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How is a sarcoma prevented?

How is a sarcoma prevented?

It's not: Unfortunately, there are no known preventive measures for sarcoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Sarcoma (Definition)

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


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How is a retinoblastoma caused?

How is a retinoblastoma caused?

Chromosme 13: Has a paired site where the rb gene lives. It can be inherited, or occur accidentally (sporadic) mutation. The rb gene loss leads to the eye tumor, but it is also is involved with other tumors, and its chromosomal location is close to a region associated with bone tumors. ...Read more

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What is a transfer factor? Can it cure cancer?

What is a transfer factor? Can it cure cancer?

Old drug? value: Transfer factor was tested as a form of immunotherapy to treat Cancer about 20 years back. it did not show sufficient benefit , so it has been largely discarded as not useful therapy. ...Read more

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How rare is it for a 12yo to get oral cancer?

How rare is it for a 12yo to get oral cancer?

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 more

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How common is it to get breast cancer as a teenager?

How common is it to get breast cancer as a teenager?

Almost-never.: The statistical probability of getting breast cancer in your teens is lower than the odds of winning the lottery. Breast cancer rates increase the older you are, and are rarely seen before the 30's. ...Read more

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What is an osteogenic sarcoma? How does somebody get one?

What is an osteogenic sarcoma? How does somebody get one?

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 more

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How is a granuloma treated?

How is a granuloma treated?

Depends on the cause: Of granuloma. Tubercular granulomas are treated with antibiotics, whereas sarcoid granulomas are treated with steroid. Other caused of granulomas are foreign bodies, leprosy, fungal infections and some auto-immune disorders. ...Read more

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What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

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 more

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What is a carcinoma and how is it different from a malignancy?

What is a carcinoma and how is it different from a malignancy?

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

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What is sarcomatoid mesothelioma? How is it treated?

What is sarcomatoid mesothelioma? How is it treated?

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

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What is sarcomatoid mesothelioma? How is it treated?

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

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What type of cancer is lip cancer? How is it treated?

What type of cancer is lip cancer? How is it treated?

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

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How rare is it to get diagnosed with dandy-walker variant as a child?

How rare is it to get diagnosed with dandy-walker variant as a child?

Dandy Walker : Is a sporadic congenital brain malformation, with incidence of 1 in every 30, 000 live births. ...Read more

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How safe is a blood transfusion? How likely is it I'll get HIV?

How safe is a blood transfusion? How likely is it I'll get HIV?

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

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Is there a gentle way to treat kaposi's sarcoma?

Is there a gentle way to treat kaposi's sarcoma?

Kaposi's sarcoma: For most cases addressing the underlying immune deficiency is the primary treatment. Unfortunately "gentle" may be difficult to guarantee depending on your definition of the word. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis a treated?

Prevention with vac: It can be prevented with vaccines or if the disease is adquired then is supportive ( is like having a bad case of the flu). ...Read more

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How is a keliod treated?

How is a keliod treated?

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

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How is a sarcoma prevented?

It's not: Unfortunately, there are no known preventive measures for sarcoma. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can you die from sarcoma?

Yes: Left untreated, sarcomas eventually result in death. The length of time before death occurs depends upon the type of sarcoma, how rapidly it is progressing, the location of the sarcoma, the overall health of the patient, etc. ...Read more

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What is asteroid sarcoma?

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 david.stockman@orthopath.com ...Read more

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What is asteroid sarcoma?

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

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What to do if I have kaposis sarcoma?

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

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What are the tests for ewing's sarcoma?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of ewing's sarcoma?

Ewing's symptoms...: Symptoms can include: pain and/or swelling, usually in the arms, legs, chest, back, or pelvis (area between the hips). A lump in the arms, legs, chest, or pelvis. Fever for no known reason. A bone that breaks for no known reason. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have kaposis sarcoma?

Examination: Usually one can tell just by examining the patient. If there is a question, a biopsy can be performed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How come I have sarcoma, but nobody else in the family has it?

Rare: Sarcoma like many cancers do not have familial predilections. They are sporadic and rare which is good. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for sarcoma?

Depends: Depends upon location of sarcoma.Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy will be helpful to cure/control sarcoma. ...Read more

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What is the etiology of ewing sarcoma?

No body know: For sure what the etiology a lot research are going on. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to die from ewing sarcoma?

Is it unusual to die from ewing sarcoma?

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 more

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Have ewing sarcoma . Is the pain constant?

It could be: In the early stages no but later on yes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kaposi's sarcoma?

Rash: Kaposi's sarcoma usually presents with a rash. It can occur anywhere. Occasionally, they are seen in the mouth, and rarely they may start in the lungs or the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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Is sarcoma genetic?

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 more

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Is ewings sarcoma fatal?

Often is: Untreated, or treated only by a charlatan, it is 100% fatal. Generally it requires chemotherapy. The odds in early disease are quite good, and even with metastatic disease cures sometimes happen. ...Read more

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How to treat ewings sarcoma?

How to treat ewings sarcoma?

Combination therapy: Chemotherapy is given to all patients and surgery and/or radiation therapy is used for local control. ...Read more

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