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Is cervical carcinoma in situ considered cancer or pre cancer?

Is cervical carcinoma in situ considered cancer or pre cancer?

Pre- cancer: It is good to seek treatment from a gynecologist as it will require some form of local therapy to either excise it or burn it off with Laser or cryotherapy. if done well it can be easily eradicated. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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Is melanoma cancer curable/reversible?

Is melanoma cancer curable/reversible?

Very curable: In its early stages. Once it has spread from the primary site to other organs, the prognosis is much worse. Early treatment is key to a good outcome. ...Read more

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What causes ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

What causes ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

Viral insertion: DCIS is the earliest phase of transformation to malignancy developing in the ductal system before invasion into parenchyma has occurred. It is defined on mammo by clustered microcalcification. In general the long terminal repeat of the MMTV viral genome enters the ductal cell to initiate transformation. with time the cells become aggressive and invade basement membrane helped by the EBV virus ...Read more

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Is a squamous cell carcinoma a skin cancer?

Is a squamous cell carcinoma a skin cancer?

Type of skin cancer: There 3 main types of skin cancers basal cell carcinoma which rarely spreads, squamous cell carcinoma which arises from the top layers of the skin and can spread and melanoma which arises from the pigment cells. Ssquamous cell carcinomas can start as actinic keratosis, precancerous lesion and then evolve into nosema disease and well to moderately, to poorly differentiated cancer. ...Read more

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What is metastatic melanoma?

What is metastatic melanoma?

Skin cancer: In its most typical form, melanoma is a cancer that originates in cells of the skin called melanocytes. In some cases melanoma can spread to other organs from the skin. When it spreads, it is called metastatic melanoma. ...Read more

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Is endometrical cancer the same cancer as ulterine cancer?

Is endometrical cancer the same cancer as ulterine 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 more

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What is metastatic breast carcinoma?

What is metastatic breast carcinoma?

Cancer 'elsewhere': Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from its organ of origin to another part of the body. For example, the most common sites of metastases for breast cancer are the lungs, liver, and bone. Most breast cancers, when caught early and treated in a timely manner, do not ever spread to other organs. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer the same as carcinoma?

Dr. Kris Gast Dr. Gast
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Is breast cancer the same as carcinoma?

Cancer=carcinoma: Carcinoma is the latin word for cancer. Many different cancers are carcinomas...Like breast, lung, colon, and prostate. ...Read more

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Is liposarcoma a fatal cancer?

Is liposarcoma a fatal cancer?

Sometimes: Liposarcoma is a cancer that arises out of the fat cells - often in an extremity. It is usually treated with surgery and radiation. High grade cancers also are treated with chemotherapy. Curability of the cancer is dependent on whether it has spread before treatment (metastasized) or if it high grade under the microscope. This usually means that the cancer is more aggressive. ...Read more

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Is metastatic melanoma preventable?

Is metastatic melanoma preventable?

Yes and No: Certain genetic conditions may predispose someone to malignant melanoma. But there are certainly things that can be done to boost one's immune system to fight cancers. And those with irregular moles should be seen at least yearly by their doctor or dermatologist to remove suspicious moles. Therefore, preventing a metastatic process. ...Read more

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What is melanoma skin cancer?

What is melanoma skin cancer?

Aggressive cancer: Melanoma develops from melanocytes cells of the lower layers in the skin. These cells produce pigments and the color of skin. When they form into cancer it can grow radially and deeply which can be dangerous as it can subsequently spread to other areas of the body. There are genetic predispositions as well as ultraviolet radiation exposure and sunburns are risk factors. ...Read more

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Is invasive squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer more likely to spread than non-invasive?

Surgical excision: That is a pathological description of an excised lesion. There are two major ethos of treating a squamous cell cancers. The first is radiation, but this can leave permanent skin discoloration, and breakdown. Surgical excision with frozen echoing will help rule out. ...Read more

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I was diaganosed with invasive in situ breast cancer . What is the in situ about?

I was diaganosed with invasive in situ breast cancer . What is the in situ about?

ReviewPATHw/Surgeon: It is not uncommon to have in situ cancer next to invasive breast cancer. We stage the cancer based upon the size of the invasive component. However, the extent of in situ disease may impact our ability to do a lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy and may influence the type of radiation therapy that can be offered. I suggest you meet with your surgeon to review these details. ...Read more

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Is tamoxifen essential in invasive ductal carcinoma (HR+/ER+)? Does additional chemotherapy is neccesary in stage 1 cancer?

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Is tamoxifen essential in invasive ductal carcinoma (HR+/ER+)?
Does additional chemotherapy is neccesary in stage 1 cancer?

Yes, depends: Yes, anti-estrogen therapy is essential for ER+/PR+ invasive ductal carcinoma. While tamoxifen is used in premenopausal women, femara (letrozole) or arimidex used in postmenopausal women. Some stage I breast cancers (ER+/PR+) do not require further chemotherapy, others do. The need for additional chemotherapy can be assessed by tumor size, recurrence score from a special molecular testing, and etc. ...Read more

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Is metastatic melanoma cancer of the lungs usually terminal or survivable?

Varies: This depends if the metastatic disease can be removed surgically. The best chance at survival depends on removal of all the disease. ...Read more

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What are the survival statistics for breast cancer invasive ductal carcinoma?

What are the survival statistics for breast cancer invasive ductal carcinoma?

It depends on many f: Most women with localized breast cancer do very well and there is high cure rate. Overall 75%-80% of breast cancers are curable. But you need to know what stage of cancer it is? You should also know what subtype(there are 3 different types) of breast cancer it is. Further there is the matter of what type of adjuvant therapy(post surgery treatment) was used. I'am sure your oncologist can answeryr. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate with melanoma in situ stage 1?

What is the survival rate with melanoma in situ stage 1?

Nearly 100% cure: If the area is removed in its entirety, most patients have essentially a 100% cure rate. The catch is that anybody who has 1 melanoma is at risk for developing other melanomas at other skin sites for the rest of their life. So even though the in situ melanoma site is essentially cured, you still have to avoid sun exposure and keep up with your skin screenings on an annual basis! ...Read more

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What is the difference in melanoma and invasive melanoma?

What is the difference in melanoma and invasive melanoma?

Spread of cancer: Melanoma in situ is the term used to describe when the skin cancer only involves the surface (epidermis) of the skin and has not spread to any other tissues in the body; there is a 99.9% five year survival rate. Invasive melanoma indicates that the cancer has spread below the surface into the dermis of the skin. Metastatic melanoma indicates spread of the cancer to other areas in the body. ...Read more

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What is a neuroendocrine carcinoma cancer?

What is a neuroendocrine carcinoma cancer?

Interesting cancer: This is a type of cancer that mostly arises either from the small intestine, pancreas, or lung. They are unusual because some can produce certain hormones which cause symptoms like weight gain or weight loss, or diabetes, or diarrhea depending on which hormone is produced. If caught early, many are curable with surgical removal. The abbreviation is "NET" and another name is a carcinoid tumor. ...Read more

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What is inverted papilloma with dysplasia and foci of in situto invasive squamous cell carcinoma(transitional)?

What is inverted papilloma with dysplasia and foci of in situto invasive squamous cell carcinoma(transitional)?

Location: What is the source of the biopsy? In the paranasal sinuses inverted papilloma is a sinus tumor traditionally treated with surgery, especially if there are foci of carcinoma. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more


In Situ (Definition)

Means localosed in place. Medical terms is for carcinoma "localized and did not spread out" it is really description of precancerous condition with bad name that disturbs many patients. Carcinoma in situ is not a killer. If left untreated will develop into invasive cancer ...Read more