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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Malignant (Definition)

The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...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