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What are the tests for ureteral cancer?

What are the tests for ureteral cancer?

The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...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 are the symptoms of ureteral cancer?

What are the symptoms of ureteral cancer?

Initially none: Initial stages no symptoms, microscopic hematuria (blood in urine) and presences of cancer cells are accidentally seen in routine urine microscopic examination as the ureter gets obstructed flan pain, may gross hematuria and presences of cancer cells. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ureteral cancer?

What is the definition or description of: Ureteral cancer?

Ureteral cancer: Ureteral cancer = malignancy of tubes that propel urine from kidneys to urinary bladder. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ureteral cancer?

What is the treatment for ureteral cancer?

The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?

What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?

Bleeding/Obstruction: Tumor in the ureter can cause obstruction of urine flow what will lead to pain. Bleeding in the urine is a common finding. Pain can be located anywhere in the abdomen or even in the back. A CT scan of the abdomen can easily detect the abnormality in the kidney or even in the ureter if the tumor growth is more advanced. ...Read more

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I just had my kidney removed due to cancer in the ureter! Do you agree that 2000mg salt and 70gms protein/day is a good level?

I just had my kidney removed due to cancer in the ureter! Do you agree that 2000mg salt and 70gms protein/day is a good level?

Sounds fairly good: I am so sorry to hear of your trouble; losing an organ to disease/cancer is not easy. Anyhow, generally it is recommended to keep sodium intake to 2500mg or less--you are doing that. For an average person, about 50gm of protien is good, a bit higher for men. Having one healthy kidney is adequate for a healthy life, if all else is good as well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a nephroureterectomy two years ago. At that time, there was cancer in the ureter only; none in kidney or bladder. Now, there is one node that is suspicious for recurrence. Chemo is advised. How effective is it?

I had a nephroureterectomy two years ago. At that time, there was cancer in the ureter only; none in kidney or bladder. Now, there is one node that is suspicious for recurrence. Chemo is advised. How effective is it?

Tell us more: How did they find the suspected node? By scan? Please tell us your age, ct or pet scans findings. Consult with your dr about the need for biopsy for confirmation of recurrence? Do not be shy. Ask about the extent of the disease, is it localized? Did it spread? Is it the same cancer? What type of chemo?
Keep in touch.. ...We will be glad to help. ...Read more

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What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

Bleeding: Cancer in these areas usually causes microscopic or visible blood in the urine. It can also cause obstruction to the outflow of urine from the kidney and cause kidney swelling (hydronephrosis). This then can also cause kidney pain in the flank area when the kidney becomes obstructed, similar to the pain from a kidney stone. If left untreated, these tumors tend to grow and metastasize. ...Read more

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Hydrouterenephrosis with stricture of ureter. No stones found on ct. No previous surgery. Worried this is cancer?

Hydrouterenephrosis with stricture of ureter. No stones found on ct. No previous surgery. Worried this is cancer?

Need work up: Need work up for obstruction at ureter, yes stone and tumor can cause, but more often a benign vascular band rather than cancer is the cause, before you worry you need more work up. Direct visualization and by passing obstruction with a a stent catheter (double j) most likely will be one, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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My 88 year old mother has cancer of the ureter, surrounding lymph nodes affected as well. She has chosen not to treat. What can we expect?

My 88 year old mother has cancer of the ureter, surrounding lymph nodes affected as well. She has chosen not to treat. What can we expect?

The ureter: Is the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder. She has two of each. If she refuses treatment and understands that the tumor first grows, bleeds, blocks kidney, goes to those node, but later may cause pain and metastasis (travel) to other organs. However, the other kidney will continue to function if it is already in good shape. Elderly people have different objectives. Take time to listen. ...Read more

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Hello my mum was nephrostomy because of breast cancer and her ureter obstacle so she is under chemioterapy. 2 days ago she did chemo I saw some white particles in her urin tub. Please help me.

Hello my mum was nephrostomy because of breast cancer and her ureter obstacle so she is under chemioterapy. 2 days ago she did chemo I saw some white particles in her urin tub. Please help me.

Probably normal: Quite common to see flecks of tissue in nephrostomy tube urine. Sorry your Mum is having chemo for breast cancer. If she is making normal amount of urine she should be ok. If she can, drink plenty of liquids. ...Read more

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Is there any cure medicine for cancer?

Is there any cure medicine for cancer?

Sometimes: Cancer is a few thousand different diseases that have in common destabilization of the genome, making it very tough to cure once it's no longer localized enough to remove surgically. When I was a kid, we cured 2 in 6; a med student 3 in 6, now 4 in 6. Some meds often cure certain disseminated cancers. There will never be a single medicine to cure this, and some will remain intractable. ...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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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

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Is developing a new cancer drug science or nanotechnology?

Is developing a new cancer drug science or nanotechnology?

Multidisciplinary: Developing a cancer drug is an involved process that need contributions of chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists, doctors, pharmacologists, and more. Nanotechnology has not played a major role, yet. ...Read more

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Has there ever been a cancer cure using alternative medicine?

Has there ever been a cancer cure using alternative medicine?

I say no: During the Laetrile scam, every physician in the USA was asked to give information and possible cures for review. There were none. Cancer quacks lie shamelessly. The cures you are reading about are made up. ...Read more

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My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat cancer?

Patience.......: Depending on his illness, to help his quality of life and hopefully lead to a long life there may not be another way other than taking some medicines. Depending on your child's and the regimen recommended you might consider:
1- making a game of the medicine routine with a small reward/prize at the completion
2- ask the compounding pharmacy if there are ways to make the drugs more palatable. ...Read more

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What are the medical clinical testing procedures for cancer drug?

What are the medical clinical testing procedures for cancer drug?

Extensive testing: After going through pre-clinical testing in cell culture lines and animal models, a cancer drug is tested in humans. A phase I trial looks for safety information regarding the maximum tolerated dose of a drug. A phase ii trial looks for initial efficacy possibilities in a particular cancer population. A phase iii trial compares the new treatment against the current standard option. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter drug or pill can I buy for pain from cancer?

What over-the-counter drug or pill can I buy for pain from cancer?

Ibuprofen, etc.: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents like Ibuprofen are sufficient to help many people with cancer pain. You have my sympathy; good luck. ...Read more

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Do leaves and seeds help with cancer like alternative medicine does?

Do I understand?: You are asking about plants that have anti-cancer properties. The ones that actually help control / kill of the cancer (taxol, vinca) are now part of the mainstream pharmacoupia. I'm probably not the only person on healthtap that's optimistic about medical marijuana for the side-effects of chemotherapy and for palliation. The other botanicals aren't miracle cures. Be discerning & good luck. ...Read more

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What are the options besides nanotechnology for cancer drug delivery?

What are the options besides nanotechnology for cancer drug delivery?

Many: There are a few drugs that use this idea such as abraxane. There are mulle possibilities. Currently an chemotherapy is attached to a carrier molecule and attached to an antibody for breast cancer.
Delivery might be less important than targeting weakness in cancer cells more specifically. ...Read more

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Can cancer drugs cause a kidney to become atrophic and damage the other?

Yes: Certain cancer drugs are known to be toxic to the kidneys, which is why your kidney function is closely monitored on them. ...Read more

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Are there other cancer treatment besides traditional medicine/quemotherapy?

Are there other cancer treatment besides traditional medicine/quemotherapy?

Forgive my frankness: If you have cancer, even a little basal cell carcinoma on your nose, it will eventually kill you, period, unless you have appropriate surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. The alternative medicine community ranges from people who offer labor-intensive comfort measures that can help to the most cynical, cruel, and dishonest charlatans who will play anyone for a fool. Please be careful. ...Read more

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Can I have some information about cancer drug develpment, like how long it takes?

Can I have some information about cancer drug develpment, like how long it takes?

A LONG TIME: The drug pipeline for cancer therpy may take 5 to 7 yr to reach market and only a minority of potential therapies achieve market status. Selection trials at all phases of development are quite expensive and sometimes hard to achieve. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the best natural medicine for cancer? Any fruits or vegetables?

Unknown: Herbal and natural remedies cannot be discounted but the lack of solid randomized clinical trials makes it hard to recommend the best one. Also the specifics of the situation would be needed to even make a guess. ...Read more

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What are some long term side effects of these chemo drugs, if you survive your cancer?

Which chemo?: It really depends on which chemo you will be receiving. There is a wide variety. Some can leave you with numbness in your fingers and toes, others contribute to infertility, and many contribute to a higher lifetime risk of developing new skin cancer with sun exposure. Your medical oncologist should be an excellent resource for this question. ...Read more

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Is Warfarin the only medicine for PE and how long will I have to be on it? Hx of cancer

Is Warfarin the only medicine for PE and how long will I have to be on it? Hx of cancer

Warfarin: There are other meds but you should discuss this with your medical doctor and if applicable your oncologist to determine if this treatment is for a fixed time or lifelong ...Read more

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Furazolidone is banned in united states, is there any drug substitue it, and why it is banned, does it really cause cancer?

Nitrofuran abx: Furazolidone is in the class of nitrofuran antibiotics. Apparently, in the mid-1990s, the drug was found to have carcinogenic metabolites, so it was taken off the market eventually by the FDA in 2009. The good news is that it's in the same class as Macrobid, and depending on what type of infection you're treating, there are lots of other antibiotics. Furazolidone is not very special or unique. ...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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How can oriental medicine help cancer?

How can oriental medicine help cancer?

Unlikely: I am not aware of controlled trials of oriental medicine for the treatment of cancer, therefore can not answer your question. I trust you mean to ask if oriental medicine helps patients with cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Mordkin
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Ureteral Cancer (Definition)

Ureteral cancer = malignancy of tubes that propel urine from ...Read more