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Medicine For Mucinous 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
Type of cancer: Mucinous carcinoma is a type of adenocarcinoma (a malignant tumor arising from glands) in which abundant mucin is present. Mucin is a protein produced by certain types of epithelial tissues. Mucinous carcinomas, also called colloid carcinomas, can be found in a variety of organs, including breast, lung, and colon. Depending on the organ, a mucinous carcinoma may have a different prognosis. ...Read more
Yes: Mucinous, or colloid, breast cancers are a rare type of breast cancer characterized by the production of mucus within the tumor. These tend to be low-grade tumors, are usually estrogen-receptor positive and her-2/neu negative. Treatment follows the same criteria for all breast cancers. ...Read more
Adenocarcinoma: A mucinous adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that arises from mucin producing epithelium. This type of cancer can occur in different organs. The treatment and prognosis will depend on the specific site / organ involved. Your oncologist will be the best person to advise you on your specific type. ...Read more
My 31 yr old daughter just diagnosed with mucinous adenocarcinoma from a liver biopsy. Can this be a primary cancer & how find primary if not?
My dad's biological father was jewish. I had a borderline malignant mucinous ovarian tumor removed in 4/2013 that was 10lbs. Should I worry abt cancer?
Yes and no: Your cancer was of low grade yet it is not entirely worry free, as in some cases it does recur. Overall your cancer has very good prognosis in 80-90% of the cases. Your jewish heritage has no impact on this variety of ovarian cancer(it only affects the brca mutated type of cancers). ...Read more
Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm on pancreas. 3mm. Same for 2 1/2 yrs. Cancer? Dr only follow with MRI. Should it be removed?
Good question: This may or not be a cancer, but without changes in appearance in 2 1/2 yrs and not knowing your complete medical history I would suggest that you follow your physician's plan and to feel better emotionally ask him/her to refer you to an oncologist for a second opinion. It is not unusual for doctors to agree to this request. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with a Stage 1a/Grade 1 Mucinous ovarian tumor last year. Had right ovary/tube removed. Is this considered borderline or pre-cancer?
What prognosis can be expected with a stage 4 appendix cancer diagnosis? It is mucinous adenocarcinoma well differentiated. First diagnosed may 2011 and have had two bowel resections, cytoreductive and hipec followed up with 12 chemo folfox tx
Is the kras gene behind pancreatic cancer & mucinous borderline malignant tumors? My aunt died from pancreatic this yr & I had the mucus tumor-*stg 1a
Two different types: Your aunt had the garden variety pancreatic cancer, your own tumor was different and it has a much better prognosis than your aunt's cancer. Ras gene is often mutated in pancreatic cancer but, as of now, it has no impact on diagnosis or on treatment of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more
Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.
Hyst?/oophorectomy: At 49 years old, you have very little use for your ovaries. If you are going to have a hysterectomy done anyway for the bleeding from your fibroids, you should seriously considering removing the fallopian tubes and the ovaries as well. They are sites for future disease. ...Read more
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
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
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
I've had a papillary carcinoma, or a type of thyroid cancer does anyone know any diet or alternative medicine for this?
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
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
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 throughout 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
No: Different drugs and drug combinations are used for different cancers. ...Read more
Need more clarity: Please be more specific...which drug and what inhibitor are you asking about???? Tell us what exactly is in your mind. Right now it is not clear to me! ...Read more
Mucinous carcinoma is a type of adenocarcinoma (a malignant tumor arising from glands) in which abundant mucin is present. Mucin is a protein produced by certain types of epithelial tissues. Mucinous carcinomas, also called colloid carcinomas, can be found in a variety of organs, including breast, lung, and colon. Depending on the organ, a mucinous carcinoma may ...Read more