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

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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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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What are the symptoms adenocarcinoma of stomach and how detected?

What are the symptoms adenocarcinoma of stomach and how detected?

Variable ,EGD/biopsy: Symptoms will vary- from being asymptomatic with only some stomach discomfort, bloathing, upset stomach, to early satiety ( feeling full easily even with a very little food), nasuea, vomiting, severe pain, obstruction, weight loss, vomiting blood etc. It is detected by doing an upper endoscopy and biopsy to the lesion on the stomach. Once diagnosis is made- some imaging need to be done for staging. ...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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Can ultrasound detect adenocarcinoma of the stomach?

Can ultrasound detect adenocarcinoma of the stomach?

See answer: Upper endoscopy (with a scope) or upper GI (with oral contrast and x-rays) are preferable ways of evaluating the stomach for adenocarcinoma or other gastric pathology. Ultrasound is not an ideal modality for this purpose. ...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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My 87 yr old dad was diagnosed w/ adenocarcinoma of the stomach in the cardia area. Gi & PC dr's say there's nothing to be done b/c of his age. True?

My 87 yr old dad was diagnosed w/ adenocarcinoma of the stomach in the cardia area. Gi & PC dr's say there's nothing to be done b/c of  his age. True?

Likely true: The recommendation is based on the ability to tolerate surgery, radiation, chemotherapy (which all or some may or may not be considered for this type of cancer depending on the situation and extent (i.e. Staging). If statistics show that chemotherapy or surgery for example causes more complications or harm in his age group (or likely his overall health) then best recommendation is symptom control. ...Read more

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