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Doctor insights on: Mucinous Adenocarcinoma Pancreas

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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What kind of cancer is mucinous adenocarcinoma? Is it treatable?

Adenocarcinoma: A mucinous adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that arises from mucin producing epithelium. This type of cancer can occur in different organs. The treatment and prognosis will depend on the specific site / organ involved. Your oncologist will be the best person to advise you on your specific type. ...Read more

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Is mucinous cyst adenocarcinoma of ovary curable?

Depends: It depends on the stage. Early stage is curable with either surgery alone- vs surgery plus adjuvant therapy/chemotherapy . Advanced disease with distant spread even is very treatable however unfortunately is incurable. Please discuss further with your oncology team. ...Read more

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Hello can u tell me what I do histopathology report : section show poorly differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma with ulceration of mucosal surface?

Cancer: It is a subtype of cancer that arises from cell of the glands that produces some mucin/mucous. Where is this located? Colon? You need to discuss further re- treatment plan with your oncology team. Treatment and everything will depend on what kind of cancer is this? The stage? The molecular pattern/biology of the cancer? Your overall condition? Etc. Good luck. ...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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Whats average survival percentage for pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Whats average survival percentage for pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Poor: Rare cases of early pancreatic cancer can have long term survival- mostly the average survival is 20 months. For advanced cases the average survival ranges from 6-10 months. ...Read more

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Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm on pancreas. 3mm. Same for 2 1/2 yrs. Cancer? Dr only follow with MRI. Should it be removed?

Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm on pancreas. 3mm. Same for 2 1/2 yrs. Cancer? Dr only follow with MRI. Should it be removed?

Good question: This may or not be a cancer, but without changes in appearance in 2 1/2 yrs and not knowing your complete medical history I would suggest that you follow your physician's plan and to feel better emotionally ask him/her to refer you to an oncologist for a second opinion. It is not unusual for doctors to agree to this request. ...Read more

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Is the kras gene behind pancreatic cancer & mucinous borderline malignant tumors? My aunt died from pancreatic this yr & i had the mucus tumor-*stg 1a

Is the kras gene behind pancreatic cancer & mucinous borderline malignant tumors? My aunt died from pancreatic this yr & i had the mucus tumor-*stg 1a

Two different types: Your aunt had the garden variety pancreatic cancer, your own tumor was different and it has a much better prognosis than your aunt's cancer. Ras gene is often mutated in pancreatic cancer but, as of now, it has no impact on diagnosis or on treatment of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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How fast do adenocarcinomas grow?

It varies: It depends on their organ of origin. Adenocarcinoma of breast is much different than one arising in the colon or in the lung. Sometimes we can not find their primary origin...So called adenocarcinoma of unknown primary(acup) which has once of the worst outcomes and it causes serious trouble in 4-6 months. If you can tell us your complete history, i can be more exact in my response. ...Read more

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How serious is signet cell adenocarcinoma?

Potentially serious: Signet ring adenocarcinoma can occur in the stomach, intestine, or in other organs. The stage of cancer is most important in terms of prognosis, and how serious a cancer is. However, signet ring carcinomas are generally more aggressive than non-signet ring adenocarcinomas. ...Read more

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How do you get adenocarcinoma is it hereditory?

How do you get adenocarcinoma is it hereditory?

Yes/No/Maybe: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that forms glands. It's a common kind of cancer found in lots of different organs. Some may have an inherited component and others not. Depends on the organ and family history. Best to you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: adenocarcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: adenocarcinoma?

From a gland: 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, prostate and breast cancers. ...Read more

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What organs and tissues can be affected by adenocarcinoma?

Almost all of them: From top to bottom, here is a sample: salivary glands, thyroid, lungs, esophagus, stomach, breast(s), pancreas, intestines, biliary system, ovaries and peritoneum, prostate, uterus, adrenal glands, other glands, skin glands. Secondarily advanced adenocarcinoma from any origin may spread to other locations too: brain, liver, lungs, bone, skin, lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What is adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated mean?

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

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What is differentiated adenocarcinoma endometrium?

Cancer of the uterus: This is a medical expression used when doctors report a diagnosis of Cancer of the Uterus lining(endometrium). Your gynecologist can explain further, so call him/her up ASAP and ask how to get this disease treated soon. ...Read more

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Esophageal adenocarcinoma info from any good website?

Esophageal adenocarcinoma info from any good website?

PDQ: Us government maintains some good health info at cancer.Gov. Here's the link to the pdq on esophageal cancer: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/esophageal/patient/page1 there are a lot of websites out there that have a lot of questionable information--sometimes it's hard to know where to go to get good information. Good luck, and be sure to return to health tap for any questions! ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for adenocarcinoma of the rectum?

Could there be a cure for adenocarcinoma of the rectum?

Sure: Early stage can be often cured with surgery plus or minus chemo and radiation. The earlier the stage, the best odds you have, so early detection is important. A handful of patients with stage IV will do well long term but as a rule it is considered incurable. ...Read more

Dr. Riley Alexander
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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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