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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
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
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
The tumor is composed of glands lined by malignant epithelial cells.The tumor is overlain by ulcerated , acanthotic epid . Please what does this means?
Duscuss with doctor: You have to have a personal discussion with your doctor concerning these findings. If you don't understand, ask questons until you do. If you want a second opinion, request it. ...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
Oncology: Since no blood tests or scans can identify a single malignant cell it means that people wait til a mass, tumor or lesion form?
Does small cell LC present with hard to find tumor with extesive adenopathy. If so does that mean we need to wait for spred to lymphs to detect on ct?
Can tumor cells that have metastasized to the kidney bones form the prostate increase psa levels ?
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?
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
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
Is it true that the primary tumor in small cell lung cancer is often occult? Does this mean even a CT scan can't see it? Do we only detect on spread
I have an ans disorder and a pit tumor. Im 49. Just found out I have a very low dhea level (19). What does this mean? Pls see my extensive med hx...
DHEA: Concentrations of dhea are measured, along with other hormones such as fsh, lh, prolactin, estrogen, and testosterone, to help diagnose polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and to help rule out other causes of infertility, amenorrhea, hirsutism, and forms of adrenal dysfunction. Have no idea without further data and exam as to what your levels mean. ...Read more
No: There is a list of foods and medications that can cause this test to be falsely elevated. The list includes: bananas walnuts plantains hickory nuts pineapple pecans kiwi fruit avocados plums tomatoes eggplant talk to your doctor to discuss the results, and bring a comprehensive list of all your recent medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sis has high level of prolactin controlled by Dostinex, (cabergoline)dose that mean she has pituitary gland tumor? is that related to her Peutz-Jeghers syndrome?
Carney complex: Peutz-Jaeghers (P-J) syndrome is not classically associated with pituitary tumors; there is a syndrome called Carney complex that shares features / is similar to P-J syndrome and without genetic testing, they could be confused. Carney complex is associated with pituitary tumors. 80-95% of patients with P-J syndrome have mutation in STK11 (LKB1) . ...Read more
My FSH and LH levels were both super low at 0.1. But my estradiol was normal. Could this mean a pituitary tumor?
Not enough info: Can't answer your question from that information. LH/FSH varies during the cycle. Those values are a bit low even for the luteal phase. But what else is going on? Why was it done? Are you having normal cycles? Are you menstruating at all? Is your prolactin elevated? I assume you are not taking estrogens. Tiny pituitary tumors are common, and may not be significant. See your doctor. ...Read more
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