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My Friends Tumer Cell Level Is 22 What Does This Mean
Yes: Cea, a protein released into the blood, may be produced by certain cancers, but not all and even not all of a specific type, e.g. Not all colon cancers will produce abnormally elevated cea in the serum, but some do. If measured before surgery, and elevated, then the cea may a useful lab test to follow going forward, as a sustained elevation may indicate subtle cancer persistence or recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does" tumor consists predominately of single cells with foci of signet ring cells . . . " mean?
Adenocarcinoma: Signet ring cells are seen in adenocarcinoma. ...Read more
Low grade: Pleomorphism is a term used in histology and cytopathology to describe variability in the size, shape and staining of cells and/or their nuclei. It is a characteristic of malignant neoplasms, and metaplasia. Certain benign cellS tmay have pleomorphism, e.g. neuroendocrine cells, Newer techniques with mAbs targeting tumor protein can identify transformation even before nuclear pleomorphism seen. ...Read more
What does "we found traces of b cell lymphoma in your tumor" mean? I'm scheduled for another biopsy, but i'm confused with the word "trace".
Me too: This isn't standard terminology. Insist on seeing the pathology report and having it explained. ...Read more
Moderately diff. sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also(tumor free in path. report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?
Multidisciplinary : Make sure tour case is being discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting that includes the surgeon, along with medical and radiation oncologists, and radiologists. This is something usually referred to as a tumor board, and is present at many hospitals. Also look on the American Cancer Society website for more information about stage related treatment options. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can tumor cells that have metastasized to the kidney bones form the prostate increase psa levels ?
See answer: Prostate cancer is typically associated with elevated psa levels, especially if the cancer has spread elsewhere. The question is a bit unclear, but prostate cancer cells whether they are in bone, lung or lymph nodes, will usually produce a detectable psa. Kidney per se is an unusual site of spread, but perhaps you meant the spine or ribs near the kidneys when you wrote "kidney bones". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had LP & it stated 1 gamma band found consistent with b-cell brain tumor. Not enough for ms. I have pituitary macroadenoma. What does this mean?
Confussed . Colon tumor . All scans clear so no metastases . Operation march . Sept scan reveals a liver met . Does this mean escaped cells?
Most likely : This depends on many factors. This is true for type of tumor and where located on or in the colon. If your doctors believe it is a metastasis then "escaped " cells is a way to explain it. It is also important to be sure it is the only visible metastasis for planning therapy. ...Read more
What is meant in the pathology report that the stained tumor cells tended to "palisade around the periphery"?
Description: Of the tumor under the microscope is part of pathology, but light microscopy patterns are being replaced by markers that define the tumor source, and help provide prognostic information. The art of description is fading, for the boring brown of immunohistochemistry. Clear spaces used to be pas+ for glycogen, or mucicarmine+ for fat. Some moderns mix this up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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