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Primary Omentum?: Do you mean a cancer that started in the peritoneum (omentum) or a cancer that has traveled to the omenum. Primary peritoneal cancer is rarer than cancers traveling to the omentum. Generally cancers that have traveled (metastases) to the omentum tends to have a poor survival rate. The survival rate will depend on type of cancer, how much of it is there and how its responding to treatment. ...Read more
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
Hi i would like to ask if is having omentum germ cell cancer specifically means that its ovarian cancer? Besides having a mullerian anomaly.
Stage 4 her2+ breast cancer with mets to omentum. Just finished 6 rounds of herceptin/pertuzimab. NED. Now progression in omentum returning. Any hope?
Consider omentectomy: Consult your oncologist. They might want to remove the omentum (debulking) the another round of chemo ...Read more
Your question?: Hi. From what you've told us, I assume you're wondering if the cancer in the omentum is recurrence of the ovarian cancer 7 years ago. First of all, I'm so sorry for your situation. A pathologist will be able to tell you if the omental cancer is ovarian in origin. The best guess (and guessing doesn't count) would be ovarian, however. When the surgical pathology comes back, chemo will be planned. ...Read more
Can be helped: A radical resection of the omentum essentially removing the entire cake of tumor is performed eliminating vasucular permeability factor that leads to ascites. All peritoneal nodules are resected to smaller than 1 cm. and patient then placed on chemotherapy. Occassionally hyperthermic peritoneal chemotherapy lavage employed. Often patients may be cured if not helped in terms of survival. ...Read more
Depends on surgery: Ovarian cancer has a high incidence of metastasis. When it occurs surgical debuling is the procedure of choice. The omentum becomes involved due to presence of TGF-B producing caking and leading to ascites followed by diaphragm and small bowel seeding. Best results with total omentectomy and debulking to no lesion left that is larger than 1 cm or smaller. Chemo then can be effective. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for omental cancer 7 yrs after ovarian cancer wo chemo/radiation. Symptomatic blamed on gallbladder. 43 yrs. old?
More info: really need so much more info for good answer. You should consult with an Oncologist. Best wishes. ...Read more
Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer, metastisized to rib, omentom, lymph nodes , spine and heart lining...How much time?
Complicated Answer: Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently. Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer