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Moderately Differentiated Adenocarcinoma Lung
My husband is diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the right lung with alk & egfr mutations; stage 3b what is the prognosis and life?
Fair: It is extremely unusual to have both mutations. They are mutually exclusive. Patients that do carry one of these mutations are eligible for various medications that target these mutations. Crizonitib for alk and tarceva for egfr and new agent recently to the market. These new finding have improved the prognosis. Other factors do enter in. Age, ps, smoking history if any, wt. Loss, etc. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
My husband was diagnosed with invasive moderately differentiated pulmonary adenocarcinoma. What is the course of treatment?
Your oncologist is t: Your oncologist should guide you in the decisions towards treatment. Cancer treatments are dictated by the stage of disease. So you need to know what stage of lung cancer he has. For early stages, surgery can be the best option but as it goes from stage 1 to 3, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are used in combination. For stage 4 it is mostly chemotherapy which is most useful. ...Read more
It is cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that originates from glandular epithelial cells. This is usually classified as poorly, moderately or well differentiated based on the resemblance of these cells to normal epithelium with the well-differentiated cells being most similar in appearance to the normal cells. The poorer the differentiation, the more aggressive and poorer prognosis. ...Read more
The biopsy results says invasive moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. Please what does this means and what is the medical cure for this?
64 YO female, biopse: ulcerated colonic mucosa with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma ... what does it mean and is there a cure?
Yes good out look: If localized has excellent prognosis , get it treated , follow your doctors advise , share your fears with your family and they will give you all the support you need and help you to pass this crisis. good Luck ...Read more
Any hope for 87 yr old w/ moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma infiltrating lamina propria & muscularis mucosa w/ assoc. Ulceration & necrosis?
Yes: endometrial cancer which begins in the endometrial mucosa, before invading myometrium or muscle of uterus is virtually 100% cureable. Even if D&C shows tumor cells spreading to blood stream this is not metastasis but cells pushed by curettage into the blood. Even early muscle invasion followed by hysterectomy with node diss. can be cured. ...Read more
What's the option for a patient diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinomas with mixed inflammation?
Options for Cancer: Need more information, such as where is it located (adenocarcinomas can be in many different organs), is there lymph node involvement, etc Important to remember that there is alway more than one option or approach, including choosing not to treat. Talk it over thoroughly with your oncologist, ask lots of questions, have someone with you to take notes, get 2nd (and 3rd) opinions if necessary. GL ...Read more
The process by which cells become progressively more specialized; a normal process through which cells mature. This process of specialization for the cell comes at the expense of its breadth of potential. Stem cells can, for example, differentiate into secretory ...Read more
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