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What is stage 4 metastatic adenocarcinoma? How is it treated?

What is stage 4 metastatic adenocarcinoma? How is it treated?

Metastatic tumor: The treatment of metastatic adenocarcinoma depends on the nature of the primary, the site of metastasis and the degree of metastatic tumor. Pancreatic Ca with one lesion in the liver is unresectable and treated by chemo such as Gemzar (gemcitabine) Abraxane. Colon Ca with one lesion to liver is resected. When any met is unresectable chemo is always used alone or in combination with RT. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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My mother has been diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. Can you explain what this means?

Glandular activity: Primary tumors with mucinous features are those that are derived from organs producing mucin to allow the organ to function. The most common organ whose tumor,an adenocarcinoma, has mucinous features is that from colon. As such the metastatic tumors would have segmental areas within the spreading lesion that demonstrates the presence of fields of mucin on histologic exam. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mother has been diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. what does this mean?

Many things: Adenocarcinoma means a cancer derived of epithelial cells of glandular origin (not from a gland necessarily). Metastatic means that it has spread. Mucinous features means that the pathologist saw areas of mucin outside the cells, the significance of this depends on how much and where. It being metastatic is probably the most important thing prognostically, but please discuss with oncologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chemotherapy for metastatic adenocarcinoma?

To do what???: Please ask a more clear question. Do you want to know: How long is it used or lasts? or how long it takes to show benefit?. You need to also indicate what type of Cancer that you are interested in knowing about (adenocarcinoma of what organ???) ...Read more

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What is left axillary lymph node metastatic adenocarcinoma?

Regional spread: Many tumors, as they evolve, develop the potential to spread. The lesions develop matrix metalloproteinase which forms small e-cadherin from the cell cement and allows for spread. Regional nodes are a common site and for lesions on the arm and chest, spread is to the axilla. Lt. breast carcinomas as they grow and spread frequently are noted in the left axillary lymph nodes as metastatic adenoca ...Read more

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My 49 yr old husband was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma. It has mets to brain liver foot humorous adrenal glands. What is prognosis?

My 49 yr old husband was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma. It has mets to brain liver foot humorous adrenal glands. What is prognosis?

Guarded: Metastatic lung cancer has a pretty bad prognosis as I am sure his oncologist would have told him or you. The avergae survival is 6 months to 12 months. But there are some new treatments recently made available which have increased survivorship. These treatments depend on gene test results done on his tumor. Just ask your docotr if his cancer has been tested for gene mutations and if he is a candi. ...Read more

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49 year old male has stage vi lung adenocarcinoma. No gene mutations receiving chemo and avastin (bevacizumab) received radiation on foot and brain. What prognosis?

49 year old male has stage vi lung adenocarcinoma. No gene mutations receiving chemo and avastin (bevacizumab) received radiation on foot and brain. What prognosis?

It varies according : Patients with stage 4 lung cancer have an average survival of 12 months but there is a wide range from 9 months to 18 months. Some patients can live for 2-5 years but that is rare and only happens if their tumor shows a great response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How can a lung cancer metastatic to brain patient feels?

Variable: Depends on cell type, location, stage, time of origin, and metastatic activity from nothing noticed at all in early stage to the worst possible misery and pain and breathlessness! and headaches can be miserable. Weight loss , cachexia, cough, bleeding, drowning in sputum, are all possibles. With spread, bone pain anywhere and paralysis can occur. Do not smoke! ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with lung cancer with metastatic to the brain, now there's a bleed on the brain what is his life expectancy?

My husband was diagnosed with lung cancer with metastatic to the brain, now there's a bleed on the brain what is his life expectancy?

Bad disease: Metastatic lung Cancer is a very bad cancer. An average patient can be expected to live between 4-12 months depending on how many sites of spread(besides the brain) he has and how mnay tumor nodules show up in his Brain scans. Patients with multiple brain metastases do poorly and may have even a shorter survival , sometimes just a few weeks unless his tumors shrink with the treatments offered to ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more