duodenal ulcer, i.e., pain or manifest by infiltrating surrounding organs. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

Rare: Duodenal cancer is quite rare. Prognosis depends on how early it was found and if it can be completely removed surgically. Prognosis can be highly variable from one person to another depending on stage of when he cancer was found. Hard to know without further clinical detailed information. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for duodenal cancer?

What is the treatment for duodenal cancer?

The duodenum is the: 12 inches of small bowell after the gastric antrum. The ducts from the liver and pancreas enter quickly and the remainder sweeps below/behind the pancreas. The work up needs to determine the blood vessels (aorta, ivc, sma, smv, portal vein). The biopsy usually is deon endoscopically. The treatment is whipple, pancreatoduodenectomy, with roux-en-y loops to drain bile. ...Read more

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What can cause duodenal cancer?

What can cause duodenal cancer?

Mutation: Anyone with duodenal adenocarcinoma deserves to be checked for the same genetic mutations that produce colon cancer. Or it may be dumb luck. I hope you have a good result from what I expect will be a surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Duodenal cancer?

AdenoCa in mucosa: An uncommon lesion arising in the mucosa of the 1st to 4th portion of duodenum presenting with obstruction or bleeding. In many cases lesion involves medial ampulla of Vater and obstructs pancreatic duct system requiring Whipple. Prognosis here however better with resection than lesion arising in pancreatic ducts. ...Read more

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What is the fastest acting cancer in children from 5-10 years old?

What is the fastest acting cancer in children from 5-10 years old?

It is hard to give a: No simple answer here. You have to first give us some background for asking this question.
Some examples of fast growing cancers include lymphoma, leukemia and sarcomas of various types like rhabdomyosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and osteosarcoma. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Leukemia & Brain: The most complete (though older) data is from 1995, where leukemia caused the most deaths in children and teens. Over the past decade, we have gotten better at treating leukemia. The most current good data available (2009) shows that leukemia and brain tumors now cause about the same number of cancer deaths in children and teens. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cancer in children?

Please describe the most common cancer in children?

ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common childhood cancer. ...Read more

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Which is the quickest acting cancer in children?

Which is the quickest acting cancer in children?

Variable: Tumors have variable behaviors and there are no statistics like sports. Fast growing tumors in children include, glioblastoma multiforme, acute leukemia, and neuroblastoma. See this site for more info.
http://www. Dana-farber. Org/pediatric-care/cancer-types/pediatric-cancer-types. Aspx. ...Read more

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What is the most common cancer in children / teens?

What is the most common cancer in children / teens?

Leukemia/lymphoma: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It is still common in adolescents, but lymphoma becomes more common in the teenage years, and the frequency of hodgkin lymphoma and nhl approaches that of all. Brain tumors are common in childhood as well, but not nearly as common as in adults. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cancer in children/teens?

Please describe the most common cancer in children/teens?

ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children and teens. ...Read more

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What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

Probably the same.: The risk of cancer depends on environmental as well as genetic factors. China has modernized greeatly in the past 20 years, so the likely have risks for cancer increase from industrialization, but then their health care and living standards have also likely improved, so this would likely decrease their risk. The gene pool has not changed, so the occurrence of cancer is likely to be the same. ...Read more

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What causes eye cancer in children?

What causes eye cancer in children?

Sometimes genetics: With retinoblastoma, 40% of children have a genetic form: one copy of the RB1 gene is changed in every cell in the body at birth. If the 2nd copy of the gene undergoes a change, a retinoblastoma tumor can develop. Most children with retinoblastoma do not have the genetic form & spontaneously develop 2 RB1 mutations in an immature cell. Scientists don't know how or why it occurs in these childen. ...Read more

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How does the behavior of cancer in children differ from those of adults? If it differs at all.

How does the behavior of cancer in children differ from those of adults? If it differs at all.

More curable...: Typically cancer in children are more curable. This is probably due to a number of factors such as the cancers are biologically different than their adult counterparts, and that we are able to treat children with more intensive therapy because they are more resilient. Another difference is that certain cancers really only happen in kids (neuroblastoma) or just in adults (colon, breast). ...Read more

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How rare is heart cancer in children under 10?

How rare is heart cancer in children under 10?

Vanishingly rare: Except as part of tuberous sclerosis, primary tumors in children rare exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for blood cancer in children?

Yes: Leukemia in childhood has seen great progress in the past 3 decades moving from a commonly fatal process to one where most can survive. The coordinated and specialized treatments involve several medications and a team of specialists, usually based at a childrens hospital or medical school. Pediatric hematology/oncology programs usually take the lead in treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

Many possibilities: See the answer given for symptoms of a brain tumor in teenagers. I think it is always best to talk to your primary care doctor if your child has some specific symptoms or signs you are concerned may be related to a brain tumor. This is a very uncommon diagnosis in children--and though possible---should be approached by your child's physician. ...Read more

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What is the most common brain cancer in children?

What is the most common brain cancer in children?

Glioma: Gliomas make up 75% of childhood brain cancer. Three main types: astrocytomas (often in the cerebellum and usually curable with surgery), malignant gliomas (glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma), and ependymomas. Another 15% of brain cancers in children are medulloblastomas - these occur almost exclusively in children, and are more invasive and difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

Rare: The usual lung cancer from smoking is generally in adults.
Some unusual cancers can occur and survival is depending on cell type, and stage when found
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I have a nodule on the duodenum of 22mm and it is flat. What does this mean. Can it turn into cancer if not removed?

I have a nodule on the duodenum of 22mm and it is flat. What does this mean. Can it turn into cancer if not removed?

Needs a biopsy: The duodenum is not a common site of cancer, nor of nodules, except in certain cancer-predisposed families. The prognosis for an individual becomes clearer once the tissue has been examined under the microscope, since a nodule could be non-malignant, pre-cancerous, or cancer. Usually an upper endoscopy is required. ...Read more

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If my dad had polyps and his mother had oseohagus cancer am I at risk? I had erosions in duodenum 2012 but biopsie ok. Am I high risk for cancer?

It depends: It depends on what types of polyps and esophagus cancer. There are rare syndromes that might cause both of these conditions, but most likely they have sporadically arisen in a non-genetically-related manner. ...Read more

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Is chelation therapy effective to treat cancer in the duodenum?

Is chelation therapy effective to treat cancer in the duodenum?

No: What are you planning to chelate? Chelation is appropriate treatment for some heavy metal poisonings, e.g., arsenic, and lead. There is no objective evidence for the effectiveness of chelation therapy for any other ailments. ...Read more

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Had cholecystectomy in aug13 now foul wind and hard upper rhs as if something is stuck bile? Scared of liver or duodenum cancer? Plz help

Not to worry: Most likely the symptoms are related to a change in digestion. The hard area is probably scar tissue and should soften up with time. The likelihood of the liver or duodenal cancer is extremely low in someone 36 years old. A CT scan will put all of those fears to bed. ...Read more

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I had egd shows localized nodular mucosa duodenal bulb and hyperemic gastric body. I also have an adrenal tumor on right side. Is this cancer?

I had egd shows localized nodular mucosa duodenal bulb and hyperemic gastric body. I also have an adrenal tumor on right side. Is this cancer?

Your doctorsknow mor: It is best to ask your doctor to explain your situation. The egd findings appear unimpressive to me unless you have some symptoms of gastritis.
Your adrenal tumor needs better definition in terms of its size. It is quite common to find small nodules in the adrenals which are mostly benign unless they are bigger than 2-3 cm in size and or you have any symptoms due to hormonal excess. ...Read more

Dr. Cristina Ferrone
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Duodenal Cancer (Definition)

An uncommon lesion arising in the mucosa of the 1st to 4th portion of duodenum presenting with obstruction or bleeding. In many cases lesion involves medial ampulla of Vater and obstructs pancreatic duct system requiring Whipple. Prognosis here however better with resection than lesion ...Read more


Dr. Scott Diede
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Cancer In Children (Definition)

Children usually do not get the kinds of cancer that are common in older adults (lung, breast, colon), but there are certain kinds of cancer that are common in young children, including leukemias, ...Read more