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Is Adenocarcinoma Hereditary
Lost my mom an her mom within 12mths, both from non small cell adenocarcinoma that spread to bones, etc, both smoked, I don't. Hereditary? Worry?
Not likely inherited: Most non small cell lung cancer in smokers is not hereditary but it is possible in your case. The reality is that if you do not smoke, there is nothing further to do except live a healthy lifestyle. I wouldn't worry but if you are concerned, you could ask your physician if they feel that genetic testing should be done or if regular screening spiral ct scans should be done. ...Read more
It varies: It depends on their organ of origin. Adenocarcinoma of breast is much different than one arising in the colon or in the lung. Sometimes we can not find their primary origin...So called adenocarcinoma of unknown primary (acup) which has once of the worst outcomes and it causes serious trouble in 4-6 months. If you can tell us your complete history, I can be more exact in my response. ...Read more
Potentially serious: Signet ring adenocarcinoma can occur in the stomach, intestine, or in other organs. The stage of cancer is most important in terms of prognosis, and how serious a cancer is. However, signet ring carcinomas are generally more aggressive than non-signet ring adenocarcinomas. ...Read more
Glandular tissue: Adenocarcinoma represents a significant group of malignant lesions which arise in the Lung, GI tract, breast tissue and uterus. As such we find lung adenocarcinomas producing pulmonary mucin, stomach cancer in the glandular mucosa, colon cancer endometrial cancer and other organ tissues that produce this form of cancer. Also seen in salivary glands that produce secretions. ...Read more
Glands.: Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular tissue and are the most common type of malignancy. Common sites include lung, breast, prostate, esophagus, stomach, intestines and pancreas. Patterns of spread vary with site of origin, but metastases to lungs, liver, lymph nodes and bone are typical for adenocarcinomas. ...Read more
Cervix Ca: Villoglandular adenocarcinoma, also villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma is a rare type of cervical cancer that, in relation to other cervical cancers, is typically found in younger women and has a better prognosis. A similar lesion may arise from the endometrium of the uterus. The signs and symptoms are similar to other cervical cancers and may include post-coital bleeding and/or pain during intercourse (dyspareunia). The diagnosis is based on tissue biopsy. The treatment is dependent on the stage. As the prognosis of this tumour is usually good, fertility sparing approaches may be treatment options ...Read more
Adenocarcinoma.? wher: Where is the Adenocarcinoma located in your friend's body? Such cancers can arise in Lung (breast (in women) and in the GI tract like in the Colon. The prognosis will depend on site/location in the body and also on the type of treatment offered and the response to the treatment determines the outcome. Stage-3 is a relatively advanced stage of cancer, yet it is treatable. ...Read more
Almost all of them: From top to bottom, here is a sample: salivary glands, thyroid, lungs, esophagus, stomach, breast (s), pancreas, intestines, biliary system, ovaries and peritoneum, prostate, uterus, adrenal glands, other glands, skin glands. Secondarily advanced adenocarcinoma from any origin may spread to other locations too: brain, liver, lungs, bone, skin, lymph nodes. ...Read more
It depends on Stage: Treatment of Cancer depends on the extent of tumor (called stage of Cancer). If the Cancer is loclaised (stage 1 or 2) surgery is the best approach of treatment. If it has spread farther away, then chemotherapy has to be the mainstay of treatment with or without surgery. Your oncologist can guide you further. ...Read more
Define primary: Definite treatment indicated. The primary site of the adenocarcinoma must be defined and resected if possible. Then what has metastasized will only remain at that site but with the tendency to grow. With the primary removed, the metastatic site can be approached, by radiation, chemo, immunotherapy. When primary removed, chemosensitization studies can be performed to choose best drug. ...Read more
It is cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that originates from glandular epithelial cells. This is usually classified as poorly, moderately or well differentiated based on the resemblance of these cells to normal epithelium with the well-differentiated cells being most similar in appearance to the normal cells. The poorer the differentiation, the more aggressive and poorer prognosis. ...Read more
Months to years: This depends on a number of factors, including type of cancer, age at diagnosis, if metastasis is to bone only or to organs, other medical conditions, how well chemotherapy is working, etc. I have patients in my own practice alive more than 5 years with stage 4 cancer, although most do not live quite this long. I recommend a patient to stay active and eat well to maximize chance of longevity. ...Read more
Depends on staging: If stage. 4 it can range from few weeks to months, . ...Read more
What has to be performed in order for the results to show a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma?
Biopsy: But that result is a simple biopsy, making regular slides and regular coloring of it and looking under the microscope. Identical technology from the 19th century. ...Read more
Us government maintains some good health info at cancer. Gov. Here's the link to the pdq on esophageal cancer:
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/esophageal/patient/page1
there are a lot of websites out there that have a lot of questionable information--sometimes it's hard to know where to go to get good information.
Good luck, and be sure to return to health tap for any questions! ...Read more
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