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Recovery Time For Lung Carcinoid Tumor Removal
See below: Surgical removal of the tumor may only ensure removal of gross visible disease but in most cases of lung cancer the cells from the tumor likely have already migrated to distant sites and may be potential sites that cancer may develop. Most patients with lung cancer may benefit from chemotherapy after surgery to decrease likelihood of the cancer coming back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer, ampullary tumor. Whipple procedure. Spread to liver, not respectable. Chemo for 6 months and continuing. Prognosis?
Poor: While Whipple is the best approach for a primary pancreatic or ampullary lesion, the recurrence rate at 1-2 yrs is 90%. Chemo either of the FOLFIERI or Genciabine /Abraxane combo have limited effects on liver mets which in pancreas are not considered amenable to resection. There is an FDA protocol using specific monoclonals targeting pancreas that might be available but only after chemo failure ...Read more
Not good: Overall, the probability of 5 year survival is in the single digits. There are exceptions. Single metastases to the brain or adrenal gland, if the lymph nodes are uninvolved, can be treated sequentially and followed with chemotherapy. The survival is 35-30 or so percent. If the adrenal gland metastasis shows up later, rather than at initial diagnosis, surgery and chemo can yield 45% 5 yr. Survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the survival rate for sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma after a partial nephrectomy. Encapsulated and clear margins
Good: The survival rate for renal cell carcinoma is determined by several factors, including the stage and grade. Although sarcomatoid is a more aggressive variant of the disease, most predictive programs do not factor this into estimates of survival. For a small tumor (< 4 cm), well encapsulated and completely removed the 5 year survival should be > 90%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis is leiomayosarcoma- uterine radical hysterical performed. cts 3mos later growths on lung and kidney obstruction am i metastic?
How many years does a doctor follow up after removal of a non cancerous meningiona brain tumor? I'm 64 . Thanks! meningioma brain tumor
Depending on grade: It depends on the pathology report and how well the tumor came out. If yours was who grade 1 (very benign) and the surgeon removed all with attached brain membrane, follow up scan up to a few years will be plenty. Please discuss with your surgeon and follow his instruction. ...Read more
Does lung cancer brain metastised tumors treated with the gamma knife extend survival if the tumors shrink and show no signs after a three month perio?
A good sign: The use of gamma knife to treat brain tumor suggests the brain lesion was a small? Was it only one lesion? Siezure, headache? Decadron (dexamethasone)? It is hard to tell about overall survival. It is encouraging to know that the tumor shrank after 3 months of treatment how much shrinking?I presume that you are talking about the lung lesions. Enjoy today, count your blessings, let tomorrow worry about itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Removal of liver metastases can sometimes be helpful for patients with colon cancer. A remarkable amount of cancer can be removed usually after there has been some response to chemotherapy. If surgery is not recommended alternatives such as radioembolization, chemoembolization, radiosurgery, or rfa or cryoablation may be considered. Get with an experienced team to determine the best course! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
If SIRT is done for liver mets , can this significantly prolong survival in metastic colon cancer pt?
What is the life expectancy for stage 4 colon cancer with small liver/lung mets , partial sbo, and plueral effusion -no more treatments and on hospice?
Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor.Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days.Which precautions/alternative can be taken?
Define your terms: Not clear what you mean by "precautions" or "alternatives." Precautions re XRT and chemo or for something else? The "alternative" to treatment is to do nothing; or to resort to traditional Indian medicine, which is the same as doing nothing, & don't let any well-meaning but ignorant laypeople or charlatans tell you different; unless all you're interested in is feeling better about dying. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: Most people recover very quickly after a wedge resection. ...Read more
Not usually....: For an average pituitary surgery, recovery is relatively short (i.e. Out of hospital in a few days, back to work within a couple of weeks). Recovery depends on many factors, however. Fortunately, surgery usually goes smoothly, but leakage of spinal fluid, excess bleeding, etc. Can cause some bumps along the way, and some patients have prolonged sinus issues or pituitary-related hormone problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not good: Stage 3b non-small-cell-lung cancer is a very heterogeneous group of patients and as such there is no unanimous hard data on survival, unlike the earlier stages. Some may benefit from chemo- and radiation therapy to shrink the tumor and be resected. My advice is to go to the most renowned lung cancer specialist that is available to you and hope for the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypopharyngeal carcinoma status post inoperable tumor there is cervical spine destruction.
How much the expected duration of survival؟
So sorry to see this: Chinchilla--very sorry to hear of your cancer status. It seems quite severe, as it is involving the bone already. I am not sure of your general health status and so it is tough to guess. You said it is inoperable, but is there chance of chemo and/or radiation? The type of cancer and chemo/rad status, and health status can influence survival. I suggest talking to your oncologist. Wishing you luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After completion of 6 cycles of chemo and mastectomy for early stage triple neg invasive carsinoma how to know there is no more cancer cells in body?
Surveillance: Congratulations on completing this therapy. It sounds at this point like you have no evidence of cancer, so the hope going forward is that you will continue to show no evidence of recurrent disease. You can expect to be evaluated by a combination of physical examinations as well as potentially some routine imaging though this will depend on stage specifics. Congratulations again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carcinoid refers to neuroendocrine tumors originating in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and appendix. They are usually indolent developing over many years. Aggressive, fast-growing forms such SCLC known as Oat Cell Ca of lung represents neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits rapid growth and early spread to distant sites. They are sensitive ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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