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What is a mucinous carcinoma?

What is a mucinous carcinoma?

The term is used: In ovarain cancers and rarely in breast cancer, also called colloid carcinoma there. It shows cell making mucin, usually from a tumor with the characteristics of an adenocarcinoma. ...Read more

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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What is the definition or description of: mucinous carcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: mucinous carcinoma?

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

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Is there such a thing as a mucinous carcinoma breast cancer?

Is there such a thing as a mucinous carcinoma breast cancer?

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

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Mucinous carcinoma with invasion of the lung? Is it rare? What is the treatment?

Mucinous carcinoma with invasion of the lung? Is it rare? What is the treatment?

It's not rare: It's one form of adenocarcinoma, the most common form of lung cancer. Treatment for lung cancer depends greatly upon the stage. Can't answer this question unless we know more about the stage and about the patient who has the cancer. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer is mucinous adenocarcinoma? Is it treatable?

What kind of cancer is mucinous adenocarcinoma? Is it treatable?

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

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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?

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

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Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm on pancreas. 3mm. Same for 2 1/2 yrs. Cancer? Dr only follow with MRI. Should it be removed?

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

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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?

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?

Ovarian ca: Hi, if you have Mucinous Adenocarcinoma then that is a cancerous tumor but because it is stage 1 the surgery should be curative, although usually the uterus and both ovaries are removed unless the woman wants to have kids later, ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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.

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 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

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What drugs are most commonly used to treat cancer?

What drugs are most commonly used to treat cancer?

Why this question?: If you have cancer that needs to be treated, go see an oncologist. There are more than 100 different drugs that we can use to treat various cancers. Too long a list to outline here! ...Read more

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What is the drug dabrafenib? Does it treat cancer?

What is the drug dabrafenib? Does it treat cancer?

Dabrafenib: Dabrafenib is used to treat cancer. It is " approved for use with trametinib for unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E or BRAF V600K mutations" See: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/treatment/drugs/fda-dabrafenib ...Read more

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What are the latest cancer drugs? How effective are they?

What are the latest cancer drugs? How effective are they?

Many new drugs!: That's not a question I can answer. There are literally hundreds of new cancer drugs. Can you narrow it down by type of cancer? Then I might be able to help! ...Read more

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Can cancer be treated using herbal medicines?

Can cancer be treated using herbal medicines?

Not yet: Specific drugs would be required to treat different types of cancer. Results are variable but herbal treatment are unlikely to be of benefit. ...Read more

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Are the drugs used for cancer chemotherapy the same?

Are the drugs used for cancer chemotherapy the same?

No: Different drugs and drug combinations are used for different cancers. ...Read more

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How could a drug inhibitor be useful in treating cancer?

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

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Where to find cheap cancer drug?

Where to find cheap cancer drug?

Which drug?: Need more details but whatever you do, make sure the source is reputable or else you may not be getting the right treatment. ...Read more

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Which arthritis drugs can cause cancer?

See details: This may be a slight increased risk of lymphoma with use of methotrexate and the numerous biologics. The risk for other cancers is not increased. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for cancer in pancreas?

What is a good medicine for cancer in pancreas?

There are several: You should be asking this to your oncologist. The best chemo drugs include Gemcitabine, Paclitaxel and Oxaliplatin, often use din combination. ...Read more

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Is cancer chemotherapy a type of nuclear medicine?

Is cancer chemotherapy a type of nuclear medicine?

Chemotherapy nuclear: Chemotherapy is a chemical, usually a toxic chemical that one would consider poison if used in a particular way. It is in no way nuclear or radioactive. That would be radiation. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for pain of cervical cancer?

What is the best medicine for pain of cervical cancer?

Seek help from oncol: Your oncologist can find out the cause of the pain and treat you with pain medication. A pain specialist may be even more helpful in case your oncologist is not able to control your pain well. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Mucinous Carcinoma (Definition)

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