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Does anyone have inflammatory carcinoma?

Does anyone have inflammatory carcinoma?

Yes: Most likely you are referring to breast cancer. There is a type of very aggressive breast cancer that presents like infection/ inflammation. The skin is thick and looks like orange peel and the breast is swollen red and tender. Biopsy usually shows skin and lymphatics involvement by cancer cells and treatement usually is chemotherapy followed by surgery then radiation. ...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 is the definition or description of: inflammatory carcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: inflammatory carcinoma?

IBC: The usually described "inflammatory carcinoma" is inflammatory breast cancer (ibc). Here is a link from mayo clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/inflammatory-breast-cancer/ds00632. A good person to follow on twitter for ibc is @teamoncology (dr. Ueno) at M.D. Anderson cancer center. ...Read more

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Are there any effective herbal treatments for inflammatory carcinoma?

Are there any effective herbal treatments for inflammatory carcinoma?

NO, NO, HECK NO!: Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast is an aggressive malignancy that needs prompt attention. It is treated with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation plus or minus endocrine therapy and herceptin (trastuzumab). There is no herbal substitute. Whoever tells you that is ignorant, criminal, or both. ...Read more

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Hyperplasia & metaplasia & chronic inflammatory cell infiltration into the stroma = carcinoma?

Hyperplasia & metaplasia & chronic inflammatory cell infiltration into the stroma = carcinoma?

Not yet: Hyperplasia is a lot of benign cells that are not yet malignant. Metaplasia is transformation of one benign cell type into another benign cell type. "dysplasia" or "atypical hyperplasia" would be a warning of premalignancy. The chronic inflammatory cells are not cancer. This is a benign biopsy -- either no cancer or it was not at the biopsy site. Please follow up as appropriate. ...Read more

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Hyperplasia & metaplasia & chronic inflammatory cell infiltration into the stroma = carcinoma?

Hyperplasia & metaplasia & chronic inflammatory cell infiltration into the stroma = carcinoma?

No: The description you provided is not consistent with a diagnosis of carcinoma. It is more consistent with changes due to chronic inflammation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast carcinoma and the path report indicates poorly differeriated invasive. Meaning?

I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast carcinoma and the path report indicates poorly differeriated invasive. Meaning?

Aggressive tumor: Inflammatory bc causes redness and swelling of the breast mimicking and often mistaken for infection initially. They block the lymphatics in the skin. Usually arising from the lining duct cells, they are usually "poorly differentiated"- loosing much of their semblance to more normal looking cells and behave badly. They need aggressive mulitmodality treatments. ...Read more

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Hi could a 'high grade dyskaryosis' smear result be something simple like inflammatory reasons? So scared I've got cancer.

Hi could a 'high grade dyskaryosis' smear result be something simple like inflammatory reasons? So scared I've got cancer.

Get more details: Fear of the unknown is always the worst thing. So do not panic, yet you need to know the real facts. You need to give us some history of where this cytology report comes from? What did your doctor recommend you should do next? If it is from your cervix, there are other (better) tests like hpv testing which can help clarify the situation. Your report doe snot say you have cancer...Just abnormal cells... ...Read more

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Does type 2 immunity, which is what repairs cells, cause cancer, or type 1, which kills microbes and is inflammatory? Which promotes cancer?

Does type 2 immunity, which is what repairs cells, cause cancer, or type 1, which kills microbes and is inflammatory? Which promotes cancer?

NEITHER: Neither cellular based nor immunoglobulin (Blood) immunity cause cancer.
Some tumors (eg lymphomas) are thought to be related to INSUFFICIENT or REDUCED immunity.

Hope this Helps

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Can inflammatory cancer rash be close to armpit?

Can inflammatory cancer rash be close to armpit?

Confusing terms: There is no medically recognized entity called, "inflammatory cancer rash". One type of breast cancer is inflammatory carcinoma and it can affect the area near the armpit. ...Read more

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Any relation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Any relation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Can increase risk: Chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as those from autoimmune conditions tend to increase the risk of non melanoma skin cancers. Particularly squamous cell carcinoma. This risk is usually due to changes in the immune system together with immunosuppression from drugs being used to treat the disease. Also patients who have had lots of phototherapy are at an increased risk. ...Read more

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Are there any relation between skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Are there any relation between skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Inflammation/Cancer: For investigative cutaneous biologists a link between inflammation and skin cancer is a topic frequently discussed when multi-stage chemical carcinogenesis and photocarcinogenesis models are presented. Indeed, the inflammatory process includes the release of cytokines, growth factors, chemotactic polypeptides, and prostaglandins, which have become favorite targets for prevention of chemical induce. ...Read more

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Are there any correlation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Are there any correlation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Yes: The best known example is squamous cell carcinoma. These sometimes arise from non-healing wounds that are continually traumatized. Sometimes regenerating tissue works "overtime" and genetic errors creep in which accumulate and result in cancer formation. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and they found 2 inflammatory polyps, . 59 cm hyperplastic polyp, and rectal juvenile polyp in my colon. What's the risk of future colon cancer?

I'm 19 and they found 2 inflammatory polyps, . 59 cm hyperplastic polyp, and rectal juvenile polyp in my colon. What's the risk of future colon cancer?

Genetics consult: 19 yo woman PMH sig for iron deficiency anemia with colonic polyps found on virtual colonoscopy. You need a referral for a standard colonoscopy where the polyps will be removed and examined pathologically. With your history, you may have Inflammatory Bowel Disease and or some type of familial polyposis which may give you a higher risk in future but your expert GI doc will always watch out for you ...Read more

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Is inflammatory bowel disease a cause of colon cancer?

Is inflammatory bowel disease a cause of colon cancer?

Risk Factor For: Depending on the extent of disease, after 10 -15 years of either ulcerative colitis or crohn's (newer data also links crohn's) - they are considered risk factors for disease.

Individuals with long standing ibd are at increased risk for colon cancer and other illnesses. ...Read more

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Does inflammatory vs malignancy in the remarks of CT scan of lungs with 203cc solid mass mean its cancer?

Does inflammatory vs malignancy in the remarks of CT scan of lungs with 203cc solid mass mean its cancer?

No: No. It is at times difficult to differentiate inflammation/infection from a malignancy on ct. Pet/ct may more helpful where there is suspicion. However, this may also limited in differentiating infection/ inflammation from cancer. That being said, imaging does not arrive at a pathological diagnosis. When possible, any suspicion of lung cancer requires pathological confirmation through a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?

Is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?

Symptom: It can be a symptom of such, but it is more common a symptom of several other conditions. Get an evaluation to be sure of what is causing any breast pain. ...Read more

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Hi this nagarjun this is wrt my dear friend anupam who is fighting with renal cell carcinoma in advanced stage. No medicine is working. Please help.

Hi this nagarjun this is wrt my dear friend anupam who is fighting with renal cell carcinoma in advanced stage. No medicine is working. Please help.

I'm so sorry: The best drugs for metastatic renal cell carcinoma are pazopanib, axitinib, sorafenib, and sunitinib. If these aren't working, then a clinical trial might be an option. But it sounds like your friend might die, and may already know that deep down. You can help by comforting, listening, and facing this together. It is a profound gift to be with someone at death, just like at birth. Be at peace. ...Read more

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My husband has been diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma and he is taking nexavar; I would like to know if you have experience with this drug resu?

Yes: Nexavar, also called sorafenib, is an oral drug that was approved in 2007 for treating hepatocellular carcinoma that cannot be surgically removed. It delays the growth of the tumor, but it does not cure it. Diarrhea, hair loss, and hand/foot syndrome (redness and peeling of hands and feet) are the main side effects. Good luck to you both! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 11 years ago, but I prefer to follow a naturopathic doctor, may I know your opinion about naturophatic medicine?

I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 11 years ago, but I prefer to follow a naturopathic doctor, may I know your opinion about naturophatic medicine?

No: People should stick with our regular allopathic medicine. There are as many ways to practice regular allopathic medicine as there are doctors. Each doctor is a little different in personality and practice style. After all, we're all human. I don't recommend any other types of "doctors". ...Read more

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I've had a papillary carcinoma, or a type of thyroid cancer does anyone know any diet or alternative medicine for this?

I've had a papillary carcinoma, or a type of thyroid cancer does anyone know any diet or alternative medicine for this?

Don't play around: You have thyroid cancer. Please use treatment techniques that have been proven and clinically tested (surgery, radioactive iodine remnant ablation, thyroid hormone replacement). There is no alternative medicine to treat thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Is mitomycin-n, an injectible medicine, a possible alternative to radiation therapy for cheek carcinoma?

Is mitomycin-n, an injectible medicine, a possible alternative to radiation therapy for cheek carcinoma?

No: Chemotherapy alone is not generally used for treating cancers of the head & neck. Surgery may be an alternative to radiation therapy for cheek cancers. Depending on the extent of the cancer, surgery could be significantly more morbid than radiation therapy. You might consider a consultation at a multi-disciplinary program with head & neck surgeons, radiation oncologists & medical oncologists. ...Read more

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My dad will be given cisplatin for squamos carcinoma cell of a mass removed from neck. Is this medicine strong on him? Pet scan clear of mestatsis.

Dose is tailored: Platinum-based medication in treatment of squamous cell cancers after surgery, and often in addition to radiation is the drug of choice. Depending on your dad's kidney function, and overall status, dose of the medication can be adjusted. Sister drug to cisplatin is carboplatin and sometimes used. Erbitux is a new alternative, different side effects, not as effective. ...Read more

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The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia, depression?

Chemo and cancer: Dealing with cancer and its treatment is not something easy to do in many cases. Not only it is affecting your physical condition, emotionally, you can also develop anxiety, depressed mood, depression etc through out the battle. The chemo themselves do not give you insomnia. However, steroids are given prior to chemo, and this can cause insomnia. Depression/anxiety cause insomnia too. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred anti-inflammatory medicine that there is?

Which is the preferred anti-inflammatory medicine that there is?

Depends on indicatio: It depends what the indications are and what you are treating. But as a general rule in my opinion different preparations of corticosteroids are the most effective anti-infkammatory drugs and can be used in different doses for different conditions, and have to be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anti inflammatory drugs?

Antiinflamatory Drug: These are medications that either prevent the normal inflamatory response of the body to a stimulus. These drugs can either reverse the inflamatory response or lessen or prevent it. ...Read more

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Anti inflammatory medicine without sleepyness/drowsiness? Any suggestions?

Anti inflammatory medicine without sleepyness/drowsiness? Any suggestions?

See details: Drowsiness secondary to nsaids is relatively uncommon. You need to list your previous nsaids before alternative suggestions can be made. ...Read more

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What medicine can I use to treat post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? What chemical medicine can I use?

What medicine can I use to treat post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? What chemical medicine can I use?

Meladerm: The best over the counter product is Meladerm. It is expensive but comes with a money back guarantee if you do not see results in 30 days. If this does not work then you should probably see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Inflammatory Carcinoma (Definition)

The usually described "inflammatory carcinoma" is inflammatory breast cancer (ibc). Here is a link from mayo clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/inflammatory-breast-cancer/ds00632. A good person to follow on twitter for ibc is @teamoncology (dr. Ueno) at ...Read more