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Medullary Carcinoma In Children
“medulla” refers to soft structure of marrow (tumors are often soft)
can be found in multiple organs and tissues like, thyroid gland, breast, kidneys, colon, pancreas. ...Read more
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
Breast? Thyroid?: "medullary carcinoma" is several different diseases depending where it arose. Even in the same organ, there's no one-size-fits-all remedy as no two people present with exactly the same extent of disease. A heads-up on medullary carcinoma of the thyroid is its tendency to run in families and with other endocrinopathies. ...Read more
Extremely: Her chances for cure depend on how early it was found. ...Read more
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http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed? Term=medullary%20carcinoma%20of%20the%20breast. ...Read more
Medullary carcinoma thyroid diagnosed and surgery can not be done doctors says its impossible. What is solution please tell me. Thank you?
Medullary thyroid: Cancer (mtc) accounts for only 3--4% of all thyroid cancers and is hereditary in 25% of reported cases. Patients with mtc should undergo genetic testing for ret mutations; if positive, their family members should be tested also. Management options for tumors that cannot be removed surgically include external beam radiation treatment and oral chemotherapy drugs (vandetanib or cabozantanib). ...Read more
Does medullary thryroid carcinoma will show anything on an ultrasound? Nodules or tumor will be visible? Can it be present in a normal looking thyroid
Resolution of U/S: Hi. Like all imaging modalities, there is a limit to what you can see with U/S looking at the thyroid. All cancers begin as a single cell gone bad that clonal expands (bear in mind possibility of multiple independent foci of MTC such as in MEN2's and FMTC), so at some point in their infancy, all MTC cancers are below the limit of resolution on U/S. Once nodules are biopsiable, FNA helps evaluate. ...Read more
Can medullary thyroid carcinoma metastase to the lungs while being undetectable on a thyroid sonogram? Or by that time throyd nod are present?
Theoretically yes: But unlikely. Theoretically all you need is a tiny group of cancer cells at the microscopic level to have the capability to metastasize. However in practice there is almost always a detectable nodule before it metastasizes because the cancer needs to be more advance and aggressive. ...Read more
I had complete thyroidectomy. Biopsis said it was cancerous. Medullary thyroid cancer. Radiologist said all looked fine. Do I have cancer? Do I need t
Biopsy diagnostic: Your biopsy has your correct diagnosis. Biopsy enables pathologist to look at exact tissues under microscope to describe your specific cancer diagnosis. Radiologist is looking at imaging studies. You DID have cancer before your thyroid was removed. Please discuss your status with your surgeon and oncologist. Best of luck! ...Read more
Thyroid cancer: Hello. Unfortunately cancer of the thyroid will not show up on an ultrasound. A nodule or a growth in the thyroid can be seen and identified. A tissue or needle biopsy is needed to examine the cells for cancer. An excisional biopsy if needed will provide the pathologist the entire gland which then will be examined and a diagnosis rendered. ...Read more
Very rarely: Squamous cell carcinomas are uncommon in children. When diagnosed in young individuals, there is usually a predisposing factor like immunosuppression (transplant patients), previous exposure to radiation or chemotherapy, or human papilloma virus infection. Squamous cell cancers of the skin usually takes years of ultraviolet light exposure before appearing at an average age of 65. ...Read more
General work-up.: A general physical exam with standard blood work is the first thing in any such visit, for any possible concern. Usually if there is anything going on, there will be symptoms already to focus on. Anything serous should show up on physical exam and blood work, which would direct the way toward special tests/procedures to rule out or confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more
This is not a likely scenario. Pancreatic cancer is extremely rare, . 45 incidence in a million! In 20 years of caring for children including a residency in a top Pediatric Children's Hospital Cancer Center, I have never seen it.
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/HealthProfessional/page4#_62_toc ...Read more
Tumors have variable behaviors and there are no statistics like sports. Fast growing tumors in children include, glioblastoma multiforme, acute leukemia, and neuroblastoma. See this site for more info.
http://www. Dana-farber. Org/pediatric-care/cancer-types/pediatric-cancer-types. Aspx. ...Read more
Leukemia/lymphoma: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It is still common in adolescents, but lymphoma becomes more common in the teenage years, and the frequency of hodgkin lymphoma and nhl approaches that of all. Brain tumors are common in childhood as well, but not nearly as common as in adults. ...Read more
ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children and teens. ...Read more
Probably the same.: The risk of cancer depends on environmental as well as genetic factors. China has modernized greeatly in the past 20 years, so the likely have risks for cancer increase from industrialization, but then their health care and living standards have also likely improved, so this would likely decrease their risk. The gene pool has not changed, so the occurrence of cancer is likely to be the same. ...Read more
No: If u want to work as a nurse with pediatric oncology patients, there are many different avenues through which you can provide care and work without having to become a certified oncology nurse. Of course the larger your market and the larger the cancer center or hospital that you would want to work in would increase the chances of having a well fit position for you. ...Read more
No: This is an undoubtable urban myth. The high tension towers are safe. ...Read more
Yes: While hiv/aids is highly controllable today with haart therapy, people with this disease are at risk over their lifetime for diseases resulting from immune dysregualtion suchs as cancer. Patients with HIV are at risk for various malignancies including lymphoma, anal, cervicle, and skin cancer. ...Read more
Yes, possible: Yes possible, some of the chemo therapeutic agents will. ...Read more
Can I still have children if I have testicular cancer? I am asking because I think I may have it.
While it is possible: To have testis cancer, it is easy to find out. Go to the doctor, tell him your worry, have examine you and teach you to eamine yourself. Testis cancer is highly curable, and may not effect fertility - other testis may be fine, but this too can be checked, as sometimes there are intrinsic low sperm production. ...Read more
Is this cancer heredity? How much are the chances for my children to be infected with this cancer?
Not contagious: Researchers have identified certain genes that are associated with a higher risk of some cancers but not all. They have also been tracking rare "cancer"families that have higher than expected numbers of different cancers in their family tree. The best way to get your kids risks is to discuss this with your doc and possibly a clinical geneticist. ...Read more
Pretty unlikely: I can't say the risk is 0, but I've never seen a true breast cancer in children or babies. I've had a 17 yo with breast cancer - probably the youngest I've seen. Really children and babies don't have breast tissue until they hit puberty, so there should be minimal risk. Higher risk of other types of cancers (but not in the breast for that age range). ...Read more