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Haw Bad Is Metastatic Prostate Cancer To A Neck Lymph Node
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
If my prostate cancer has not spread to the bones, lymph nodes, or any organs which would be the preferred option, surgery or radiation?
Already surgery: I don't know why you ask because it says in your conditions that you already had robotic prostatectomy. Comparing the 2 is difficult bc pros.tissue is still there aft.radiation.Johns Hopkins Dr.Walsh: 5-yr control rate after surgery. defined as psa 0.2 should be compared to 10yr control after radiation of nadir+2.Radiation technology is continuously improving so the answer to yr.q.is not a simple ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad died of cancer that spread from his lip to lymph nodes to lung 47yo, gpa died of prostate cancer 79yo. Any studies linking cancer to genetics?
There are: There are several cancers that area related to genetics. The are about 5-15% of cancers. The bulk are not. In your case the key question is if your father was a smoker or not. This kind of cancer is not usually related to prostate cancer. The other important thing is that your mother's family history also is equally important as your father's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is 48 with metastatic prostate cancer this has become resistant to hormal treatments and he has weakened what else can be given?
Many options: Taxotere (docetaxel) is usually next step but now 3 or 4 choices of things to treat, and some can give great responses with minimal toxicity. He is very young for this disease; any breast cancer or ovarian cancer in his family? He should test for the brca gene mutation ( www.Myriad.Com ). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Longer than ever: Newer therapies are constantly emerging for this problem, including radium for bony metastases, shown to significantly improve survival. Other drugs such as abiraterone and mdv3100 show much promise as well. The outlook has never been better for men in this unfortunate situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ProstateCAremission : The term remission has been historically used for leukemia patients. Prostate cancer can be stable with the use of "hormones". This would mean the psa is stable...And the disease is not actively growing. Patients can live a very long time with prostate ca in the bones or with an elevated psa. Check with your doctor on what your psas have been doing over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but yes under...: Once prostate cancer spreads to far sites, it will progress, though at various pace among affected men. Clinically, its remission may take place upon receiving hormonal manipulation to a degree to a duration, not forever. However, the course of treating metastatic prostatic cancer is usually very favorable. More details? To articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. ...Read more
Depends: Mild BNC urethral dilation. More significant BNC:cystoscopy & making a cut in the scar tissue.Severe BNC:Simultaneous telescope through urethra & through tiny incision above pubic bone & laser incision is done to minimize tissue trauma.Hope you have a minor BNC. Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prostate cancer: This is an advanced stage of prostate cancer; the good news is there are many new drugs and treatments for men in this stage that have been shown to extend life; in this stage survival is extremely variable from months to years isn't impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad suffering from prostate cancer. Blood clots after chemotherapy while clearing throat. Any advise on it?
What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?
Radical Remission: is the name of a book by Kelly Turner. She investigated the cases of people who had dire prognoses and yet lived long beyond them. It might be worth a read for the situation you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What cancer facilties in texas would be highly recommend to treat tongue and neck lymph node cancer?
My 11 year old son was diagnosed with a necrotic lymph node in his neck and mono, is this possibly cancer? Or could it just be due to the mono?
Depends on origin: Thyroid cancer to neck nodes is not as worrisome as cancer from other sites. Lymphomas are more treatable. Head and neck cancers to neck nodes still have a cure possibility. Overall anything besides lymphoma or thyroid it is not a good finding when cancer goes to lymph nodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having open biopsy of neck lymph node diagnosed with atypical by previous needle biopsy. Is cancer likely to be found?
Not necessarily: More history would be helpful such as is there a past history of cancer anywhere or a current mass in your thyroid or any other part of your body? "Atypical" findings on a fine needle biopsy can be secondary to inflammation and not malignancy. However, excisional biopsy of the node is critical to rule out malignancy. Good luck! ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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