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My Cancer In The Lungs Has Moved To The Uterus What Are My Treatment Options
Some options.: Stage IV lung cancer is often considered too widespread for surgery to work. However, if the lung disease is limited and has spread to one isolated area, such as the uterus only, then surgery could potentially be an option depending on age, lifestyle, desire for future fertility, etc. The majority of stage IV lung cancers are treated with some combination of chemotherapy and targeted therapy. ...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
Depends: Survival is not same for all stage 4, depends on the general condition, organ function, age, histology etc, in general prognosis range from weeks - if patient is not doing well to months if they are in good health. ...Read more
Dysplasia cells in the lining of my stomach. What is the likely hood of turning to cancer. I see my dr in 6 months.
It really depends: The chances of turning into cancer depends on many factors, the main one being if it is high or low grade. Other factors that may need to be addressed would be a possible infection such as h pylori playing a role or excessive acid production. I would recommend you clarify precisely what the finding was and what the treatment and follow up should be with the diagnosing physician before 6 months. ...Read more
My aunt has 2tumors left side lung which has spread to the lt hip bone. She just finished radiation to the hip and willbe starting chemo. Is this normal treatment? Why not start with treatment to the lung first?
She is stage 4 lung cancer. Are the docto
What is the best treatment I have small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain I have ten tumors what are my best options?
Multidisciplinary: Small cell cancer is challenging even in early stage. All small cell cancer should be treated through a multidisciplinary thoracic oncology program with a targeted and individualized approach. Clinical trial enrollment when possible. The following link discusses general approach to treating nsclc and small cell, our best wishes are with you: http://goo.Gl/s6eme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to insert something into my breast where the cancer was removed and do radiation therapy from the inside?
Yes: This is a new technique called "accelerated partial breast irradiation", apbi. A hollow device is placed where the cancer was removed. Radioactivity is put in the device twice a day for five days. Trials show this equals whole breast radiation for small tumors with negative nodes in women over 60 who don't need chemotherapy. More studies are underway. Go to www.Astro.Org for updated guidelines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unable to predict: Any tumor spreading to the brain is not a good sign, but it is not possible to provide a time line of events. Tumors and individuals all vary and make it impossible to predict behavior of any given case. ...Read more
My wife has adenocarcinoma cancer of the endometrium and it has spread to the lymph and others. What is her prognosis?
Need more info: Prognosis in stage iiic endometrial adenocarinoma depends on several things including age, grade, histologic type, number, size and location of involved nodes, etc. This ? Can be best answered by your gyn oncologist. On average, about 60% of women live 5 years after diagnosis of stage iiic disease, but it can be much better or worse. I wish your wife the best. ...Read more
My mum has calcifications in one of her breasts and she had a biopsy and getting the results back soon. What are the chances of them being cancer? :(
Breast calcification: Calcifications in breast tissue are NOT always cancerous but sometimes help to show up an area that is - were they rounded or spiculated?? Spiculated (or spiked) ones are usually not a good finding. Additionally the tissue should have been x-ray'ed to make sure all of the calcifications seen were removed. She will need close followup if benign. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm undergoing a miscarriage at the moment. What are the signs (other than visit to my doc) that my body has expelled all the remains of pregnancy?
I am 22wks and baby has CDH. They said only the liver has moved up to the left chest cavity and it's only the tip! What are the chances it will stay!!
Depends: Good news is the condition was diagnosed during pregnancy and not at delivery which will allow your delivery team to be prepared when your due date arrives. The fewer abdominal contents into the lung space the better as they don't take over the space the lungs need to develop. It sounds as if at this time the defect in the diaphragm is small. Work with MD to make high risk delivery plan. ...Read more
My ortho dr recently found a metastes tumor in the upper part of my right arm, what are the chances that this tumor is benign ?
My mom has just been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The doctor will do the chemotherapy in his office. Which is the best place for it, the doctor's office or a cancer hospital?
What are the chances of recovering from prostate cancer if it's spread to the veins in your legs?
Medical: The best treatment by far is medical therapy with lupron (leuprolide). Otherwise surgery with a colon resection and possibly colostomy or stomach resection can often make your life worse than the original endoemtriosis. So best to try to reduce the pain with lupron (leuprolide). No matter what you do, the goal is usually not to be pain free which is usually not possible. The goal is to minimize symptoms. ...Read more
Unlikely: Osteosarcomas or Ewing's sarcoma or even synovial sarcomas are rare diseases. There are genetic predispositions to these diseases, but the bone sarcomas commonly occur around the knee or the shoulder, but it doesn't have to be. I'd see a physician if this is giving you pain or other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found out that my friend had to have his left lung removed because of an infection that affected his whole lung. What are the chances of survival?
Body's resilience: Luckily the body is built extremely well. Plenty of people can survive with one lung only... or one kidney, and so on. Once he recovers from the surgery, his remaining lung will adapt to do more work. Doctors usually only resort to these types of treatments in extreme cases, so I hope your friend recovers soon. Don't give up hope. ...Read more
How big is the 4cm fibroids and what if is multiple and went on to the different are lower and inside and outside can be removed all in one surgery?
Multiple fibroids : Can be removed rather easily with one surgery but a lot depends on the location. A pelvic ultrasound or MRI can inform the gynecologist of the best surgical plan. There are many approaches (laparoscopy or open) that can be tried depening on the on the location and skill of the surgeon. ...Read more
What are the stages of degeneration of the spine in your neck? I have completely lost the curve in my neck. What is the treatment?
Varies: It is based on the cause of the loss. Sometimes spasm can cause loss of the normal lordosis of the neck and treating the cause of spasm can lead back to normal alignment. Others have a true structural issue in the neck that would not be reversible short of surgery. That is not to say they necessarily need surgery, but rather nothing short of that would change their malalignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where can I find the best doctor for a fna because the nodule is situated to the neck in the 6-th sector between the carothid and the tracheea and it has only 1, 2 CM ? Thank you
Ask your MD: Ask your primary care provider. He/she should be able to point you in the right direction. ...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
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