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My grand father had adenocarcinoma. What causes it? How do you get it?

My grand father had adenocarcinoma. What causes it? How do you get it?

Multiple causes: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that arises from glandular elements in various organs. It is a general term for a number of cancers, including those arising from breast, lung, stomach, pancreas, and colon. These different diseases have different causes, and for many cases the cause is unknown. Your question did not give enough information to allow a more detailed response. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my grand father had adenocarcinoma and I want to know what causes it or what contributes to you getting it?

Depends: "Adenocarcinoma" is a general term for a cancer that begins in the glandular elements of an organ. Thus, adenocarcinoma can refer to cancer of breast, lung, pancreas, stomach, bowel, etc. Your risk would depend on where that cancer was, what age it occurred, and who else in family had cancer. If grandfather was only cancer case, and if it was at an advanced age (over 50), hereditary not likely. ...Read more

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My grand father had adenocarcinoma and I want to know what causes it and how to avoid it?

More information: Adenocarcinoma is identifying the cellular type of cancer, but does not tell me where the cancer was found. For example lung and esophagus cancers can be adenocarcinoma. ...Read more

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My father is supposed to undergo whipple for adenocarcinoma of val ampula. What does this mean?

Ampulla in duodenum: The Whipple resection is reserved for resectable lesions of the head of the pancreas. Neg. Metastatic lesions and freedom of invasion of superior mesenteric artery, essential. Somewhat just distal to the pancreatic ducts entering the duodenum is a valve like structure, the ampulla of Vater. Tumors starting there are treated by pancreatoduodenectomy or Whipple with a somewhat better prognosis. ...Read more

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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

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What do you suggest if my father has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer)?

What do you suggest if my father has late 4th stage emphizima and late 3rd early 4th stage adenocarcinoma (small cell lung cancer)?

Deepest condolences: It sounds like your father's time is short. Make it as good a quality time as possible. Talk to each other. Tell him that you love him. If he was a good father, tell him. Ask him to provide a life history for you - video tape it if possible. Consider Hospice care. Be sure you discuss and know his wishes for mechanical ventilation. Be sure he has a will. ...Read more

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Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.

Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.

Be hopeful and seek: Seek treatment as some cancers can respond to treatment quite well and the medicines (Chemotherapy) can extend life for months to occasionally for years. Find a good medical oncologist and seek his/her advice. Let us know where (/city) do you reside? ...Read more

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My friends father was dx today with a large malignant tumor (adenocarcinoma) of the stomach. He has been in remission for a year for esophageal cancer?

My friends father was dx today with a large malignant tumor (adenocarcinoma) of the stomach. He has been in remission for a year for esophageal cancer?

Tumor: He needs to continue conventional treatment. Consider complementary treatments such as nutritional therapy. See the books by Patrick Quillan, PhD for that. "Radical Remission" by Kelly Turner is a good book about what people do who survive dire prognoses. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How fast do adenocarcinomas grow?

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. ...Read more

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How serious is signet cell adenocarcinoma?

How serious is signet cell adenocarcinoma?

Potentially serious: Signet ring adenocarcinoma can occur in the stomach, intestine, or in other organs. The stage of cancer is most important in terms of prognosis, and how serious a cancer is. However, signet ring carcinomas are generally more aggressive than non-signet ring adenocarcinomas. ...Read more

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How do you get adenocarcinoma is it hereditory?

How do you get adenocarcinoma is it hereditory?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: adenocarcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: adenocarcinoma?

From a gland: Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, prostate and breast cancers. ...Read more

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What organs and tissues can be affected by adenocarcinoma?

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. ...Read more

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What is adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated mean?

It is cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that originates from glandular epithelial cells. This is usually classified as poorly, moderately or well differentiated based on the resemblance of these cells to normal epithelium with the well-differentiated cells being most similar in appearance to the normal cells. The poorer the differentiation, the more aggressive and poorer prognosis. ...Read more

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Can gleason IV prostate adenocarcinoma be treated?

Can gleason IV prostate adenocarcinoma be treated?

Yes: Gleason 4 prostate cancer can be treated. Attention must be paid to the presence of spread within the body. ...Read more

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What is differentiated adenocarcinoma endometrium?

Cancer of the uterus: This is a medical expression used when doctors report a diagnosis of Cancer of the Uterus lining (endometrium).
Your gynecologist can explain further, so call him/her up ASAP and ask how to get this disease treated soon. ...Read more

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Esophageal adenocarcinoma info from any good website?

Esophageal adenocarcinoma info from any good website?

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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Could there be a cure for adenocarcinoma of the rectum?

Could there be a cure for adenocarcinoma of the rectum?

Sure: Early stage can be often cured with surgery plus or minus chemo and radiation. The earlier the stage, the best odds you have, so early detection is important. A handful of patients with stage IV will do well long term but as a rule it is considered incurable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about endometrial serous adenocarcinoma?

Aggressive: This is a type of adenocarcinoma that is usually very aggressive. It is rarer than what is commonly referred to as "endometrial cancer" (which is endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma). ...Read more

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What does "metastatic signet ring cell adenocarcinoma" mean?

What does "metastatic signet ring cell adenocarcinoma" mean?

Several things.: In this sentence metastatic most likely means the disease has spread to other organs such as liver, lung, etc. And would be considered stage 4; alternatively it could mean spread to lymph nodes only and would represent stage 3 disease. Signet ring is a description of what the cell looks like. Adenocarcinoma is the type of tumor and can arise from the GI tract, prostate, lung, breast or stomach. ...Read more

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What's average survival percentage for pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

What's average survival percentage for pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Poor: Rare cases of early pancreatic cancer can have long term survival- mostly the average survival is 20 months. For advanced cases the average survival ranges from 6-10 months. ...Read more

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Endometrial adenocarcinoma for 78 aged women is radiotherapy enough?

Depends - stage: Depends on histologic type & stage, but many 78 yr olds with early stage disease can be cured with surgery (hysterectomy) alone or surgery followed by radiotherapy (pelvic &/or vaginal). ...Read more

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What are the areas of infiltrative metastases for oral low-grade adenocarcinoma?

Submax region: Oral low grade adenocarcinomas are relatively rare. Since the major portion of the oral cavity is squamous cells lining the cavity, squamous Ca is most frequently found. The adenocarcinomas arising from glandular tissue arise from the minor salivary gland lining the cheeks and areas like sublingual glands which when harboring malignancies, spread is to the upper cerival or submax region. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad is supposed to undergo whipple for adenocarcinoma of val ampula?

Find an experienced: An experienced surgeon who does whipple procedure at least once or twice a month is desirable as it is a complex surgery with many potential complications that can occur. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a 5mm adenocarcinoma (pre-cancerous rectal polyp) cause for immediate concern?

I was wondering is a 5mm adenocarcinoma (pre-cancerous rectal polyp) cause for immediate concern?

Clarify: Adenocarcinoma is not precancerous, it is cancer. 5 mm is pretty small, which makes it sound like a polyp (not adenocarcinoma). If that was the case (maybe called a tubular adenoma?), there should be nothing to worry about. Adenocarcinoma in the colon/rectum implies invasion deeper into the colon. Please clarify the results of your biopsy with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could I have an explanation in simple terms of adenocarcinoma of rectum with sacral matastatis? Thanks!

Could I have an explanation in simple terms of adenocarcinoma of rectum with sacral matastatis? Thanks!

It is: Simply the most common form of colon and rectal cancer but in this case involves the rectum but has penetrated through the rectal wall and involved the sacrum or lower spine. This is most likely a direct extension of the cancer into the bone of the lower back. This is probably un-resectable for cure unless it is pretreated with neo-adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy before surgery. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the most common areas of infiltrative metastases for oral low-grade adenocarcinoma?

Unclear: Your question is not clear to me. Please expand and explain it better. Most oral cancers spread to the upper neck lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Yes!!!: Lung cancer is curable when found early. There are two broad categories of lung cancer; small cell and non small cell.
Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of non smal cell lung cancer. The prognosis of non small cell lung cancer is impacted more by the stage than it is by the cell type. Adenocarcinoma can be cured. In early stages, only surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

Advanced cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a certain type of cancer. It can occur anywhere in the body, but the common ones are colon, lung, and breast cancer. Stage ivb is an advanced stage of cancer. ...Read more

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Is adenocarcinoma life threatning?

Most definitely.: I hope your doctor told you how serious this is, and how important early treatment be instituted. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of adenocarcinoma?

Depends on stage: Depends on several factors. One of them is stage, which basically describes if the cancer is local or how far its spread. Also the primary source of the cancer (pancreas vs lung for example) also leads to different prognosis. ...Read more

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What tissues are affected by adenocarcinoma?

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. ...Read more

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What organs/tissues are affected by adenocarcinoma?

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. ...Read more

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What is prostate adenocarcinoma?

Most common type: The most common histology of prostate cancer is an adenocarcinoma. This means it is a cancer with a glandular origin. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma stage 4 prognosis, what to do?

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. ...Read more

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What does mucin secreting adenocarcinoma mean?

It is a cancer: Many cancers can form glands...So they are called adenocarcinoma. Further, some of these glands function like normal glands and can secrete mucin, so it is just a feature which has no particular implications beyond saying it is an adenocarcinoma. ...Read more

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Help! What is aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma?

It is a type of canc: Your doctor can tell you where in the body this cancer originated. So it will bear the name of the organ where it started. Based on the organ of origin, we can tell you what to expect. Please ask such questions to your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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For how long can a person live with adenocarcinoma stage 4?

Months to years: This depends on a number of factors, including type of cancer, age at diagnosis, if metastasis is to bone only or to organs, other medical conditions, how well chemotherapy is working, etc. I have patients in my own practice alive more than 5 years with stage 4 cancer, although most do not live quite this long. I recommend a patient to stay active and eat well to maximize chance of longevity. ...Read more

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