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What are the tests for duodenal cancer?

What are the tests for duodenal cancer?

The duodenum is the: 12 inches of small bowell after the gastric antrum. The ducts from the liver and pancreas enter quickly and the remainder sweeps below/behind the pancreas. The work up needs to determine the blood vessels (aorta, ivc, sma, smv, portal vein). The biopsy usually is deon endoscopically. The treatment is whipple, pancreatoduodenectomy, with roux-en-y loops to drain bile. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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What sort of disorder is duodenal cancer?

What sort of disorder is duodenal cancer?

Uncommon: Duodenal cancer is usually a type of adenocarcinoma. Cancers of the small intestine or duodenum are fairly rare. They may grow to block the intestine before they are diagnosed, and sometimes bleed slowly or cause anemia. These types of cancer can be serious and usually always need surgery, as well as possible chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of duodenal cancer?

What are the symptoms of duodenal cancer?

Location: Duodenal cancers are rare ~ 1% of GI cancers. Tumors near the ampula may cause symptoms by obstructing the ducts leading to jaundice, pancreatitis and pain in other locations the lesion may cause symptoms of duodenal ulcer, i.e., pain or manifest by infiltrating surrounding organs. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

Rare: Duodenal cancer is quite rare. Prognosis depends on how early it was found and if it can be completely removed surgically. Prognosis can be highly variable from one person to another depending on stage of when he cancer was found. Hard to know without further clinical detailed information. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for duodenal cancer?

What is the treatment for duodenal cancer?

The duodenum is the: 12 inches of small bowell after the gastric antrum. The ducts from the liver and pancreas enter quickly and the remainder sweeps below/behind the pancreas. The work up needs to determine the blood vessels (aorta, ivc, sma, smv, portal vein). The biopsy usually is deon endoscopically. The treatment is whipple, pancreatoduodenectomy, with roux-en-y loops to drain bile. ...Read more

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What can cause duodenal cancer?

What can cause duodenal cancer?

Mutation: Anyone with duodenal adenocarcinoma deserves to be checked for the same genetic mutations that produce colon cancer. Or it may be dumb luck. I hope you have a good result from what I expect will be a surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Duodenal cancer?

AdenoCa in mucosa: An uncommon lesion arising in the mucosa of the 1st to 4th portion of duodenum presenting with obstruction or bleeding. In many cases lesion involves medial ampulla of Vater and obstructs pancreatic duct system requiring Whipple. Prognosis here however better with resection than lesion arising in pancreatic ducts. ...Read more

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I have a nodule on the duodenum of 22mm and it is flat. What does this mean. Can it turn into cancer if not removed?

I have a nodule on the duodenum of 22mm and it is flat. What does this mean. Can it turn into cancer if not removed?

Needs a biopsy: The duodenum is not a common site of cancer, nor of nodules, except in certain cancer-predisposed families. The prognosis for an individual becomes clearer once the tissue has been examined under the microscope, since a nodule could be non-malignant, pre-cancerous, or cancer. Usually an upper endoscopy is required. ...Read more

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If my dad had polyps and his mother had oseohagus cancer am I at risk? I had erosions in duodenum 2012 but biopsie ok. Am I high risk for cancer?

If my dad had polyps and his mother had oseohagus cancer am I at risk? I had erosions in duodenum 2012 but biopsie ok. Am I high risk for cancer?

It depends: It depends on what types of polyps and esophagus cancer. There are rare syndromes that might cause both of these conditions, but most likely they have sporadically arisen in a non-genetically-related manner. ...Read more

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Is chelation therapy effective to treat cancer in the duodenum?

Is chelation therapy effective to treat cancer in the duodenum?

No: What are you planning to chelate? Chelation is appropriate treatment for some heavy metal poisonings, e.g., arsenic, and lead. There is no objective evidence for the effectiveness of chelation therapy for any other ailments. ...Read more

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Had cholecystectomy in aug13 now foul wind and hard upper rhs as if something is stuck bile? Scared of liver or duodenum cancer? Plz help

Not to worry: Most likely the symptoms are related to a change in digestion. The hard area is probably scar tissue and should soften up with time. The likelihood of the liver or duodenal cancer is extremely low in someone 36 years old. A CT scan will put all of those fears to bed. ...Read more

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I had egd shows localized nodular mucosa duodenal bulb and hyperemic gastric body. I also have an adrenal tumor on right side. Is this cancer?

I had egd shows localized nodular mucosa duodenal bulb and hyperemic gastric body. I also have an adrenal tumor on right side. Is this cancer?

Your doctorsknow mor: It is best to ask your doctor to explain your situation. The egd findings appear unimpressive to me unless you have some symptoms of gastritis.
Your adrenal tumor needs better definition in terms of its size. It is quite common to find small nodules in the adrenals which are mostly benign unless they are bigger than 2-3 cm in size and or you have any symptoms due to hormonal excess. ...Read more

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Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

To avoid stomach: When your esophagus is removed due to cancer (esophagectomy) in order to eat again, your stomach may be used to replace your esophagus (stomach conduit). Therefore you want to avoid any surgery that may compromise the use of the stomach as a conduit. Therefore a feeding tube would be placed in the small bowel or jejunum. This is called a "j" tube. ...Read more

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Any ideas why a person with esophageal cancer will have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

Any ideas why a person with esophageal cancer will have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

Better tolerated: Two major reasons. First, the stomach is the preferred organ substitute for esophageal cancer surgery, and second, duodenal feedings are generally better tolerated, and are associated with less reflux. ...Read more

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Balanced diet for duodenal peptic ulcer and prostate cancer (gleason 3+3).

Balanced diet for duodenal peptic ulcer and prostate cancer (gleason 3+3).

Eat lots of fruits: And veggies daily. Cut down on coffee, soda, spicy foods, citrus, chocolates, etc. Follow up with the specialists. God bless you! Http://www. All4naturalhealth. Com/herbs-for-cancer. Html. ...Read more

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Pet/ct scan result states increased tracer accumilation around the biliary stent to the duodenum does this mean the cancer is spreading to intestine?

Pet/ct scan result states increased tracer accumilation around the biliary stent to the duodenum does this mean the cancer is spreading to intestine?

PET uptake can be up: Pet uptake can go up with any kind of inflammation also. So it is not necessarily due to cancer getting worse or spreading. I think it is likely due to the stent. ...Read more

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31 y/o. Dull pain w/ burning upper abdomen. On &off 3-4 yrs. What is most like to cause? And what is chance this is cancer? Have appt but scare

31 y/o. Dull pain w/ burning upper abdomen. On &off 3-4 yrs. What is most like to cause? And what is chance this is cancer? Have appt but scare

Check with your doct: It is 3-4 years, it may not be a too bad thing. Could be acid reflux, could be gastritis. Only after you are checked by your doctor, you will find a relieve. Good luck, ...Read more

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Sharp constant pain on left upper abdomen. Is it cancer or acid reflux?

Sharp constant pain on left upper abdomen. Is it cancer or acid reflux?

Sharp pain LUQ: For how long? More likely reflux with or with out H pylori, also could be esosinophilic esophagitis or esophagitis, gastritis or even constipation, rarely pulmnary issues including clot but would have ti evaluated. F/u with doc today as a clot is a major issue. ...Read more

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I have difficult swallowing saliva only but no pain. Sometime upper abdomen heaviness and chest heaviness. Can this be sign of cancer?

I have difficult swallowing saliva only but no pain. Sometime upper abdomen heaviness and chest heaviness. Can this be sign of cancer?

Well...: Some of those symptoms can be seen in certain cancers but also can be due to many other conditions. At your age, I would say cancer is unlikely but you need to see a physician for a full evaluation. We cannot do that on health tap. Remember to avoid tobacco, limit alcohol intake, eat well, and exercise. Best to you. ...Read more

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Sir in the sonogram report of upper abdomen concludes the small hypoechoic S.O.L. in the right lobe of the liver. Is this ths sign of liver cancer?

Not necessarily: A hypoechoic lesion is a very nonspecific term and it could indicate from simple cyst to a malignant lesion. The key is to correlate with patient perspective and analyze what further investigation to be done or not to be done. A competent physician will take all of these things into consideration in determining what should be the next step. If you have not sought any help, you should. ...Read more

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22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain, itching - blood test ultrasound, hidascan, all normal, fear of cancers? Am in fear! Help docs!!

22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain, itching - blood test ultrasound, hidascan, all normal, fear of cancers? Am in fear! Help docs!!

More info needed: Any history of jaundice (yellowness)? Any history of hepatitis exposure? For your doctor to order the above tests, you must have some other symptoms? Any history of gall bladder disease? I suggest a discussion with your physician and a chance to develop a plan for further investigation. ...Read more

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14 year old girl burp a lot and I heard burping is a symptom of stomach cancer. So does she have stomach cancer? Upper abdomen is bloated.

14 year old girl burp a lot and I heard burping is a symptom of stomach cancer. So does she have stomach cancer? Upper abdomen is bloated.

Cancer unlikely: Burping is not related to cancer. The girl may be swallowing air due to a nervous habit. If burping is the only issue, you may leave it alone.
Get her HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Pains in upper abdomen and back. ALT 71. Dual phase pancreas scan normal. Really worried about pancreatic cancer. CT scan reassuring? Thanks

Pains in upper abdomen and back. ALT 71. Dual phase pancreas scan normal. Really worried about pancreatic cancer. CT scan reassuring? Thanks

Diagnosing cancer: No one test is 100% perfect but a normal looking CT scan of the pancreas can be reassuring. Very very early stages of any cancer sometimes can be not visible under a CT scan. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer? Upper abdomen pain, some burning, mid back pain & hip, I do have poor posture.

Pancreatic cancer? Upper abdomen pain, some burning, mid back pain & hip, I do have poor posture.

RARE: Pancreatic cancer is rare comparing to other digestive disease cancer.
it could be your pancreas causing the pain,
it could be an ulcer, or gallbladder disease they all can cause same symptoms.
see your doctor, they will evaluate either assure you, or treat you.
start by watching your diet, take anti acid and medication from OTC, like zantaz, or prilosec.
either way see your doctor please.
good luck. ...Read more

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Haven't had solid bowl movement more then 8 months pain & feel mass upper abdomen weight gain dad has colon cancer & aunt has stomach cancer worried?

Lots of issues...: You're describing many systemic concerns, but its impossible to tell here if your symptoms are all due to organic/metabolic disease or even related. Granted, your family history is notable, ; may indicate lynch syndrome. A thorough history ; physical with some simple investigatory lab studies ; x-rays would be a great place to start in getting the answers, reassurance ;/or treatment you need. ...Read more

Dr. Cristina Ferrone
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Duodenal Cancer (Definition)

An uncommon lesion arising in the mucosa of the 1st to 4th portion of duodenum presenting with obstruction or bleeding. In many cases lesion involves medial ampulla of Vater and obstructs pancreatic duct system requiring Whipple. Prognosis here however better with resection than lesion ...Read more