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My Brother Has Thyroid Cancer Is That Something Important
It could be: Different types of thyroid cancer-but generally divided into 2 group-well differentiated and undifferentiated. Papillary cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer.Treatment is a surgery to remove thyroid and evaluation to the adjacent lymph nodes. Post surgery radioiodine therapy is given ( to the well diffif) if there is residual disease, +lymph nodes, spreading. Read more-www.Nccn.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes very important: Your brother will have progressive mental deterioration over the next 2-10 years depending on the stage of dementia. Visiting your brother routinely will help him with joy and pride but it will sadden on your heart because you have a very special connection with him. If you go to www.Alz.Org there are places where you can involve support group and chat with friends. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Define Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a stomach ('gastro") that's slow to empty ("paresis")--seen in diabetics, with ischemia, pancreatic cancer, after viral infection, post-surgery, with stomach pacemaker problems (yes, the stomach has a pacemaker!), & in systemic illness. The stomach normally empties liquids in 1-2 hours, solids 4-6 hours after meals. A gastric emptying scan measures stomach transit of test meal. ...Read more
Is there any form of HPV that can be spread through genes? My dad has recently been diagnosed with skin cancer in his neck that is called squimy cell (i know that probably isn't spelled right) cancer. His doctor tested him for HPV and he has it. Now he is
Is it possible that my thyroid cancer originated from another cancer in my body that has not been identified?
Unlikely : If on biopsy they have identified it as a type of thyroid cancer, then the cells are from the thyroid that they are seeing. If it was let's sat breast cancer that spread to the thyroid, then on biopsy they would see breast cells and call it breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go to ER now!!: BP of 70/40 is very abnormal. You should check whether the machine is accurate-make sure the cuff placement is correct. If it is confirmed, you absolutely should bring your mother to er now. She may be severely dehydrated or other condition that perhaps related or unrelated to her mantle cell lymphoma . Bring her to er now. ...Read more
My grandma died because of breast cancer is it for sure that my mother will be affected too because she's her daughter? what is the possibilities ?
No it is not: for sure that your mom will develop breast cancer because her mom had it. There are genetic tests which can help determine the probability of that happening. We are learning that genes are only one part of a bigger picture. Scientific research called "epigenetics" sheds light on this. What turns genes on and off has something to do w/lifestyle such as the way we eat, think, exercise, etc. ...Read more
My grandmother is 64 has endometrial cancer that has now spread to lymph nodes what is her life expectancy?
Depends on Rx: It depends on the treatment program that she is given. Endometrial cancer is easily survivable if caught before it leaves the uterus as progesterone or surgery can reverse early Stage I. Your grandmother is beyond that point and her Oncologists will be offering her various treatment options which of course affect survival rates. ...Read more
I found out yesterday that my step-grandfather has cancer in his head. The doctors say it is aginosarcoma. How serious is this cancer?
Serious: Angiosarcoma, unfortunately is generally a serious illness. Please consult this site for information. http://sarcomahelp.org/angiosarcoma.html ...Read more
My grandfather 73/m is a cancer survivor. Recently they found he had a cavitary lesion in his right lung. Is it a sign that the cancer is back?
My 54 year old sister has 2 thyroid nodules that are heterogeous and calcified. Is this cancer? How serious is this?
Only one: who can answer you is your friend's doctor who has all info. needed to answer you. , with your friends permission you have to find out. In general most of kidney cancers are serious , if they are low grade , detected very early stages may not be serious , ...Read more
My mom has many family members that died with cancer and she told me its hereditary. Is this true?
It could be true: Some cancers can be inherited, some others don't. Especially if there are strong family history of cancer where many family members are affected by cancers or if cancer involves somebody at a very young age- the suspicion that the cancer may be hereditary will be high. It is important to get more history about what cancers, the age they got cancer, and who got the cancer to see what your risk is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mum has just been diagnosed with lung cancer, at this stage that is all I know. She is 78 and smoked most of her life-heavily, but denys it to everyone,doctors included. My question is, if she stopped now, would that prolong her life? or is the damage
Below: I was sorry to hear of your mothers DX. I'm sure you have encouraged her to stop smoking many times Stopping smoking now will not change the lung cancer. But it will benefit for cardiovascular events, also will help with respiratory complications Also would lower the exposure to secondary smoke to others. Condolences and best wishes ...Read more
Is a nodule in your kidney always kidney cancer? My sister has a small nodule in her kidney. Does this mean she has cancer?
Cancer that presents in the thyroid gland. It usually presents as a painless thyroid nodule. Most are papillary-follicular type and have a very good prognosis. Less common are medullary cancers, with an intermediate prognosis. Anaplastic cancers of the thyroid have a poor prognosis and are uncommon. Treatment of thyroid cancers involves removal ...Read more
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