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Is Esophageal Cancer The Same As Throat Cancer
No,: Throat cancers generally arise in the larynx or voice box but can also involve other areas of the "throat" such as the tonsils or pyriform sinus. Esophageal cancer involves the esophagus or swallowing tube. High esophageal cancers are uncommon, but can occur in the neck. The most common presentation today for esophageal cancer is in the junction with the stomach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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Not exactly: Stomach cancer and esophageal cancers are different. But a stomach cancer sometimes can be located right near the esophagus too. The type of cancer cells can be similar in both cancers, but esophagus cancer calls can also be a different type. They are generally treated differently with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and would need different type of surgery too. ...Read more
Essentially yes.: This is basically the term for uterine cancer as endometrial cancer comprises most of the cancers in the uterus. There can be myometrial cancer, or cancer of the muscular layer of the uterus, and also leiomyoma/fibroid tumor, another benign tumor in the muscle layer of the uterus that has malignant variants, but these would be specified in diagnosis. But, overall, this is usually what it means. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes & No: The most common cancer of the uterus / uterine cancer is endometrial adenocarcinoma. A host of other cancers can arise in the uterus. In saying this, I am ignoring cancer of the uterine cervix, or "cervical cancer". It's good to know exactly what type of cancer may be present. Good luck. ...Read more
Unlikely but....: It is uncommon to have 2 cancers at the same time. But you may be confused by the fact that any one cancer can spread(metastasize) to other organs which can cause confusion in patients' mind. For example Stomach cancer can spread to the lungs....that does not mean you have 2 cancers....it simply means that your stomach cancer) has spread into the lungs yet your diagnosis remains stomach cancer. ...Read more
Barrett's.: This is a change in the esophagus in response to longstanding reflux. It is a precancerous change which requires frequent surveillance EGDs to make sure cancer is not developing. If Barrett's is found, the abnormal areas can be ablated so that they do not progress to cancer. Remember, reflux comes from an anatomic issue, so medications don't stop reflux and thereby may not prevent Barrett's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach cancer also in abdomin cavity. Is that the same as peritoneal cancer? What treatment is available and what's prognosis?
Colon and Prostate C: No, each originates from a different place. Colon cancer originates from the inner surface of the colon, the mucosa and prostate cancer originates from the glands of the prostate. The colon is a part of the gastrointestinal system while the prostate is part of the genitourinary tract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors, what is the difference between advanced testicular cancer and another advance cancer such as advanced lung cancer?
More curable: Advanced testicular cancer spreads to nodal area. In most instances the primmary is resectable and nodes can most oftern be removed. These tumors are sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy with a high cure rate. Lung cancer when advanced is most often not resectable and invades major pulmonary vessels into pericardium. Effective radiation hard to deliver and chemo limited. ...Read more
No !: These cancers are in different organs.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: A mouth fibroma may be a benign growth that is firm and non-cancerous, and could even be one type called a "bite fibroma" caused by repeated (inadvertent) damage to the inner cheek by biting the mucosa while chewing. You can also get mouth fibromas from chewing your lip or running the same spot over a chipped tooth, for example. Fibroma is not a cancer, but a non-biopsied growth could be! ...Read more
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