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Doctor insights on: Metastatic Duodenal Cancer

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What are the tests for duodenal cancer?

What are the tests for duodenal cancer?

The duodenum is the: 12 inches of small bowell after the gastric antrum. The ducts from the liver and pancreas enter quickly and the remainder sweeps below/behind the pancreas. The work up needs to determine the blood vessels (aorta, ivc, sma, smv, portal vein). The biopsy usually is deon endoscopically. The treatment is whipple, pancreatoduodenectomy, with roux-en-y loops to drain bile. ...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 sort of disorder is duodenal cancer?

What sort of disorder is duodenal cancer?

Uncommon: Duodenal cancer is usually a type of adenocarcinoma. Cancers of the small intestine or duodenum are fairly rare. They may grow to block the intestine before they are diagnosed, and sometimes bleed slowly or cause anemia. These types of cancer can be serious and usually always need surgery, as well as possible chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of duodenal cancer?

Location: Duodenal cancers are rare ~ 1% of GI cancers. Tumors near the ampula may cause symptoms by obstructing the ducts leading to jaundice, pancreatitis and pain in other locations the lesion may cause symptoms of duodenal ulcer, i.e., pain or manifest by infiltrating surrounding organs. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

Rare: Duodenal cancer is quite rare. Prognosis depends on how early it was found and if it can be completely removed surgically. Prognosis can be highly variable from one person to another depending on stage of when he cancer was found. Hard to know without further clinical detailed information. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for duodenal cancer?

The duodenum is the: 12 inches of small bowell after the gastric antrum. The ducts from the liver and pancreas enter quickly and the remainder sweeps below/behind the pancreas. The work up needs to determine the blood vessels (aorta, ivc, sma, smv, portal vein). The biopsy usually is deon endoscopically. The treatment is whipple, pancreatoduodenectomy, with roux-en-y loops to drain bile. ...Read more

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What can cause duodenal cancer?

What can cause duodenal cancer?

Mutation: Anyone with duodenal adenocarcinoma deserves to be checked for the same genetic mutations that produce colon cancer. Or it may be dumb luck. I hope you have a good result from what i expect will be a surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is metastatic rectal cancer?

What is metastatic rectal cancer?

Tumor has spread: 'Metastatic' refers to a cancer that has spread to another site away from where it started. This happens when cancer invades blood vessels and lymphatics, allowing the cancer cells to spread and deposit in other organs. So ' metastatic rectal cancer ' means a tumor that started in the rectum is now outside the rectum, in other organs (liver is most common). ...Read more

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Is metastatic anal cancer terminal?

Is metastatic anal cancer terminal?

Unfortunately: Metastatic disease (also known as stage 4) is usually not curable by todays treatments. Although use of chemotherapy may improve survival and may rarely put someone into a temporary remission the disease usually returns or more often does not go away and eventually progresses and the patient will eventually succumb to it. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of metastatic cancer?

Are there symptoms of metastatic cancer?

Yes: But not always. It depends on the type of cancer and where it has spread. Bone pain, abdominal pain, skin turning yellow, cough, weakness or numbness in an arm or leg, dizziness and headache are some possible symptoms. Sometimes cancer spreads silently and may only show up on imaging tests. ...Read more

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What's spinal metastatic cancer?

What's spinal metastatic cancer?

Ca not from bone: Cancer from another source that settles or is metastatic to the spine . Prostate cancer breast cancer and lung cancer are a few examples of cancers that can metastasize to the spine. Most metastatic disease to distant sites occurs via the blood stream. ...Read more

Dr. Cristina Ferrone
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Duodenal Cancer (Definition)

Duodenal cancer is a condition of uncontrolled growth of cells in the duodenum, which is part of the small intestine. Symptoms can include nausea, weight loss, ...Read more


Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more