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Is Hurthle Cell Cancer The Same As Medullary Thyroid Cancer
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
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
Does rai normally eradicate the cancer cells in metastatic sites of papillary thyroid carcinoma? Or does it only reduce the tumors in these sites?
Eradicate: Rai can eradicate thyroid cancer cells from distant sites such as the lung or bone. It may not be completely effective with everyone, however, as some tumor cells at these distant sites have lost the ability to take up the iodine like normal thyroid cells can. In such cases, repeat and/or higher doses may be required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Left thyroid papillary carcinoma. Some follicular cells show hurthle cell/oncocytic changes. Is the treatment generally thyroidectomy & rad. Iodine?
Review with your MD: Usually, when one aspirates a thyroid cyst one may see "rare epithelioid giant cells". Most simple cysts of the thyroid are benign. However, fine needle aspirate of cystic papillary thyroid carcinoma may also show this feature and may lack diagnostic cells. So, additional information is needed to interpret the cytology report. ...Read more
What are the chances of metastatic renal cell cancer in a nephrectomised patient with clear cell carcinoma (fuhrman grade 2)?
Most likely not: Thyroid cancer that has spreaded to the lung is unlikely to be curable. However, there are treatments available to control the disease such as radioactive iodine if the cancer cells would pick up iodine. Patient can be treated and maintained with good quality life for many many years with repeat treatment if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?
parathyroid: Presumably you have had surgery followed by radioactive iodine. This could damage the parathyroid and cause hypoparathyroidism, although this usually does not happen. Thyroid cancer spreads locally (within the neck), and that could damage the parathyroids more, but again, this does not usually happen. Check this out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Benign : Technically, it can be benign or malignant, so it has to be surgically removed and histologically examined for malignant criteria. If the pathology report comes back as hurthle cell adenoma, it's being considered as benign because there weren't any features that suggested a malignant hurthle cell carcinoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can papillary or follicular thyroid cancer spread quickly? Or is the only fast spreading thyroid cancer anaplastic?
Please see below: Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers are referred to as differentiated thyroid cancer, which means that the cancer cells look and act in some respects like normal thyroid cells. Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers account for more than 90% of all thyroid cancers. They tend to grow very slowly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neglected, basal: Cell tumors can be quite invasive, and can eat away at entire portions of the face and skull. They are called "rodent ulcers" when this happens. So, while they are invasive, they do not seem to have the ability to metastasize, i.e., travel to other organs, set up colonies and destroy organ function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete informat: The presence of histiocytes (a type of inflammatory cell) & expected follicular cells in thyroid is not necessarily worrisome. But it depends on your symptoms, & what prompted the biopsy / FNA to begin with. Also, did you have a radioactive iodine exam? (Called "thyroid uptake & scan")? That tells you if the follicle is "functional" or not (making hormone). A hyperfunctional nodule is more worriso ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult.: It is treatable, but the cure rates are difficult once thyroid cancer has spread to the lungs. If this is not a hypothetical question for you or someone you know, there is limited data that a tyrosine kinase inhibitor may be helpful; it would at least be worth inquiring with your physician for their thoughts on the subject. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partially: There are several ways of treating scc of the lung. Specifically, there are molecular markers, such as egfr or alk-1 that can be tested to see if you are able to be managed with targeted drug therapy. Radiation is employed more frequently for scc than chemotherapy. All non-small cell cancers of the lung are treated differently than small cell carcinoma, which is much more chemo-sensitive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poorly defined CA: Anaplastic is a pathology term to describe how the cells look under the microscope. It generally means theres no discernible pattern (generally not a good thing) metastatic means it has spread beyond its initial location. Liver means thats where it started. ...Read more
Found 3rd tumor: other 2 were low grade and separately located: lung nsclc squamous & kidney which is unknown as lung is considered primary? What are the chances of this tumor being low grade nsclc ?
More aggressive: This is a form of thyroid cancer that has a worse prognosis than the typical papillary cancer. It is not the worst form of thyroid cancer. This is also associated with a mutation in the cancer cells call b-raf. There are some new drugs that attack this kind of tumor in later stage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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