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Doctor insights on: Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Staging

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Whats average survival percentage for pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Whats average survival percentage for pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Poor: Rare cases of early pancreatic cancer can have long term survival- mostly the average survival is 20 months. For advanced cases the average survival ranges from 6-10 months. ...Read more

Staging (Definition)

Many diseases have specific treatments based on their severity. A disease can have certain criteria to determine their severity and applying this criteria to determine how advanced the disease state is called staging. Most commonly this is applied to cancer, and be determining how far the cancer has spread locally and/or to distant sites a stage of cancer can be ...Read more


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How fast do adenocarcinomas grow?

How fast do adenocarcinomas grow?

It varies: It depends on their organ of origin. Adenocarcinoma of breast is much different than one arising in the colon or in the lung. Sometimes we can not find their primary origin...So called adenocarcinoma of unknown primary(acup) which has once of the worst outcomes and it causes serious trouble in 4-6 months. If you can tell us your complete history, i can be more exact in my response. ...Read more

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How serious is signet cell adenocarcinoma?

How serious is signet cell adenocarcinoma?

Potentially serious: Signet ring adenocarcinoma can occur in the stomach, intestine, or in other organs. The stage of cancer is most important in terms of prognosis, and how serious a cancer is. However, signet ring carcinomas are generally more aggressive than non-signet ring adenocarcinomas. ...Read more

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How do you get adenocarcinoma is it hereditory?

How do you get adenocarcinoma is it hereditory?

Yes/No/Maybe: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that forms glands. It's a common kind of cancer found in lots of different organs. Some may have an inherited component and others not. Depends on the organ and family history. Best to you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: adenocarcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: adenocarcinoma?

From a gland: Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, prostate and breast cancers. ...Read more

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What organs and tissues can be affected by adenocarcinoma?

Almost all of them: From top to bottom, here is a sample: salivary glands, thyroid, lungs, esophagus, stomach, breast(s), pancreas, intestines, biliary system, ovaries and peritoneum, prostate, uterus, adrenal glands, other glands, skin glands. Secondarily advanced adenocarcinoma from any origin may spread to other locations too: brain, liver, lungs, bone, skin, lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What is adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated mean?

It is cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that originates from glandular epithelial cells. This is usually classified as poorly, moderately or well differentiated based on the resemblance of these cells to normal epithelium with the well-differentiated cells being most similar in appearance to the normal cells. The poorer the differentiation, the more aggressive and poorer prognosis. ...Read more

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What causes duodenal adenocarcinoma?

Not known!: Just like many other Cancers in people, the exact cause of your Cancer is not known. One way to look at is why do some people get sick and others remain well without having any serious illness. It may be just a matter of chance or bad luck. ...Read more

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How is duodenal adenocarcinoma generally treated?

It depends on Stage: Treatment of Cancer depends on the extent of tumor(called stage of Cancer). If the Cancer is loclaised(stage 1 or 2) surgery is the best approach of treatment. if it has spread farther away, then chemotherapy has to be the mainstay of treatment with or without surgery. Your oncologist can guide you further. ...Read more

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Can gleason IV prostate adenocarcinoma be treated?

Can gleason IV prostate adenocarcinoma be treated?

Yes: Gleason 4 prostate cancer can be treated. Attention must be paid to the presence of spread within the body. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Pancreas (Definition)

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


Dr. Riley Alexander
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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more