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How do you get adenocarcinoma is it hereditory?

How do you get adenocarcinoma is it hereditory?

Yes/No/Maybe: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that forms glands. It's a common kind of cancer found in lots of different organs. Some may have an inherited component and others not. Depends on the organ and family history. Best to you. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more


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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?

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

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What is Adenocarcinoma?

What is Adenocarcinoma?

Cancer: Specifically, one that arises in the business cells of a gland. ...Read more

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What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

Advanced cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a certain type of cancer. It can occur anywhere in the body, but the common ones are colon, lung, and breast cancer. Stage ivb is an advanced stage of cancer. ...Read more

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How fast do adenocarcinomas grow?

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

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Is adenocarcinoma life threatning?

Most definitely.: I hope your doctor told you how serious this is, and how important early treatment be instituted. ...Read more

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What are the causes of adenocarcinomas?

What are the causes of adenocarcinomas?

Depends: Depends on the location since adenocarcinomas can occur in the breast, lung, kidney, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, parotid gland, bladder, colon. So difficult to answer but lung, pancreas, kidney, esophagus and bladder linked to smoking. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of adenocarcinoma?

What is the prognosis of adenocarcinoma?

Depends on stage: Depends on several factors. One of them is stage, which basically describes if the cancer is local or how far its spread. Also the primary source of the cancer (pancreas vs lung for example) also leads to different prognosis. ...Read more

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How serious is signet cell adenocarcinoma?

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

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Does anyone out there treat adenocarcinoma?

Yes: Adenocarcinoma is a histologic type of cancer that can occur in many parts of the body. Surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists frequently treat these diseases. ...Read more