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Invasive Adenocarcinoma Colon
Biopsy of hepatic mass segment 7 and 8 with final diagnosis of Invasive Adenocarcinoma, what does this mean? Colon Cancer?
Possibly: A number of different adenoCa's can spread to liver. Colonoscopy followed by PET/CAT may be needed to determine origin of the metastatic lesion. Once primary is addressed, the liver can be handled since lesions of liver do not spread out of liver but primary's can spread to other sites. Liver then approached by resection, microwave ablation or chemoembolization. ...Read more
No: Asbestos has heen associated with the development of pleural mesothelioma. That appears to be its only associated malignant disorder. Considering that over a hundred thousand patients develop colon cancer yearly in the US, non have any history of such exposure. Rather it is believed that polyoma virus has an association with colonic neoplasms where tumor began as a GI inflammatory process. ...Read more
Surgery, chemo: Depending on the stage, an operation is usually necessary to remove the diseased portion of the colon along with its nearby lymph nodes. Then, depending on if the cancer has spread to those lymph nodes impacts whether you will also need chemotherapy. If the cancer has already spread beyond the colon, sometimes you start with chemo. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma cancer in my very upper colon. How fast does this spread. Last colonoscopy was 3 years ago? My endoscopy of
Biopsy: "sigmoid colon, well differentiated adenocarcinoma, grade i" does this indicate that the tumor won't probably metastasize? Triphasic CT shows a lesion in the liver (1cm) as well.
Grade 1 is a good:
Sign, but nothing is guaranteed. Need to further understand the liver lesion as well.
Work with the medical team to put together the best treatment plan for the individual patient situation. ...Read more
Been having thin/narrow stools. Clear rectal exam by gp/no blood in stool. Should I fear colon cancer? I'm 39 &had adenocarcinoma insitu of cervix 4yrago
Possible lesion: In situ adeno unrelated unless some for of radiation employed that could narrow distal bowel. Narrowing of stool suggests that there is some constriction of bowel causing a narrowing of the lumen and thus the stool. Blood does not have to be present but relying on a gp rectal not satisfactory. Sigmoidoscopy at a minimum and colonoscopy more accepted for this problem. ...Read more
My grandmother she's 72 and had a biopsy proven adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon at 20cm. She had bleeding intermittently for 8 months?
Adenocarcinoma: I am sorry to hear about this. I am not sure what your question is. Please consider resubmitting with a clear question. Thanx ...Read more
If you have ben diagnosed with adenocarcinoma colon cancer stage IV what is the outlook? Is there a cure? How will this affect the quality of ones l
Outlook can be good: Eventhough stage iv, meenng metastatic disease, is not curable; the outlook can be good since there are good chemotherapy for this disease as well as other local aggressive treatments that are effective against this disease. The mainstay of treatment for stage IV remains chemo and local aggressive treatments like surgery, radiosurgery, rfa etc can be used when appropriate. ...Read more
It depends.: It depends on how early the stage is. This is staged by the duke's classification system. Stage a has >90% 5 year survival where tumor is confined to the mucosa and submucosa. Stage b is 70-85% goes up to the muscularis, serosa, and pericolonic fat. Stage c has 35-65% 5 year survival with lymph node involvement. Stage d has 5% 5 year survival with distant metastasis to lung, bone, liver, etc. ...Read more
How much time will my mother live when she is diagnosed with colon cancer - adenocarcinoma at stage 3?
Colon cancer: Nobody knows how long one would live. It depends on so many factors- i.e. her age, her overall condition, other medical problems, whether she would get therapy or refuse therapy etc. Most importantly is for you to cherish and support her while you still can. Statistically, 5 year overall survival for stage 3 colon cancer- around 50-60%. In stage 3, the therapy is still aiming for a cure. ...Read more
Colon:multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &tubulovillous adenoma. Doctor suggest colonscopy to remove adenoma but another suggested surgery. Which better?
My 64yr old mother had a adenocarcinoma mass remvd from rgt colon 5.8cm.2 out of 24 nodes positive. Path report says stage T3, (liothyronine)N1b, Mx...What's next?
Oncology: Now that your mother has been accurately staged, she will need to follow up with an oncologist to determine her chemotherapy regimen. Make sure the doctor/pathologist checked for MIscrosatelite instability (mismatch repair). Studies such as BRAF and KRAS can be performed on tissue to help tailor her chemotherapy regimen. Need to see an Oncologist. ...Read more
Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion. Is it cancer?
30 year old female, stage iii-b well differentiated adenocarcinoma in sigmoid colon 4 lymph nodes affected was surgically removed. What's better xelox or folfox for chemo? And why?
Trust oncologist: 30 yr old stage iii b needs all that is needed to prevent recurrence, both drugs have oxaplatin, folfox has 5 fu & Folic Acid, xelox has Capecitabine, all comparative studies showed almost equal results, please rely and trust your oncologist advise, as therapies are changing so fast for good, will encourage if you want to take a second opinion good luck ...Read more
Subtype of colon Ca: Mucin producing metastatic adenoca of the colon is derived from a primary adenoCa of colon producing large amounts of extracelluar mucin with greater than a 50% mucinous component. The proximal colon and appendix represents 10-20% of these colorectal neoplasms. The rt. Colon is the usual source for most of these lesions presenting with more advanced forms of disease than other colonic sites. ...Read more
64 YO female, biopse: ulcerated colonic mucosa with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. .. what does it mean and is there a cure?
Yes good out look: If localized has excellent prognosis, get it treated, follow your doctors advise, share your fears with your family and they will give you all the support you need and help you to pass this crisis. Good Luck ...Read more
The biopsy results says invasive moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. Please what does this means and what is the medical cure for this?
What t stage is transmurally invasive adenocarcinoma extending into pericolic adipose tissue with pericolic abscess formation in ajcc 7th edition?
My husband was diagnosed with invasive moderately differentiated pulmonary adenocarcinoma. What is the course of treatment?
Your oncologist is t: Your oncologist should guide you in the decisions towards treatment. Cancer treatments are dictated by the stage of disease. So you need to know what stage of lung cancer he has. For early stages, surgery can be the best option but as it goes from stage 1 to 3, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are used in combination. For stage 4 it is mostly chemotherapy which is most useful. ...Read more
Contained: No evidence of invasive carcinoma on the pathology report for colon cancer means that the cancer appears to be contained and has not spread, such as into the muscle layer of the colon and beyond. This should imply a higher likelihood for cure if one follows the recommendations of one's oncologist. ...Read more
Would invasive cervical adenocarcinoma be picked up on a pap? Worried about groin, low back, and leg pain, clear watery discharge. No bleeding.
An invasive adenocarcinoma of the cervix is very likely to be picked up by a PAP. Your symptoms are not the usual ones for cervical adenocarcinoma. The issue requires an in-person evaluation by a doctor.
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Possibly: For a full evaluation of your colon, a virtual colonoscopy or ct colonography may be an option. This is a specialized examination using the ct scanner performed by certain centers. Ask your doctor if this option is available in your area. ...Read more
Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capable of taking care of itself and needs no cleansing. You can pay a great deal of money to alternate practitioners for colon cleansing but this is money badly spent. If you think you have medical problems, see your family doctor. ...Read more
Use your judgement: Function of the colon is to absorb water from so that the liquid form of stool become more solid. Nutrients are absorbed by the small bowel. If you have diarrhea and fluid loss, you will need to increase fluid intake. Don't force yourself to drink too much free water. You may be better with an electrolyte solution like gatorade. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what you mean by "natural colon cleanse." technically, the colon is cleansing itself all the time, as long as we eat enough fiber to give our stool bulk and insure that toxins are bound and carried out. Some people take various products for colon cleanses. Many of these contain senna or other laxative. I discourage these products unless you are constipated. ...Read more