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What does "metastatic signet ring cell adenocarcinoma" mean?

What does "metastatic signet ring cell adenocarcinoma" mean?

Several things.: In this sentence metastatic most likely means the disease has spread to other organs such as liver, lung, etc. And would be considered stage 4; alternatively it could mean spread to lymph nodes only and would represent stage 3 disease. Signet ring is a description of what the cell looks like. Adenocarcinoma is the type of tumor and can arise from the GI tract, prostate, lung, breast or stomach. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more


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Help! What is aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma?

Help! What is aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma?

It is a type of canc: Your doctor can tell you where in the body this cancer originated. So it will bear the name of the organ where it started. Based on the organ of origin, we can tell you what to expect. Please ask such questions to your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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What is aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma and how is it treated?

What is aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma and how is it treated?

Rare Cancer: This is a rare cancer; typically treated with surgerical removal and sometimes chemotherapy is given after removal to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What is stage 4 metastatic adenocarcinoma? How is it treated?

Metastatic tumor: The treatment of metastatic adenocarcinoma depends on the nature of the primary, the site of metastasis and the degree of metastatic tumor. Pancreatic Ca with one lesion in the liver is unresectable and treated by chemo such as Gemzar (gemcitabine) Abraxane. Colon Ca with one lesion to liver is resected. When any met is unresectable chemo is always used alone or in combination with RT. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chemotherapy for metastatic adenocarcinoma?

To do what???: Please ask a more clear question. Do you want to know: How long is it used or lasts? Or how long it takes to show benefit? .
You need to also indicate what type of Cancer that you are interested in knowing about (adenocarcinoma of what organ???) ...Read more

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What is mucin-producing metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma?

Subtype of colon Ca: Mucin producing metastatic adenoca of the colon is derived from a primary adenoCa of colon producing large amounts of extracelluar mucin with greater than a 50% mucinous component. The proximal colon and appendix represents 10-20% of these colorectal neoplasms. The rt. Colon is the usual source for most of these lesions presenting with more advanced forms of disease than other colonic sites. ...Read more

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My mum 67 was diagnosed with metastatic caecal adenocarcinoma, aggressive, stage 4. She started folfox. Can it be cured? Life expectancy?

My mum 67 was diagnosed with metastatic caecal adenocarcinoma, aggressive, stage 4. She started folfox. Can it be cured? Life expectancy?

Serious diagnosis: Stage 4 colon cancer has a very poor prognosis. No one can give you a life expectancy that is exact. It depends upon her response to the treatment. Some people respond very well. Of all people that have this diagnosis only about 8% of them are still alive at 5 years. But still she could be one of that 8%. I hope she responds well to the treatments. ...Read more

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What is left axillary lymph node metastatic adenocarcinoma?

Regional spread: Many tumors, as they evolve, develop the potential to spread. The lesions develop matrix metalloproteinase which forms small e-cadherin from the cell cement and allows for spread. Regional nodes are a common site and for lesions on the arm and chest, spread is to the axilla. Lt. breast carcinomas as they grow and spread frequently are noted in the left axillary lymph nodes as metastatic adenoca ...Read more

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My mother has been diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. Can you explain what this means?

Glandular activity: Primary tumors with mucinous features are those that are derived from organs producing mucin to allow the organ to function. The most common organ whose tumor, an adenocarcinoma, has mucinous features is that from colon. As such the metastatic tumors would have segmental areas within the spreading lesion that demonstrates the presence of fields of mucin on histologic exam. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mother has been diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. What does this mean?

Many things: Adenocarcinoma means a cancer derived of epithelial cells of glandular origin (not from a gland necessarily). Metastatic means that it has spread. Mucinous features means that the pathologist saw areas of mucin outside the cells, the significance of this depends on how much and where. It being metastatic is probably the most important thing prognostically, but please discuss with oncologist. ...Read more

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My fil, 68 yrs, biopsy report stating "well differentiated papillary adenocarcinoma" @ rectosigmoid junction. Dr suggests surgery -R we doing right?

My fil, 68 yrs, biopsy report stating "well differentiated papillary adenocarcinoma" @ rectosigmoid junction. Dr suggests surgery -R we doing right?

Sounds right: With the limited information you have provided, it appears he has cancer of that portion of his colon. Surgery is usually the definitive treatment for such. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is TTF-1, Napsin and CK7 mean in lung biopsy mean? Can papillary adenocarcinoma spread by blood if no nodes involve?

What is TTF-1, Napsin and CK7 mean in lung biopsy mean? Can papillary adenocarcinoma spread by blood if no nodes involve?

Arcana: These are special stains used by the pathologist to determine exactly what kind of lung cancer we're dealing with. No result means anything in isolation. Any lung cancer can spread by blood, and even clean lymph nodes does not mean the cancer will not recur. Estimating the odds of length of curvival / possibility of cure is based on many variables. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mum 67 was diagnosed with metastatic caecal adenocarcinoma, aggressive stage 4 cancer. She's on folfox. Life expectancy??

My mum 67 was diagnosed with metastatic caecal adenocarcinoma, aggressive stage 4 cancer. She's on folfox. Life expectancy??

Varies from months/y: The overall survival of stage 4 colon cancer varies from 1 to 3 years. Most patients have at least 2 years if their tumor responds to chemo. If you tumors regresses after chemo, it may even be surgically removable in which case long term survival (even a cure) can be possible. Ask more questions to your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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Hello, Please let me know what is the reason for occur metastatic lymph node cancer??? 2nd Question : Is Adenocarcinoma is called tumor??? What happen

Yes it is a cancer: Adenocarcinoma is one type of common Cancer which can arise from any gland forming organ such as Breast, Colon and lung. If left untreated for a long time, cancer cells spread and can involve regional lymph nodes and later spread to the internal organs. I hope you are under the care of a cancer specialist (Oncologist) who can guide you further and offer the required treatments. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How is the rai dosage determined for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer?

How is the rai dosage determined for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer?

Several factors: Amount of rai dose is caliculated, based on several factors, age, sex, body weight, extent of disease, blood levels reaching less than bone marrow toxic dose of lees than 200 rad. Dose varies li greater than 1.10 (30mci) most of the doctors will not bother to know as the expert radiotherapists doctors who are specially trained will calculate and administer ri. ...Read more

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Had tt a year and 3 months ago for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. I haven't had rai. On the average did the cancer spread to other organs?

Had tt a year and 3 months ago for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. I haven't had rai. On the average did the cancer spread to other organs?

Thyroid: Papillary metastasizes outside the neck only about 10-15% of patients while local lymph nodes nay occur in up to 50% of patients. You should get rai if you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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Will there be an uptake for i-131 during rai if there was no uptake for i-123 pre-scan for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer?

Will there be an uptake for i-131 during rai if there was no uptake for i-123 pre-scan for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer?

Yes.: Pre scans are pretty rare these days. But, yes, with your thyroid gone any remaining thyroid like tissue will likely take up iodine. If your tumor was larger than 1 cm rai would usually be recommended. ...Read more

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I had metastatic papillary thyroid cancer and never had rai after total thyrodectomy. I wanna take it soon. Was it bad I didn't do the rai right away?

Lucky: You may simply be a lucky person--not everyone needs to have rai, particularly those with small tumors. Discuss it with your surgeon and/or endocrinologist. If you do indeed need it, don't worry--there is still time. ...Read more

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Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?

Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?

Parathyroid: Presumably you have had surgery followed by radioactive iodine. This could damage the parathyroid and cause hypoparathyroidism, although this usually does not happen. Thyroid cancer spreads locally (within the neck), and that could damage the parathyroids more, but again, this does not usually happen. Check this out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hx of late stage metastatic papillary thy cancer. Can thy cancer spread to the liver? Poss mass found on no contrast CT which I read is a bad sign.

Hx of late stage metastatic papillary thy cancer. Can thy cancer spread to the liver? Poss mass found on no contrast CT which I read is a bad sign.

Liver Masses: There is a long list of etiologies for a mass in the liver on non contrast CT scan some benign, some malignant. Imaging with ct scan with contrast as well as MRI and ultrasound can help differentiate. Often biopsy is the only way to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Chances of survival for a 24yo women with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of thyroid with metastic neck disease 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous.

Chances of survival for a 24yo women with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of thyroid with metastic neck disease 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous.

100% survival rate: In younger 45, papillary carcinoma with only lymph node spread no distant metastasis, next step is to get all available treatments ...Read more

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What treatment should you expect with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of the thyroid with metastic neck disease and 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous?

What treatment should you expect with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of the thyroid with metastic neck disease and 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous?

Large cancer: 8.7 cm is a very large thyroid cancer. Total thyroid removal followed by treatment with radioactive iodine is needed. If the patient is under 45 years old, the prognosis is still very good. ...Read more

Papillary (Definition)

It means nipple-like projection or structure, such as breast nipples, on skin, at root of hairs, on the gums between teeth, or inside organs such as heart. Can also describe some ...Read more