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Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Treatment
My brother is suffering from adenocarcinoma of ge junction. He is being treated by homoeopathic medicines. Is homeopathic treatment helpful?
Proven helpful: Homeopathy is not accepted by most conventional doctors but there are many patients proven to have had their cancers cured by homeopathy ; a surprising body of recent research showing clear benefits, both clinically ; in vitro. See http://bit.Ly/1ebx4ec for a thorough summary of recent research ; http://bit.Ly/1hqjoqq for a case report. That said, i would combine homeopathy with other treatments. ...Read more
See doctor: Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common forms of lung cancer and should be taken very seriously. Treatment many times involves surgery, but speak with your doctor about this. Only when knowing the size, stage, location, etc. of the tumor can one give you a reliable recommendation on treatment options. ...Read more
What is best treatment if interpretation and comment is grade 2 infiltrating adenocarcinoma of lung ?
Depends on stage: The pathology report is used along with body scans and tests to determine the full stage of the adenocarcinoma. Once the stage and medical history in known then the oncologist, radiologist, and thoracic surgeon can suggest the best surgical, chemotherapy, radiation and/or, immuno therapy, personalized treatment based on the actual oncogenes may also be considered. ...Read more
Survival: Tumor stage and tumor burden meaning what organs are involved and how much disease is there plays a role. Similarly tumor subtype adenocarcinoma, tumor profile egfr mutation or alk mutation can affect survival. Non smokers have better prognosis. For advanced stage, all measures are still considered palliative. Other factors such as general health, infections and thromboembolism can affect survival. ...Read more
My husband was diagnosed with invasive moderately differentiated pulmonary adenocarcinoma. What is the course of treatment?
Your oncologist is t: Your oncologist should guide you in the decisions towards treatment. Cancer treatments are dictated by the stage of disease. So you need to know what stage of lung cancer he has. For early stages, surgery can be the best option but as it goes from stage 1 to 3, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are used in combination. For stage 4 it is mostly chemotherapy which is most useful. ...Read more
I have stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lungs. I have had 7 chemo tx. I am more symptomatic at this point. What would you suggest for next treatment?
Can't answer, dear: Seven treatments of the same or different chemos? Has it worked? Are you felling worse because of the chemo or the cancer? More symptomatic like how? Talk openly to your oncologist about your concerns, he/she can answer your questions best. I'm very sort you are not doing well and hope you feel better soon. God bless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 42 years old sister has been diagnosed on AdenoCarcinoma of left pleura about a year ago,with pleura effusion .is there any treatment except chemo.
Lung Cancer: sorry to hear that. Depending upon the stage, treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these The most exciting recent advances in lung cancer treatment has been the discovery of genetic mutations in cancer cells, that in turn can be treated with medications that "target" those mutations. Talk to her treating doctor to check for EGFR and ALK mutation. ...Read more
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
My father in law is refusing any kind of treatment for his stage 3a adenocarcinoma . he continues to smoke. what is his life expectancy if he continue?
Much shorter: but his chances for survival with this cancer, particularly with refusing any treatment, is already low. Hard to say that it will be much lower with continued smoking. While I would not stop efforts to convince him that he is better off without it, he may feel that there is little chance of survival anyway, and that he may as well smoke. However, new therapies CAN prolong life significantly. ...Read more
PDQ: Us government maintains some good health info at cancer.Gov. Here's the link to the pdq on esophageal cancer: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/esophageal/patient/page1 there are a lot of websites out there that have a lot of questionable information--sometimes it's hard to know where to go to get good information. Good luck, and be sure to return to health tap for any questions! ...Read more
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