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Metastatic Caecal 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
Spread outside area: Metastatic carcinoma refers to the spread of the cancer outside the area of origin. For some cancers, this can be spread to nodes outside the area that drains the organ involved (esophageal) or it can refer to multiple tumors within the same organ (liver - cholangiocarcinoma). ...Read more
Cancer 'elsewhere': Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from its organ of origin to another part of the body. For example, the most common sites of metastases for breast cancer are the lungs, liver, and bone. Most breast cancers, when caught early and treated in a timely manner, do not ever spread to other organs. ...Read more
Hi, I was asked to do rai for my metastatic papillary carcinoma (i had a tt)a year &10 months ago. I never had my rai. Do u think my cancer spread a lot?
Need information: 22 months after total thyroidectmy for papillary adenocarcinoma of thyroid y you have rai scan or rai treatment? , you have to give more information, even if you have lymph node metastasis had rai treatment, at 81 yr old, will not be as serious as it sounds, these are relatively very slow growing tumors, don't worry you will be fine, speak to your doctor for more assurance, . ...Read more
Tricky to answer: Metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma is a heterogeneous group of tumors with variable aggressiveness. Depending on the primary site, different treatment options exist, including liver directed treatments to liver involvement or systemic chemotherapy if the primary is pancreatic. The prognosis is based on location, pattern of spread, and grade. ...Read more
My aunt had ia stage endometrial carcinoma but her cancer was metastatic after surgery? Any suggestions to treat it now? Great appreciate.
It depends: A low-grade squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth metastatic to one neck lymph node may get a cure. A low-grade lung cancer with bone metastases may kill in a few days by causing pneumonia, or be compatible with a few years' survival. In real life, no physician says, "you have thus-and-so long to live". I hope that you will cherish each day of life that you are given, living richly & loving well. ...Read more
Uncertain: It is notoriously difficult to predict the life span in a given patient, especially without knowing all of the person's medical history. ...Read more
What are the chances of metastatic renal cell cancer in a nephrectomised patient with clear cell carcinoma (fuhrman grade 2)?
Need more info: Stage and grade are needed to estimate this risk. One can check nomograms dot org where a number of such risk calculators can be accessed. ...Read more
My brother has been diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma stage 4. Am I at risk of this disease. Is this cancer rare?
Metastatic carcinoma in ovaries & in pelvi (peritoneum). Confirmation of Metastatic disease from Ca Gal, Now she has Stage IV. Go for chemo or no.
Genetic component?: There could be genetic component to a squamous cell cancer, although the exact implications on treatment aren't known. Obviously if there is a strong family history of cancers, or if it strikes someone who is young and/or a non smoker/drinker I would suspect a strong genetic contribution. Without more details, it is hard to say with any certainty. ...Read more
Anywhere in the body: Carcinomas from any where in the body such as breast, liver, colon, and prostate can travel to the lung. Identification of the primary would require a biopsy and pathology report. ...Read more
My brother has metastatic renal cell carcinoma and it's spread the doctor said he could pass anytime y r they still giving him chemotherapy?
So sorry: Once cancer metastasizes, it is no longer curable. However, individuals can live for some time especially if they are being treated by chemo or targeted therapies. I don't know your brother's exact situation nor dx. If treatment is too toxic for him, he can elect to stop. Drs may be giving him palliative tx which can help with pain and other symptoms. When time comes, consider hospice to help all. ...Read more
Colon surgery:tumor size=2cm. Pathologic staging (pt3, n1b, mx).2/17 lymph nodes show metastatic. Margins of resection free of carcinoma. Need chemotherapy?
Yes: Chemotherapy regimens based on the drug Fluorouracil (5-fu) have been part of the treatment for high-risk stage ii or stage iii colon cancer. Many clinical trials have shown that these regimens improve overall survival primarily by reducing the high risk of recurrence within the first two years after surgery. ...Read more
Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? Carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?
Does rai normally eradicate the cancer cells in metastatic sites of papillary thyroid carcinoma? Or does it only reduce the tumors in these sites?
Eradicate: Rai can eradicate thyroid cancer cells from distant sites such as the lung or bone. It may not be completely effective with everyone, however, as some tumor cells at these distant sites have lost the ability to take up the iodine like normal thyroid cells can. In such cases, repeat and/or higher doses may be required. ...Read more
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