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Is It Possible To Have Surgery For My Pituitary Cancer
Yes: Pituitary growths are not cancerous. They are benign. The treatment for large growths or growths that produce excess hormones except for prolactin is surgery. The treatment for growths that produce prolactin is a pill, surgery is needed only if the pill doesn't shrink the tumor. Small non-functioning tumor < 1cm usually does not need treatment or surgery. ...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
Unlikely: If you are 32, I assume your daughter is less than 20. There is almost no chance of having breast cancer in that age range. Here is a graph. If you or she, suspect breast cancer, she needs to be examined.to determine what is going on. Here is the graph http://tinyurl.com/l6s9duv It is from this pager: http://tinyurl.com/43cw978 Here's a catchy interactive tool:http://tinyurl.com/m2wd35t ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The tumor could be seen as calcifications seen on mammgrams, or could be like early pget's disease. ...Read more
What does this mean I have ovarian cancer after surgery and chemo it returned in a month . Now diagnosis is cancer metastic to peritoneum and to liver?
TIME 4 NEW TREATMENT: I assume recurrence occurred 1 month after completing chemo, this is considered platinum resistant disease. Options - bevacizumab, liposomal doxorubicin or clinical trial looking at a new experimental drug for platinum resistance. Talk to your oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends what you mean by treatment. A diagnosis of cancer is usually not confirmed until the testis has been removed. Sometimes no treatment is a reasonable option after removal of the testis. If a lump has been present for 6 years but not removed, then it may not be cancer at all, although it is still important to have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have beendiagnosed with a tumor on my right throid, so it has to be removed, there is a lymp nodes posterior to the right that i had to also go for a biopsy, what does this mean?
Thyroid cancer: Lymph node would be the first organ involved when the cancer spreads. When the thyroid cancer is detected from a biopsy, if there are any suspicious lymph nodes adjacent the thyroid -then a biopsy is done to see whether those lymph nodes are involed by the cancer. If it does- those lymph nodes also have to be resected along with the thyroid gland. Hope that helps. And good luck for the surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom has cervical cancer it is stage two i want to know whether is it cureable and what is the treatment to be performed?
I want to know if it is possible to avoid acininc carcinoma surgery after knowing that there is a malignancy in early stage?
No: Acinic cell carcinomas are initially low grade carcinomas found mostly in parotid gland. With time they can become more aggressive, sometimes found in breast or pancreas. With the majority in the parotid gland, allowing this tumor to grow without resection can eventually have the facial nerve involved. A simple facial n. dissection with gland removal solves the problem. ...Read more
My mother is opting not to do chemo and radiation for cervical cancer. What could happen if left untreated?
Need more info: Different types of treatment are indicated for different stages of this disease. Very early disease is treated with only surgery. If more advanced, radiation or chemoradiation therapy may be indicated as well. ...Read more
Very, very unlikely: The incidence of breast cancer increases with age, occurring very rarely in one's 20's, sporadically in the 30's, and then increasing with each decade of life. An adolescent with a breast lump still requires physician evaluation, but a benign tumor called a fibroadenoma is far more likely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a tumor on my adrenal gland. I can't see a specialist for 4 months. Worried if this is cancer that the delay could cause me more problems.
Read imaging report: Many tumors found incidentally on the adrenal gland are not cancerous. If this is the case, there are classic imaging characteristics that would lean toward a non cancerous diagnosis for which it would be ok to wait for the specialist. If the report does not mention benign characteristics, i would not wait to get clarification from a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for my husband's doctor to know from a CT scan that he has cancer and needs surgery?
No: Ct scans are imaging studies and can tell if there are possible problems, they cannot be used to make pathological diagnoses. Any findings on ct scan should be followed a procedure to obtain a biopsy. This information should be used to give a better picture of what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare, not impossible: Nothing is impossible 14 year old boys have a prostate, and any organ can get cancer it would be extremely rare and likely the source of a journal article in a patient that young, it would most likely be a rhabdomyosarcoma, not a traditional adenocarcinoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is still possible but depends on what treatment, if any, the man has received. The cancer itself should not interfere with reproduction. However, treatments such as radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) will decrease / eliminate fertility by natural methods. Some patients do not have treatment immediately (watchful waiting or active surveillance), in which case fertility should remain. ...Read more
My dad had prostrate cancer and had laser surgery to remove it . Now the doctors want to see if the cancer went to the bone marrow.. Is this normal practice?
Maybe: Trust your doctor. The decision will be made by evaluating the risk of malignancy and the experience of your physician. ...Read more
Yes, in some cases: In certain situations, such as early disease (stage 1 indolent lymphoma) , less aggressive cancers (grade 1 brain cancers), cancers requiring organ preservation (early head and neck cancers)radiation alone can be effective and curative. Newer radiation approaches (e.g. Cyberknife) hold the promise for increased benefit when used alone. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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