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Pet Head And Neck Cancer Initial Staging
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
Results of PET Scan "initial staging of lymphoma" and "extensive adenophy in the neck, chest and abdomen" how serious is this?
On chemo for metastic colon cancer . Ct scan coming up - says Neck, thorax , abdomen and pelvis . Is neck usually scanned ?
Yes: There are multiple sites where metastatic colon cancer can appear. While the liver and lung are the most common visceral sites other than lymph nodes in abdomen , spread can occur to the left supraclavicular fossa. Troisier sign is the finding of a hard and enlarged left supraclavicular neck node (Virchow's node). It is a sign of metastatic abdominal malignancy draining the thoracic duct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please. ?
Provisional: This is a preliminary report while the pathologist does more work to get the exact nature of the tumor settled down. I suspect this will turn out to be a carcinosarcoma. This is a difficult case and your physician will probably want several pathologists' signatures on the final report. ...Read more
How reliable are regular head MRI and chest CT scans to early detect potential recurrence of acinic cell carcinoma of parotid?
Life expectancy for lung cancer gone to brain. Pet scan shows no other cancer now, only 1 tumor on brain. Surgery and whole brsin radiation will be?
"oligometastatic": Patients with a single brain tumor as the only site of metastatic disease are called "oligometastatic." the chance of cure, though small, is real. Every cancer specialist has a few such patients. I would strongly recommend aggressive treatment, including either radiosurgery (cyberknife, gammaknife, etc.) to the brain or surgical resection, and again stereotactic or chemoradiation to the lung. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had an MRI scan on head and neck, was wondering would the scan show any tumors or cancer such as brain tumor lymphoma throat cancer etc?
Yes: Yes, it would be very sensitive for detecting cancers in the regions scanned. ...Read more
Yes, near completely: Head and neck Cancer is easy to diagnose even without a CT scan because it can be seen with a naked eye and felt with the hands of the expert doctor. CT may reveal the actual size better, and also show some of the deeper cancers. With a negative CT scan we can be 98% certain that there is no significant cancer left undetected. ...Read more
Thoracic surgeon and radiologist is leaning towards thymoma from pet and CT scans. 2 enlarged nodes near thymus tumor. Can they tell if lymphoma?
Nonspecific pet/ct.: Pet/ct scans are very sensitive for identifying disease, but not as specific as to what type of disease. On some occasions, the appearance and distribution of disease on these scans can specifically identify one disease. More often tissues/nodes would need to be biopsied to be studied under a microscope by a pathologist to specify actual disease type/subtype and can aide in treatment options. ...Read more
A 77 yr old man lung , brain and hip bone cancer, responded to chemo&radiation...Now has lymph node cancer next to heart..Survivable?
What are you asking?: I am going to assume that the history is of a primary lung cancer metastatic to the brain and hip, with a good result from radiation and chemotherapy. This is not uncommon and i would not be surprised if it buys 5 or more good years, though ultimate it will be fatal. A lymphoma appearing in the mediastinum would need to be managed by an oncologist and may also respond well. Patient must decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will chemotherapy help at all with 8.7cm thyroid cancer with mestatic neck disease and spread to nearby lymph nodes ?
Thyroid treatment: First line against thyroid cancer is surgery. You need to get all detectable disease out of the neck (the primary tumor and nodal metastases). Radioactive iodine is used to eradicate remaining thyroid and thyroid cancer cells. This can also help with distant mets in lungs/bone/etc. This can be repeated. External beam radiation ; chemo are reserved for cancer that has become dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Characterize lump: If lump is superficial in location ultrasound is more beneficial in characterizing type of tissue, and may need eventual biopsy. Mr examination for both superficial and deeper soft tissue characterization is usually better than ct examination. Again with all imaging modalities, the final diagnosis depends on biopsy and pathology. ...Read more
Cancer with unknown primary tumor. Enlarged lymphnodes under armpits. Tumor find in breastbone. Ok ct Scan of lungs, abdomen, breast. Lymphoma?
Need biopsy done: A biopsy of one of the axillary lymph nodes may provide some guidance about the primary source of this tumor. It could be breast Cancer which sometimes would not show on a Mammogram(it is called an Occult Primary). Without obtaining tissue for microscopic exam it is difficult to proceed further. Ask his oncologist to provide you some answers and an understanding of this problem. ...Read more
Unknown: CT of the brain does deliver radiation but the likelihood of developing malignancy from one or two studies is unknown. One must weigh the benefit to be gained from the study against whatever risk may be present. Careful selection of patients, particularly children is important when considering imaging. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Explain the physical progression of stage 4 metastasis lung cancer in brains and pelvic with an 8 month diagnosis?
If lymph nodes clear in primary invasive casinoma of the breast stage 1, can bone metastasis occur ?
How sensitive is pet scan in detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer, irrespective of screening guidelines (uiss/nccn) , side effects, cost?
Non small cell lung cancer stage 111a. Had lobectomy but cancer remains in chest wall and lymph node. What is life expectancy without treatment?
Variable outcomes: It is not entirely clear whether your cancer is truly stage-3A ( it means completely resected, no residual cancer left behind). If there is indeed some tumor left behind in the chest wall, then there is high risk of recurrence which will likely cause you problems within 6 to 12 months. This can be controlled with radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. So you should reconsider your decision . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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