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Doctor insights on: Is Liposarcoma A Disease That Can Spread

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Is it true that periodontal disease can spread or infect the tonsils?

Is it true that periodontal disease can spread or infect the tonsils?

Probably not: While periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth the bacteria responsible for the problem usually remain within the gum pockets. It has been theorized that bacteria and their toxins in periodontal disease may enter the bloodstream and affect other organ systems. Much of that makes sense but more studies are needed to understand how. ...Read more

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Can a diagnosis of lung cancer which already has spread to the liver, be mistaken for something else?

Can a diagnosis of lung cancer which already has spread to the liver, be mistaken for something else?

Infection: Clinical presentation of the patient and a confirmatory biopsy would be necessary if there was a question as to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How many chemotherapy circles are possible in small cell lung cancer stage 4? Is it curable if it is spread in bones too or if it is life prolongable?

How many chemotherapy circles are possible in small cell lung cancer stage 4? Is it curable if it is spread in bones too or if it is life prolongable?

4-6 cycles 1st line: Usually 4-6 cycles of plantin/vp16 as 1st line. Small cell lung cancer (stage iv) is not curable with current treatment regimen, but current therapy can prolong the survival even for stage IV small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch a nodular melanoma "in situ"?

Is it possible to catch a nodular melanoma "in situ"?

Then is not called: as nodular melanoma , it is serious condition , how small it is when diagnosed already penetrated basal layer of skin causing early metastasis and unlikely possibility ...Read more

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Cancer specialist , please: If a malignant tumor is surgically removed doesn't it spread cancer to other parts of the body? How can this be avoided?

Cancer specialist , please: If a malignant tumor is surgically removed doesn't it spread cancer to other parts of the body? How can this be avoided?

Cancers : Many cancers can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. To prevent this spread, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of these cancers is key. ...Read more

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Is there a risk that the liver biopsy might cause the cancer to spread?

Is there a risk that the liver biopsy might cause the cancer to spread?

Yes: Any type of biopsy has the potential to increase the spread of cancer. The risk appears to be small, but is a consideration to take into account. ...Read more

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Is paraneoplastic syndrome a mets, cancer like spread from the lung to elsewhere an is it always seen in cat scan ?

Is paraneoplastic syndrome   a mets, cancer like spread from the lung to elsewhere    an is it always seen in cat scan ?

Not metastases: Paraneoplastic syndromes result either from substances produced by a tumor (perhaps a pituitary adenoma making prolactin and causing impotence) or from the immune response against a tumor attacking healthy cells (perhaps the attack on an oat cell lung cancer causing blindness). They have nothing to do with whether the tumor has metastasized. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for nodular melanoma specifically? Can it be caught in situ? What causes it to begin as nodular as opposed to superficial?

What is the survival rate for nodular melanoma specifically?  Can it be caught in situ?  What causes it to begin as nodular as opposed to superficial?

Poor: The most aggressive type of melanoma is the Nodular melanoma. The most serious type of skin cancer is Melanoma or more often referred to as malignant melanoma. It became the most exceptional type of skin cancer form because it is likely to spread among the internal organs or lymph nodes in the body unlike other skin cancer types. ...Read more

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What is multifocal malignancy? Is that spread or is that just multiple individual cancers?

What is multifocal malignancy?  Is that spread or is that just multiple individual cancers?

Depends: This is a great question and really depends on the circumstances. Sometimes this is very difficult to tell, and prompts doctors to look for other signs. In breast and liver cancer, multifocal usually means that these are multiple individual cancers that arise due to a "field defect". Your medical oncologist can help you understand your particular case better. ...Read more

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Is it possible that repeatedly jabbing a cancerous tumor with a biopsy needle spread cancer cells from the tumor?

I say "No": We've looked at this ever since I was on my third-year pathology rotation in med school 40 years ago. The findings keep coming back with the evidence of any effect conspicuously absent. If it were a mechanical effect, tumor would recur along needle tracks -- and it almost never does. I suspect cancer cells sneak into the bloodstream often, but can't spread until they've acquired the ability. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure esophagus cancer that has spread to liver by receiving a liver transplant?

Is it possible to cure esophagus cancer that has spread to liver by receiving a liver transplant?

Absolutely not!: No legitimate studies support the idea, and the immunosuppressive drugs block the immune systems aid in cancer control. Controlling the local disease is poor regardless of local therapy, and there are other sites of potential metastasis. I would not think of it for me if i had this. ...Read more

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Can a small potentially malignant growth be spreading cancer to other places in the body even if the tumor itself is not growing or changing?

Can a small potentially malignant growth be spreading cancer to other places in the body even if the tumor itself is not growing or changing?

It is possible,,,: Depending on the type of tumor and where it is in the body, a small tumor can metastasize or spread to other areas of the body. For example, a melanoma can stay the same in size, but if it penetrated the skin basement membrane, it can spread very quickly. Some breast cancers can also do this. ...Read more

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Is throat cancer curable if it has spread to the liver?

Is throat cancer curable if it has spread to the liver?

I wish I could say..: I wish i could say yes. But, unfortunately the answer is no. When the throat cancer has spred to the liver that is a stage IV disease and is an incurable disease. It is stil a treatable disease. Please discuss detail treatment plan with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to control cancer(lymphomas) by infecting with hiv, as it can destruct lymphocytes?

Is it possible to control cancer(lymphomas) by infecting with hiv, as it can destruct lymphocytes?

I wish it could: Sadly, there are many different types of lymphocytes, you need your healthy ones or you die, and most lymphomas derive from lymphocytes that can't be cleared by any known virus. ...Read more

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Is there a bone cancer treated only with grain when it is in the early stages?

Is there a bone cancer treated only with grain when it is in the early stages?

No: There are different bone cancers and the treatments can vary depending on which bone cancer it is. For the most aggressive like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma treatment is with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation in ewing sarcoma but not usually in osteosarcoma. ...Read more

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