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How Quickly Does Mmt Cancer Spread
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
IT DEPENDS: It depends on the type of cancer and and the part of body is effected by it some cancers spread very fast and others are slow in their spread to other organs and parts of your body so all cancers are not alike and so the sprerad is not the same for different cancers in different organ systems and parts of your body. ...Read more
What cancer? stage?: You need to discuss that with your oncology team obviously. Everything will depend on what kind of cancer you have, the stage, the margins , biology of cancer etc. There are many things should be considered when deciding therapy for cancer. Rephrase your question, you will perhaps receive better answer. But your oncology team will be the ones who can give you the best answer at this time. ...Read more
Varies : Depends on the affected organ. Brain: headaches, seizures, cognitive changes. Liver: weight loss, swelling, pain, jaundice. Lung: pain, cough, shortness of breath, bleeding. Bone: pain, fractures, elevated calcium. Many times there are no symptoms at a given time. If you have/had cancer and there is any suspicion of spread, talk to your doc please. Best to you. ...Read more
We hope not.: What makes a cancer "evil" is the ability of cancer cells to travel outside of the organ where they arose and take over another organ; this is how cancer can be life-threatening. In advanced cases of cancer, we can identify these "invaders", but most often, these cells are present but undetectable. The stage of the cancer gives us an estimate of this probability, leading to the rec for chemorx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: By the time of onset of obvious symptoms, most cancers have spread. This is why surveillance is so important. Skin cancers are the ones you're most likely to spot early. ...Read more
Mutation: Cancer is an abnormal proliferation of cells. There are mutations in the dna that lead to the uncontrolled growth of the cells.There are certain environmental factors like tobacco smoke or radiation that are clear mutagens.The cells grow rapidly and lose their contact inhibition-thus their local spread and invasion. Cancers can also spread through the blood and set up at distant sites (metastases). ...Read more
Good and balanced: A good and balanced diet is your best defense. A well nourished body has a better chance to fight cancer than a poorly nourished one. So, consume good levels of protein. Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, and nuts. The greater variety, the more likely you'll consume the proper nutrients. And, don't smoke and take it easy with adult beverages. Good luck. ...Read more
Give us background?: There is always a reason when you pose a question. So let us know what do you have in mind? Many chemotherapy drugs interfere with cell cycle but it does not help anyone to know about this; so tell us why is this question relevant to you? ...Read more
No: It is essential that all primary tumors even in the face of metastasis be surgically resected. This gives the best opportunity either for cure or long term management. if one decides to open an abdomen to resect a tumor that they complete the task. Opening an abdomen and then closing because of misjudgement and leaving the tumor behind does place the immune system at a risk with poorer survival. ...Read more
Can you tell me if they want to check if cancer has spread to some other part of the body then what kind of scan would they do?
No: It is hard to transplant a tumor. Even if the cells are in the bloodstream and bear the ability to form their own colonies, anybody except your identical twin will reject them as foreign. I can't recommend sharing needles -- HIV is still very much with us, as is hepatitis c and goodness knows what else. ...Read more
Metastasis.: Prostate cancer, when it spreads, can often metastasize to the bones of the spine. If this happens, there may be no symptoms at all, but may eventually cause bony pain, fractures, or compression of the spinal cord. Fortunately, there are many hormonal, immunologic, and chemotherapy options for patients with metastatic disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good luck.: And that's what it is. You've done your part by choosing to seek treatment. Once the cancer is diagnosed, operated, graded, and staged, it is a waiting game. The large majority of common papillary carcinomas confined to the gland do not spread. Almost all anaplastic carcinomas spread and kill. Your physician must talk frankly with you about this. Good luck, and be strong. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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