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Most Aggressive Types Of Cancer
Ask a doctmy husband was told in dec. That he had prostrate cancer then in feb. We were told that it was the aggressive type and he would hor for free?
Prostate cancer: Is found in 230k american men annually. Need to know gleason sum, psa value. Resnick, nejm, january 2013 reported 15 year data suggesting harms vary, but survival identical between surgery and radiotherapy. Both are improved since the study (don 1994-5). See at leasst one of each. ...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
Gleason (4, 5). I understand this is an aggressive type of prostate cancer. But how aggressive in terms of time before it spreads.
My mom had two types of very aggressive breast cancer. I'm almost 30, would it be wise to ask for genetic testing?
Yes: It depends on other factors, like your mom's age at diagnosis. If she was under 50, and particularly if you have other first-degree relatives with breast cancer (sister, daughter) or ovarian cancer, you may be at risk for carrying the brca gene. Ask for genetic counseling instead of genetic testing, as the type of test you need depends on a more extensive review of your history. Good luck! ...Read more
Several not in skin: Most malignancies are glandular in origin and at least by type can easily be diagnosed. The second most common lesions are of squamous origin. More uncommon are sarcomatous lesions such as extremity epitheliod sarcomas which are rare and deadly, leiomyosarcomas not arising in stomach or uterine fibroid but in vein walls and as I've just encountered a sarcomatoid carcinoma in the mastoid bone. ...Read more
Tell us why you ask?: If you can help us by telling us more about what you want to know, we can be more helpful. This kind of quiz does not help you or I...as we will both be guessing wildly. So get to the point and tell us what is your problem?? . ...Read more
Sun and CA: Sun light or tanning beds causes two types of skin cancers...Basal cell cancer and melanoma. Basal cell CA is classically called the rat CA. It tends to stay right where it started and eat a hole...much like if you were chewed on by a rat. Melanoma is a much deadlier cancer and can spread to other organs. ...Read more
Hundreds: Cancer is a spectrum of diseases, each defined by the tissue and organ of origin, as well as the molecular pathways and mutations that are driving tumorigenesis, proliferation, invasion, and distant spread. The medical community is still learning, hence the need for more cancer research! ...Read more
Varies: Some cancers are not detected until widespread and it is too late to intervene. The real question is why? Some may not present with early symptoms because of their "silent" location. For example, pancreatic cancer off of the tail of the pancreas grows, spreads and seeds the abdomen with minimal symptoms. Some cancers of the GI tract are found on screening tests. When symptomatic, it is too late. ...Read more
These work: If you are to have any hope of a cure from any kind of cancer, treatment will involve either surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy -- the latter with traditional cytotoxic treatment and/or some of the highly-targeted new medicines. This is the truth. "Natural" treatments may make you feel better but won't touch the cancer despite all the hustle. Best wishes. ...Read more
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