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What does n1c means in colon cancer? What does it mean depostits of tumor but without lymph nodes involvement

What does n1c means in colon cancer? What does it mean depostits of tumor but without lymph nodes involvement

Characteristics: These are all characteristics we use to determine the aggressiveness of a cancer.

These dictate to us, if and which chemotherapy should be used and other treatments and follow ups accordingly.

The features you describe should all warrant a consultation with an oncologist. ...Read more

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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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My husband had a colon tumor removed they got it all but has stage 3 colon cancer 6 of 20 lymph nodes what does this mean?

My husband had a colon tumor removed they got it all but has stage 3 colon cancer 6 of 20 lymph nodes what does this mean?

An excellent website: I am sorry to hear your news. You obviously have been going through a lot. The nih has an excellent, patient friendly website with info about this. See:

http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/colon/patient/page2

the site goes on to discuss treatment. He is most likely looking at chemotherapy. Your oncologist should be able to help with the details. Good luck to you both. ...Read more

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Why are tumor deposits in colon cancer considered as lymph nodes when there are no lymphovascular invasion, because of td it's becoming a stage 3?

Why are tumor deposits in colon cancer considered as lymph nodes when there are no lymphovascular invasion, because of td it's becoming a stage 3?

Local spread: If the tumor deposits are located away from the main primary, then most authorities consider them to be equivalent to a positive lymph node (s). Most likely these deposits got there via lymphovascular invasion even if the pathologist could not see that histologically on the slides. The ajcc also considers discontinous tumor deposits as n1c in the pathological staging system. ...Read more

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What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

Your doctor should g: A physical examination by a good doctor can guide you further. If there is a real lump in your neck, we need to know more about this lump...like how big is it? How long has it been there? Is it growing in size or static?
There are tumors that can arise from soft tissues of the neck like muscles and other structures that make up your neck. If the tumor is easily palpable, then you need X-rays done ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer: Oncologist says will use CT after chemo cycles to see if chemo worked. Tumor was removed with 2 lymph nodes. Is CT a good choice?

Pancreatic cancer: Oncologist says will use CT after chemo cycles to see if chemo worked. Tumor was removed with 2 lymph nodes. Is CT a good choice?

Yes it is: It is a commonly used reliabel test. If there is any doubt after CT, PET scan can help clarify it. At times these two can be used alternatively, at every 3 to 4 month intervals. ...Read more

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My mother has stage IV colon cancer that has mestitized to the liver. She has 15 tumors in liver with spots in her lungs and lymph nodes. Prognosis?

My mother has stage IV colon cancer that has mestitized to the liver. She has 15 tumors in liver with spots in her lungs and lymph nodes. Prognosis?

Stage IV colon cance: Your mohter's cancer is stage iv.

Please refer to the table on this page for survival data:

http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-survival-rates

i am so sorry to hear that you are going through this terrible time. ...Read more

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If sum of ur lymph nodes were biopsied as + can they float inside the body & can setup anywhere 2 start forming another tumor?

If sum of ur lymph nodes were biopsied as + can they float inside the body & can setup anywhere 2 start forming another tumor?

Not exactly...: Lymph nodes (ln) are designed to trap anything that is "foreign" to our body such as cancer cells. We remove them to stage cancers; if cancer cells spread from the organ it originated in into the ln, we can assume that there are also cancer cells "elsewhere", ie, liver, lungs, bone, etc. Thankfully, chemotherapy can often often kill these cells before they take over these other organs. ...Read more

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Is n1 which means lymph nodes involved better or n1c which is no lymph nodes involved but few nodules around the tumor which was out already better?

Is n1 which means lymph nodes involved better or n1c which is no lymph nodes involved but few nodules around the tumor which was out already better?

Depends on tumor.: The staging of each primary site (breast, lung, etc) is different. In general n0 means no lymph nodes positive. N1 will be limited ln metastases, n2 more extensive, n3 the worst. N1 may be subdivided as n1a, n1b, etc. In general the higher the n number and then the higher the letter in the subset, the worst the prognosis, but anything above n0 means cancer spread to lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What lymph nodes would swell and b affected if u have a tumor in the posterior part of the hard palate?

What lymph nodes would swell and b affected if u have a tumor in the posterior part of the hard palate?

Neck: Deep cervical node in you neck. What makes you think you have a tumor. There are any causes for pain, swelling, raised bumps that are not cancer.Please see an oral surgeon asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean lymph nodes negative but 3 nodules found around the tumor, is it possible that other nodules might still be in the colon?

What does it mean lymph nodes negative but 3 nodules found around the tumor, is it possible that other nodules might still be in the colon?

Satellite tumors can: Occur around the primary, but nodes are separate entities. The size, location of the tumor, penetrance through the bowell wall are important. The node dissection and patholgy needs to find > 13 nodes for evaluation; fewer leads to uncertainty. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if the tumor is gone, why are the lymph nodes still enlarged?

Could you tell me if the tumor is gone, why are the lymph nodes still enlarged?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Tests show that the tumors are gone but his lymph nodes are still enlarged. What does that mean?

Tests show that the tumors are gone but his lymph nodes are still enlarged. What does that mean?

Tumors of the Lymph: Lymphomas are tumors of the lymph nodes which require treatment with chemotherapy. They would shrink in size and go away if the treatment is working well. So it depends on the size of the lymph nodes. Anything larger than mbarble size (about one inch) would be abnormal and requires medical attention to confirm if the tumor has indeed gone away completely or only partially. ...Read more

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I have no thyroid, TT and tumor removal in 2012, I have slow growing jugular lymph nodes (2 of concern @ 2.1cm and 2.6cm)?

I have no thyroid, TT and tumor removal in 2012, I have slow growing jugular lymph nodes (2 of concern @ 2.1cm and 2.6cm)?

Possible mets: In contrast to most H&N malignancies, thyroid Ca does not undergo a concomitant radical neck dissection. Rather nodes are plucked from the adjacent jugular veins. If no abnormal nodes noted at surgery the procedure encompasses the thyroid gland only. At 3 yrs. P.o. if jugular nodes are now noted, bx should be performed and if positive, the jugular veins should be dissected. ...Read more

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Elevated pth, sono showed swolken lymph nodes some had a red and blue color on the scan some didn't. What is that? Is that a tumor?

Elevated pth, sono showed swolken lymph nodes some had a red and blue color on the scan some didn't. What is that? Is that a tumor?

Not necessarily: You indicate that the us showed swollen lymph nodes but you don't say how large they were or whether they had normal appearing anatomy. The red and blue color inmdicates blood flow in the node on a doppler picture done to evaluate blood flow. Again amount of flow may be normal or not. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having a partial masectomy I have a small Tumor. My doctor said they will take out Tumor and lymph nodes. Will there be two incisions or one?

I am having a partial masectomy I have a small Tumor. My doctor said they will take out Tumor and lymph nodes. Will there be two incisions or one?

2 incisions: Small radial incision used to remove the breast primary and then bx or excision site reconstructed by placing fine hook in medial incision near nipple, elelvating nipple so site looks like inversted ice cream cone and base and then other tissues approximated. A second small incision made in axilla after injecting dye at tumor site to define sentinel nodes and Axillary dissection if nodes pos. ...Read more

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Do breast tumors often metastasize to local lymph nodes?

Do breast tumors often metastasize to local lymph nodes?

Yes: App. 1 in 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer will have evidence of cancer spread to the lymph nodes in the armpit on the affected side. This indicates the high probability of cancer cells "elsewhere" in the body but does not mean that the cancer is incurable. This usually warrants the recommendation for chemotherapy to kill these "elsewheres"; thankfully, this is often successful. ...Read more

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Are all lymph nodes in the groin area, what most doctors call benign tumors, felt by lightly pressing the area?

Are all lymph nodes in the groin area, what most doctors call benign tumors, felt by lightly pressing the area?

No, and no: Lymph nodes are not tumors. An enlarged lymph node is not a benign tumor, though because there are no benign tumors of the lymphatic system, we may call it "benign". The vast majority of groin lymph nodes are not palpable. When I was a barefoot-summers kid, I got big groin nodes whenever it was nice out. Life's to hard already to worry about each lymph node that comes up. Relax. ...Read more

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Can my kid 1.9 months old skip radiation if tumor is all removed from his leg with clear margin and free lymph nodes?

Can my kid 1.9 months old skip radiation if tumor is all removed from his leg with clear margin and free lymph nodes?

Radiation: While everything looks grossly normal, you cannot know what is going on at a microscopic level therefore, it would be to your child's advantage to undergo radiation ...Read more

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Moderately diff. Sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also (tumor free in path. Report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?

Moderately diff. Sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also (tumor free in path. Report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?

Multidisciplinary: Make sure tour case is being discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting that includes the surgeon, along with medical and radiation oncologists, and radiologists. This is something usually referred to as a tumor board, and is present at many hospitals. Also look on the American Cancer Society website for more information about stage related treatment options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Malignant (Definition)

The term “malignant” is mainly used in the context of cancer, but can also be used to describe a condition that can be acutely damaging to the body, ...Read more