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Pancreas Cancer And Itching
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
Assume you mean: Colorectal cancer metastatic to liver? A common progression pattern for those that fail. Most are assymptomatic detected by imaging, but progression can lead to liver failure, jaundice and ascites. Some limited metastasis can be treated surgically, with intra-arteial therapy with chemo or radioactive beads. Liver failure can lead to coma and GI bleeding du to varices as well. ...Read more
Pt with metastic colon cancer with liver and peritoneal
Mets . Can this cause vomitting and fever ?
Varies widely.: Cancer can initially have no symptoms, or generalized symptoms such as weight loss or fatigue. Prostate cancer can present with difficulty urination, blood in the urine, or pelvic or bone pain. Colon cancer can present with blood in the stool, pain with defecation, change in the caliber of stools, and abdominal pain. ...Read more
Cure varies: Beyond the obvious differences in organ and cell type as well as the various treatment approaches, the most important patient difference is really the chance at cure. Early stage prostate and renal cell (kidney) cancers can be very curable. Even really early stage pancreatic cancers can be quite deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spleen cancer, age is 70 can chemotherapy be useful
Doubtful: But it never hurts to discuss this with an experienced oncologist (cancer doctor). Make sure, however, that you know the chances of response as well as the changes induced by the toxicity of the drugs, which may make you more miserable than the disease without changing your life-expectancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?
Can be: Pancreatic cancer symptoms depend on the extent of the cancer and can range form minimal to very significant in intensity. Typical symptoms include jaundice, abdomen pain (can be severe), bowel obstruction, weight loss, new-onset diabetes, depression, fatigue to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short answer: No: Most often if a malignant mass presses on the ductal system of liver or panc. (see picture), it can cause abn. blood enzymes. If the mass is small and ducts drain, routine enzymes are usually normal. Gilbert Syndrome, a genetic abn. of up to 7% of folks, has the significance like your fingerprints, and is discussed nicely in: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/gilbert-syndrome ...Read more
My grandfather 94yrs old having prostate cancer and also has metastasis in pancrease (pancrelipase) and bones. Treatment options?
No treatment: In spite of your grandfathers clinical condition, the pattern of behavior of prostate cancer after 80 , for the most part typified by an indolent form of metastasis. One uses drugs like Lupron (leuprolide) to reduce hormones but at his age there are probably little or no hormones secreted. Chemo such as Taxol not utilized. Therefore he should live normal expected time for a 90yo without further intervention ...Read more
Sx of Prostate Cance: Many prostate cancers produce no noticeable signs and symptoms until late in their course. A psa or other lab test can serve as a useful screen, but imaging and tissue sampling biopsy studies are required, as is a thorough physical exam. It would be best to consult a urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother has liver cancer, cirrhosis, and the cancer has spread to stomach and lungs and in lymph nodes. Not operable. Began chemo pills today.
Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?
Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a slightly elevated ca15-3 indicate some other cancer besides breast? Nothing on two mammos. Have digestive problems and epi. Pancreatic cancer?
Nonspecific: Reference range is set so that many healthy people will fall somewhat above. It is intended to monitor the progress of a known or strongly suspected cancer, not as a prompt for a -- forgive me -- fishing expedition. With your epigastric pain, it would not be out of the question to have the area of your pancreas ultrasounded, regardless of the lab value. Best wishes. ...Read more
I think probably not: I've followed the diabetes claim for two decades; there are a bunch of good prospective studies showing no effect though the group originally reporting the finding is standing by its results. The studies on colon cancer and diet over the past decade surprised me -- the link with animal protein is weak at best. 2005 swedish study -- heavy dairy consumers had only 59% colon ca risk of others. ...Read more
I'm noticing signs of pancreatic cancer: diarrhea and abdominal pain, and itching. What can I do?
Not specific!!!: Hi. Holy cow! You're 17! Do you have any idea how rare pancreatic cancer is in 17 year olds?! Do you have ANY IDEA how many VASTLY more common things there are that cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and itching in 17 year olds?! Please avoid the temptation to self diagnose. How about you go to college and medical school if you want to get into diagnostics? NO symptom is specific for disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be the same: The intestines are a group of structures including stomach, small intestine and large intestine (which is the colon). Cancers can form in any of these sites, but large intestine (colon) cancer is most common. So colon cancer is a type of intestinal cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can colon cancer cause itching and a sensation of internal itching in colon? Change in BM and mild left abdominal pain are present for 1 month.
Potentially: While it would be extremely unusual for a 19 year old to get colon cancer, colon cancer can present with a wide variety of symptoms or even no symptoms at all. If you are concerned, a good medical check up with your primary care doctor would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more
It is not very usual: To have two cancers at once' more likly the breast cancer is the cause of the liver lesion(s). Ifthere is doubt, a biopsy can be done to verify cell type and establish appropriate treatment, including presence of er/pr/her-2-neu - cell surface marker suggesting treatment. Liver metastasis can respond, but classically less responsive to hormones, and not having as favorable outcome to therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the prognosis of liver cirrhosis with stage 4 liver cancer? Why people with liver cirrhosis/liver cancer have low hemoglobin, red blood cells?
Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood formation is also common(Anemia of chronic disease). Blood transfusion can help the pateint. Keep Hemoglobin near 10 Grams. There is some treatment for Liver cancer that could be tried(the medicine is called Nexavar(Sorafenib) ...Read more
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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