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How To Treat Ileal Cancer
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
Depends on type: Tumors in the ileum may cause intestinal obstruction with resultant swelling of the abdomen, vomiting. Pain etc. Many ileal cancers are lymphomas and there may be lymph node enlargement in the abdomen and elsewhere. Some neuroendocrine tumors may produce flushing and related symptoms of carcinoid syndrome. ...Read more
I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of ileal cancer. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?
Remove the cancer: It is an unusual diagnosis, but if you have cancer in the intestine it needs to be surgically removed. Depending on the type, other treatment such as chemotherapy or immunetherapy might be required. Continuing to stay healthy by working out and eating well will help you recover, but they will not substitute for actual removal of the cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical resection: Again - i suspect that this is a computer generated question: what is the treatment for... I wonder if there are patients out there asking questions, or simply a bunch of docs answering computer generated questions? ...Read more
Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have ileal cancer?
Small bowel cancer: The ileum is what we call the second half of the small bowel- cancer here is rare and unfortunately aggressive. Typically treated with resection and chemotherapy depending on lymph node status and the presence of disease at distant sites (metastasis). Best treated at a cancer center with accreditation by the american college of surgery and/ or the national cancer institute. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All: Dr. Singh is correct. When i was a kid, we cured 2 out of 6 cancers (excepting the common non-melanoma skin cancers, which are easily managed). When i was in med school, it was 3 of 6; now it is 4 of six. "cancer is a word, not a sentence." be vigilant, avoid tobacco, and get seen early if you have any signs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The One Prevented: I have heard both basal cell cancers of the skin and certain types of thyroid cancer called "good" cancers due to their near-100% cure rate. However, i would consider the easiest cancer to treat the one prevented (by genetic testing and appropriate intervention); a close-second is carcinoma-in-situ (pre-cancers) found by screening exams (mammogram, colonoscopy, skin testing). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually it is.: Not all liver tumors are liver cancer. The treatment of liver cancer depends on the size and number of the tumors, as well as how healthy the rest of the liver is. Patients with early stage liver cancer are often candidates for potentially curative operations. Patients with more advanced liver cancer may be candidates for non-surgical destruction of the tumors versus liver transplantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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