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What does each word/phrase mean? Infiltrating, well differentiated adenocarcinoma; carcinoma focally invades superficial submucosa;no lymphovascular invasion? Is surgery advised for this type of report?
It varies: It depends on their organ of origin. Adenocarcinoma of breast is much different than one arising in the colon or in the lung. Sometimes we can not find their primary origin...So called adenocarcinoma of unknown primary (acup) which has once of the worst outcomes and it causes serious trouble in 4-6 months. If you can tell us your complete history, I can be more exact in my response.
Glandular tissue: Adenocarcinoma represents a significant group of malignant lesions which arise in the Lung, GI tract, breast tissue and uterus. As such we find lung adenocarcinomas producing pulmonary mucin, stomach cancer in the glandular mucosa, colon cancer endometrial cancer and other organ tissues that produce this form of cancer. Also seen in salivary glands that produce secretions.
Yes/No/Maybe: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that forms glands. It's a common kind of cancer found in lots of different organs. Some may have an inherited component and others not. Depends on the organ and family history. Best to you.
Glands.: Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular tissue and are the most common type of malignancy. Common sites include lung, breast, prostate, esophagus, stomach, intestines and pancreas. Patterns of spread vary with site of origin, but metastases to lungs, liver, lymph nodes and bone are typical for adenocarcinomas.
Cervix Ca: Villoglandular adenocarcinoma, also villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma is a rare type of cervical cancer that, in relation to other cervical cancers, is typically found in younger women and has a better prognosis. A similar lesion may arise from the endometrium of the uterus.The signs and symptoms are similar to other cervical cancers and may include post-coital bleeding and/or pain during intercourse (dyspareunia). The diagnosis is based on tissue biopsy. The treatment is dependent on the stage. As the prognosis of this tumour is usually good, fertility sparing approaches may be treatment options
Adenocarcinoma.? wher: Where is the Adenocarcinoma located in your friend's body? Such cancers can arise in Lung (breast (in women) and in the GI tract like in the Colon. The prognosis will depend on site/location in the body and also on the type of treatment offered and the response to the treatment determines the outcome. Stage-3 is a relatively advanced stage of cancer, yet it is treatable.
Almost all of them: From top to bottom, here is a sample: salivary glands, thyroid, lungs, esophagus, stomach, breast (s), pancreas, intestines, biliary system, ovaries and peritoneum, prostate, uterus, adrenal glands, other glands, skin glands. Secondarily advanced adenocarcinoma from any origin may spread to other locations too: brain, liver, lungs, bone, skin, lymph nodes.
Not known!: Just like many other Cancers in people, the exact cause of your Cancer is not known. One way to look at is why do some people get sick and others remain well without having any serious illness. It may be just a matter of chance or bad luck.
It depends on Stage: Treatment of Cancer depends on the extent of tumor (called stage of Cancer). If the Cancer is loclaised (stage 1 or 2) surgery is the best approach of treatment. If it has spread farther away, then chemotherapy has to be the mainstay of treatment with or without surgery. Your oncologist can guide you further.
Define primary: Definite treatment indicated. The primary site of the adenocarcinoma must be defined and resected if possible. Then what has metastasized will only remain at that site but with the tendency to grow. With the primary removed, the metastatic site can be approached, by radiation, chemo, immunotherapy. When primary removed, chemosensitization studies can be performed to choose best drug.