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Grand Father Adenocarcinoma
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
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
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
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
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
Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is there a difference in the symptoms of adenocarcinoma nsclc bronchioloalveolar mucinous and non mucinous?
No: No reliable difference in reported symptomsGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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