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How Is A Sarcoma Prevented
By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more
Squamous cancer: Of the head and neck is unheard of in a pre-teen, and only teens that smoke or dip are at risk. Pediatric tumors (rhabdomyosarcoma) can afffect the head and neck, but the oral cavity is still unusual. Ewings sarcoma of skull bones, and esthesioneuroblastoma and juvenile angiofibroma occur in nasal cavity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone cancer: Osteogenic sarcoma, or osteosarcoma, is a rare cancer. It forms bone tissue (when examined under a microscope) and usually arises in bone around knee or shoulder. Rarely, osteosarcoma may arise in the soft tissues. Most of the time there are random mutations causing the tumor but in rare cases there is a genetic mutation predisposing the patient. It is most common in teenagers and young adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w/Dr Contreras: Malignant neoplasm means that something's a cancerous tumor.The're many different types of cancer ex:skin, colon, kidney, etc.Prognosis, or how treatable something is, depends on size, type, pathological features, staging of the cancer.Hope you or loved one do well, as the word "cancer" strikes fear in people, but know that many types of cancer are now very treatable.Positive attitude/faith help prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing terms: Malignancy is a generic term, like cancer. There are many different kinds depending on the location of the cancer, and the cell type. Carcinoma is another generic term that just means cancer. Specific types of carcinoma are adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, neuroendocrine cancer, etc. ...Read more
Mesothelioma: Under the microscope , mesothelioma can be classified into 2 major types , epithelioid and scarcomatoid. The sarcomatoid (meaning resembling sarcoma or soft tissue cancer) has a worse prognosis and does not usually respond well to chemotherapy. Hence the best treatment is complete surgical resection when possible. ...Read more
Subtype: Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is one of the subtypes of malignant mesothelioma and has a slightly worse prognosis than the more common epitheliod type. These cancers are most often related to asbestos exposure. If found early surgical extirpation and chemo/radiation give the best hope for long term survival but that is uncommon.if you know someone with this check eligibility for cash from asbestosmaker ...Read more
Squamous Ca: Most cancers of the lip are squamous cancers. Depending on the size and site, that is upper or lower lip and proximity to the commissures, wide resection and reconstruction is performed. If very large the lesion should be reduced in size by RT (gamma) or single infusion of high dose MTX with citrovorum factor. One must also be sure that upper cervical nodes not involved. ...Read more
59 Deaths in 2013: Transfusion is safer today than ever, but as any other intervention in medicine has risks associated with it. The infectious disease most commonly associated with transfusion is bacterial contamination in platelet components about 1 in 12, 000 transfusions. To put it in perspective HIV is about 1 in 2 million. The most common adverse event (1%) is fever and hives along with volume overload (TACO) ...Read more
Keloid: There is no really good therapy for a keloid and certainly no treatment which makes them disappear. A common treatment is the use of injections of corticosteroids into the keloid which an make them shrink to some extent and to be less symptomatic. Lasers are sometimes used but are by no means a miracle treatment. Otc products such as mederma are pretty useless. ...Read more
Looking for more information about sarcoma of the breast, post mastectomy, can I prevent recurrence?
Surgery + XRT: To prevent local recurrence of most soft tissue sarcomas the most important thing is a complete surgical resection by a swith negative margins. For high grade sarcomas, many centers also use adjuvant radiation therapy as an additional local control measure. A metastatic staging evaluation is very important and the decision of whether to pursue chemotherapy is really up to you and your oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediately: Seek out a 2nd opinion. I have not heard of that diagnosis. Sometimes inexperienced pathologists may make that diagnosis. If you have been given a diagnosis of sarcoma, it is imperative that you seek out a 2nd opinion from an expert pathologist in sarcoma. I have been trained in sarcoma from MD Anderson Cancer Center and offer free consults email@example.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteosarcoma?: While "asteroid sarcoma" is not described in the medical or astronomy literature, it sounds a lot like osteosarcoma, so I presume that was the question. Osteosarcoma is a rare cancer of bones that usually occurs in teenagers. Treatment is with chemotherapy and surgery. In many cases, it can be cured, especially if it is caught before it spreads. Amputation is required only rarely. ...Read more
Very good treatments: If you have KS, although there are specific medications for it, typically treating the underlying disease (AIDS) with take care of the KS. If you have been confirmed to have KS, you need to be under the treatment of an Infectious Diseases doctor or whoever handles HIV/AIDS in your area. ...Read more
Biopsy : The biopsy establishes the diagnosis. An MRI shows the local extent of the tumor. A ct of the chest show if it spread to the lungs. A bone scan will look if tumor spread to bone. Sometimes a pet ct is done instead. A bone marrow biopsy is done to see if tumor spread to the bone marrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Each case is different, but overall survival is about 70%. Some cases have a more favorable prognosis, some less. But nobody can tell the future for any specific patient. Just do all you can to maximizes the chances of survival and pray for the best. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ACTUALLY IT CAN BE: There are some genetic abnormalities that predispose people to have sarcoma- for instance: li- fraumeni syndrome- where there is 7% risk for sarcoma; gardner syndrome/fap- related to high frequency of intraabdominal desmoid tumor, retinoblastoma is associated with osteosarcoma, rothmund-thomson syndrome (poikiloderma congenitale) is associated with osteosarcoma- etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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