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Has anyone here survived renal cancer?

Has anyone here survived renal cancer?

Sure: Early stage of renal cancer is curable with surgical resection. The earlier the stage of the cancer, the higher your chance to survive/ to be cured. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

Can be helped: A radical resection of the omentum essentially removing the entire cake of tumor is performed eliminating vasucular permeability factor that leads to ascites. All peritoneal nodules are resected to smaller than 1 cm. and patient then placed on chemotherapy. Occassionally hyperthermic peritoneal chemotherapy lavage employed. Often patients may be cured if not helped in terms of survival. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?

Need expert opinions about skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?

Biological process: The dna of any cell may mutate and continue to replicate with no end to it. The ability of cells to multiply and differentiate is expressed in the growth of a baby in 9months from a fertilized ovarian cell. From 1cell to a 9-10pound baby in 9months. That ability is in every cell of the body. If the off switch for cell division is lost, cells of any type may replicate indefinitely. ...Read more

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What are some facts about kidneys?

What are some facts about kidneys?

2milion microfilters: Removes extra water from body (if fails you get swelling) and also removes extra chemical waste from body ( if fails you feel poorly). The kidneys filter 180 liters (quarts), yes 180, per day. Almost all get reabsorbed back to blood except 2-3 liters that are excreted as urine. This huge filtering allows kidneys to efficiently and repeatedly purify the blood removing only what body does not need. ...Read more

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Does Nevada have higher cancer rates? What about cancers like leukemia? Worried about nuclear fallout from the test site.

No: This will surprise you, but even for the "atomic veterans" who were within 5 miles of atomic blasts, nobody's been able to demonstrate solid evidence of an increase in leukemia or other cancers. Don't worry about the old sites. Much of "environmentalism" consists of shouting "Fire!" where there is clearly none -- which is unfortunate, since there are real dangers -- but not from the test sites. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast cancer verses prostate cancer?

Can you tell me about breast cancer verses prostate cancer?

Hmmm: They are cancers originating in two different organs. One is exclusive for men, the other almost always seen in women. Both may be cured if detected early and may kill if advanced. Interestingly, both types are often "fueled" by sex hormones (estrogen for breast and testosterone for prostate). ...Read more

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Could you give me sone details about metastatic brain cancer and life expectancy?

Could you give me sone details about metastatic brain cancer and life expectancy?

Sure: Metastatic disease is tumor spread from another site (ie lung, breast, colon). This is an incurable setting and most patients die from this within 6 months to a year, even with radiation, surgery and chemotherapy. Without treatment, survival is weeks to a few months. ...Read more

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How many survivors of renal cancer?

How many survivors of renal cancer?

See figures below: In 2012, in the us, there are expected to be about 65, 000 new cases of renal cancer and about 13, 500 deaths. ...Read more

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Question about bladder cancer, is bladder removed?

Question about bladder cancer, is bladder removed?

Depends on depth: Superficial bladder cancer may be treated with resection, instillation of BCG in the bladder. However, if the tumor invades the muscle or involves certain areas of the bladder, resection/removal of the bladder may be required. ...Read more

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Looking for answers about CHF and kidney failure. Guesstamate on life expectancy?

Looking for answers about CHF and kidney failure. Guesstamate on life expectancy?

Needmore information: CHF is treated with medicines very adequatly. What is the Underlying cause? High BP, CAD, Arrythmia,or Valve disease? The EF is measured by Echocardiogram ; which f=gives functional capacity of the Cardiac function. Kidney Function are measured by Blood tests.And over all Clinical Symtoms also categorize the CHF and Kidney Failure. Should get best help from Treating Physician, ...Read more

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Question about cancer - what is the ras mutation?

Question about cancer - what is the ras mutation?

Oncogene: All mammalian cells express 3 related Ras proteins, termed H-Ras, K-Ras, and N-Ras, that promote oncogenesis when they are mutationally activated. K-Ras mutations are frequently observed in cancer, and each isoform displays preferential coupling to particular cancer types. Mutations of the K-Ras gene occur in over 90% of pancreatic carcinomas. ...Read more

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My 62 yo father have Kidney RCC and metastasized to lung, nodules are seen in scans. Please explain Stage, treatment, life expectancy, outlook?

My 62 yo father have Kidney RCC and metastasized to lung, nodules are seen in scans. Please explain Stage, treatment, life expectancy, outlook?

Here are some ...: Some 10% of RCC with spread to lung can make it up to 5 years. But, cancer grade under microscope and personal general health play the most important role to determine the survival, but it's still worthwhile to try the available options of Rx such as immunotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted Rx... For detailing, ask medical oncologist to collaborate with urologist or interventional radiologist... ...Read more

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Does anyone have any information about genetics of intestinal cancer?

Does anyone have any information about genetics of intestinal cancer?

See below: Plesse consult these two websites: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/smallintestine. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about prostate cancer metastasis. Where can prostate cancer spread?

I'm concerned about prostate cancer metastasis. Where can prostate cancer spread?

In theory, prostate cancer cells can spread anywhere in the body: In practice, though, most cases of prostate cancer metastasis occur in the lymph nodes and the bones. Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells break away from the tumor in the prostate. The cancer cells can travel through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream to other areas of the body. More commonly prostate cancer metastasis can occur in the: Bones, Lymph nodes, Lungs, Liver, Brain. Rare locations of prostate cancer metastasis include: Adrenal glands, Breasts, Eyes, Kidneys, Muscles, Pancreas, Salivary glands, Spleen. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer and you're concerned about prostate cancer metastasis, talk with your doctor about your risk of prostate cancer metastasis and your treatment options. ...Read more

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Odds of recurrence in renal cancer patient?

Varies: This varies dramatically depending on the stage. Small tumors confined to the kidney may be curable in 90% or more of people, whereas lymph node involvement or involvement of tissues surrounding the kidney may be curable in only a small percentage of people. ...Read more

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What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

Still there: The komen foundation still provides money to organizations to provide screening mammograms. I recommend checking iwth your local health department to programs. Komen relies on donations to keep providing this worthwhile services. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of in-operable HPV related throat cancer I am concerned?

Life expectancy of in-operable HPV related throat cancer I am concerned?

Depends: That depends on how advanced it is locally and if it has spread to other organs like the lungs. Also depends on overall health of the person. If this question refers to you, then please consider going to a cancer center that has experience in treating head and neck cancers (to find out if it is really inoperable and to hear about all treatment options and clinical trials). ...Read more

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Did anyone know much regarding a new prostate cancer drug?

Did anyone know much regarding a new prostate cancer drug?

New Treatments: Here are 3 recent medications used to fight metastatic prostate cancer. 1. Jevtana (cabazitaxel) - intravenous chemotherapy 2. Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) (abiraterone) - oral androgen biosynthesis inhibitor 3. Provenge (sipuleucel-t) - immunotherapy. ...Read more

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With metastatic brain cancer, how do you predict one's remaining life expectancy?

With metastatic brain cancer, how do you predict one's remaining life expectancy?

See below: Both irradiation and an operation to take out single metastasis will prologn the life for mohts to a year not only that the life will be better. ...Read more

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Hypernephroma (Definition)

Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more