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Medicine For Invasive Carcinoma
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
Blood in urine: The earlist symptom of carcinoma of the bladder is blood in urine. It may be obvious to the naked eye or require microscopic examination of urine. Later symptoms may include pain, weakness, dysuria, urinary infection and symptoms from metastases, depending on the site of metastases. ...Read more
Bladder problems: Usually patients may notice bloody urine, frequency of urination, burning sensation and obstructive symptoms such as weak stream and double voiding. Pain in the bladder is a possibility. If one has symptoms of bladder infection and yet not improved with multiple antibiotics, cystoscopy should be considered to rule out bladder tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not believe so: Invasive cancer are best treated with surgery when they are localized. Radiotherapy can also help in local control. Some tumors require chemotherapy in addition to surgery. There are no natural simple treatments which have proven track record of controlling cancer. So be careful and avoid being mislead. ...Read more
Had a type one ,non invasive carcinoma removed. the next step is 6 chemical treatments. My question is what chemicals are commonly used ?
Get second opinion: What you described does not seem to add up. Please get a second opinion from a dermatologist if the lesion was on the skin. ...Read more
See below: Invasive carcinoma means the cancer has grown to the extent that it starts invading into surrounding tissue such as fat, fibrous tissue, lymphatics etc. Sarcoma is one type of cancer that arises from soft or connective tissue such as mucle, bone, blood vessels etc. It behaves differently from carcinoma which comes from lining of skin, ducts or internal organs. Surgery is primary treatment. ...Read more
Very good: I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis. The most recent us data reports a 5-yr survival rate of 81% for stage iia and 74% for stage iib breast ca. However, keep in mind these #s do not take into account the age and/or health of the patient, the specific tumor markers, nor the most current rx options. I am certain that your oncologist can give you much more information about your specific cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contained: No evidence of invasive carcinoma on the pathology report for colon cancer means that the cancer appears to be contained and has not spread, such as into the muscle layer of the colon and beyond. This should imply a higher likelihood for cure if one follows the recommendations of one's oncologist. ...Read more
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
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
Good: Lobular breast cancer is more frequently multifocal and bilateral than ductal carcinoma. However, with mastectomy (lumpectomy may not be sufficient) and sentinel lymph node biopsy, with follow-up hormone therapy and/or radiation should yield a good outcome, depending on the grade and stage of the cancer. Stage is most important, along with hormone receptor status. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with minimally invasive follicular carcinoma two years ago. After treatment was told I am cured, but what is my long term prognosis?
Probably cured: You're young, and folks under 45 who have this stuff in their thyroids and don't have metastatic disease at the time of surgery usually get a cure. There's a new paper http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22853727. ...Read more
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