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Doctor insights on: Reticulation Nodularity Cancer Omentum

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What is the omentum cancer survival rate?

What is the omentum cancer survival rate?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hi I would like to ask if is having omentum germ cell cancer specifically means that its ovarian cancer? Besides having a mullerian anomaly.

Hi I would like to ask if is having omentum germ cell cancer specifically means that its ovarian cancer? Besides having a mullerian anomaly.

Ovarian cancer: Most likely it started in the ovary. Primary germ cell cancers of the omentum are even more rare than ovarian germ cell cancers. Hopefully, the gyn oncologist that did the surgery removed all visible tumor so only 3 cycles of chemo are needed. ...Read more

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Symptoms of nodular skin cancers?

Symptoms of nodular skin cancers?

Skin cancer: Nodular cancers can be pigmented or non pigmented. If pigmented- will need urgent attention as your doctor will need to rule out melanoma as they can be aggressive. Non pigmented still need to be seen as melanomas can be non pigmented in about 25% cases. Basal cell cancer and sq cell CA usually will resent with non healing lesions and then can ulcerate. See your doctor as they may be symptomless. ...Read more

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Just had mammogram and have a nodular density requiring further investigation. Can this be cancer?

Just had mammogram and have a nodular density requiring further investigation. Can this be cancer?

Yes,: But at least 80% of mammo recalls turn out to be nothing of concern, and of the remainder that might go to biopsy, 70-80% of those turn out benign. The odds are strongly in your favor. It is common (approx 10% of the time) to get called back for additional imaging due to a questionable abnormality on screening. ...Read more

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What the medical term of "nodular Breast" mean by Mammogram? Is it a risk for cancer?

What the medical term of "nodular Breast" mean by Mammogram? Is it a risk for cancer?

Not a good term: In a mammogram we are looking for a well defined Nodule (Mass) or cluster of calcifications. What this report says is that your breast image was not uniformly dark (normal). Breast images in younger women can be whiter (reported as dense breasts) but that is entirely normal as long as there is no mass detected. For dense breasts, Radiologist will often add a second imaging test like, Ultrasound orMRI ...Read more

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Is nodular density in chest X-ray beside nipple shadow it's usually represent cancer or there are other causes?

Is nodular density in chest X-ray beside nipple shadow it's usually represent cancer or there are other causes?

Chest xray nodule: Lung nodules can be caused by a variety of things - can be caused by infection, inflammation, cancer, non-cancerous growths. I would recommend a patient contact their doctor to see what recommended followup is for them. There are definitely possibilities other than cancer. ...Read more

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I am having dry cough for more than 2 months, extreme weakness and x ray showed fibrous nodular infiltrate. What I am suffering from TB or cancer?

I am having dry cough for more than 2 months, extreme weakness and x ray showed fibrous nodular infiltrate. What I am suffering from TB or cancer?

Unlikely to be: Cancer. and sounds like possible SARCOIDOSIS....rather than TB!!!
Get it checked out by your PCP who may wish to refer you to a PULMONOLOGIST for appropriate Pulmonary Function testing plus possible BIOPSY!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have had kidney cancer in the past. An MRI reported fattyliver, 6 months ago. A recent MRI reported 3 lesions, possible focal nodular hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

I have had kidney cancer in the past. An MRI reported fattyliver, 6 months ago. A recent MRI reported 3 lesions, possible focal nodular hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

Unclear: Focal nodular hyperplasia (fnh) is the 2nd most common benign liver tumor after hemangioma. Distinction between fnh and other liver lesions such as hypervascular metastases (given your history) is critical to ensure proper treatment! Mr imaging allows reliable distinction of fnh from other liver lesions in most cases. In addition the availability of prior MRI comparison exam is also very helpful. ...Read more

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Increase nodular density mammo shows benign. Repeat 6 month with ultrsound. I have dense breasts worried about breast cancer. What can I do?

Increase nodular density mammo shows benign. Repeat 6 month with ultrsound. I have dense breasts worried about breast cancer. What can I do?

Complete the workup: What is true:

mammogram was not completely normal (ncreased density). You need additional testing to try to determine the cause and significance of the finding.

If a new finding, first step would be spot mammograms and an ultrasound of the area, not waiting 6 months.

Mri may also be helpful, but a biopsy may eventually be necessary to look at the cells under a microscope and make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had egd shows localized nodular mucosa duodenal bulb and hyperemic gastric body. I also have an adrenal tumor on right side. Is this cancer?

I had egd shows localized nodular mucosa duodenal bulb and hyperemic gastric body. I also have an adrenal tumor on right side. Is this cancer?

Your doctorsknow mor: It is best to ask your doctor to explain your situation. The egd findings appear unimpressive to me unless you have some symptoms of gastritis.
Your adrenal tumor needs better definition in terms of its size. It is quite common to find small nodules in the adrenals which are mostly benign unless they are bigger than 2-3 cm in size and or you have any symptoms due to hormonal excess. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a skin tag on neck. It is red and irritated. Should I be concerned it is a nodular melanoma? Does skin cancer appear overnite?

I have what looks like a skin tag on neck. It is red and irritated. Should I be concerned it is a nodular melanoma? Does skin cancer appear overnite?

Skin tags: skin tags don't occur over night, nor do cancers.
See a dermatologist to evaluate your skin tag and have it removed.
Good luck from NYC. ...Read more

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The result of my chest xray shows a suspicious nodular density overlying the left first anterior rib. Another nodular opacity is seen overlying the left 9th posterior rib is this means that my breast cancer already metastisis in my lungs? Do I have to und

The result of my chest xray shows a suspicious nodular density overlying the left first anterior rib. Another nodular opacity is seen overlying the left 9th posterior rib is this means that my breast cancer already metastisis in my lungs? Do I have to und

Advice: It sounds like you have a complex medical history and a potentially complicated situation. The best advise I can give is to ask the doctor who ordered the x-ray to explain it to you and refer you to the appropriate caregiver. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Omental cancer following ovarian ca 7yrs ago w/o chemo or radiation?

Omental cancer following ovarian ca 7yrs ago w/o chemo or radiation?

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

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Ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --what is prognosis?

Ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --what is prognosis?

Probably not great.: This seems like advanced disease that is relatively widespread. This would likely be treated with chemotherapy, like Paclitaxel and cisplatin. In cycles. This has been shown to have a 5 year survival of up to 20%. ...Read more

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What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

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

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If I have ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum, what is my prognosis?

If I have ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum, what is my prognosis?

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

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Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer, metastisized to rib, omentom, lymph nodes, spine and heart lining...How much time?

Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer, metastisized to rib, omentom, lymph nodes, spine and heart lining...How much time?

Not much: Few weeks, couple of months at the most. Get her in hospice and finalize her stuff - will, papers, goodbyes to family and loved ones etc. Sorry and good luck! ...Read more

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Can cancer be cured?

Can cancer be cured?

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 more

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Can cancer be curred?

Can cancer be curred?

Many are cured: Over decades advancements in surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy have led to curing more patients. However the is by destroying already formed cancer. Some cancer there has been little progress while others have had leaps and bounds. The best policy is doing everything to prevent cancer or early detection. ...Read more

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How is cancer caused?

How is cancer caused?

Genetic mutations: All cancers result from the accumulation of genetic mutations. The genes have a natural tendency to mutate, making life as we know it possible, and there's background radiation and chemicals that are part of nature and inescapable. Specific cancers have various hereditary (inherit a bad gene) and environmental (mutagen) causes; anything can promote by making mutated cells divide. ...Read more

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Can you outgrow cancer?

Can you outgrow cancer?

Very very rarely!: A cancer in children, neuroblastoma, may occasionally regress on its own, otherwise one cannot "outgrow" cancer. ...Read more

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When is cancer terminal?

Very broad subject..: There is no "simple" answer. There are ever evolving treatments for cancer. One would consider cancer to be terminal when there are no treatment options that remain due to recurrence, extensive metastasis to other organs, or lack of responsiveness to the existing options. Hope & belief are important aspects of a cure - the term terminal tends to diminish them and should be used with caution. ...Read more

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How is cancer diagnosed?

How is cancer diagnosed?

: Either by some symptom (something unusual you feel or notice about yourself - i.e. Pain) or sign (something your doctor notices during an evaluation - i.e. Tenderness on exam) or through a screening test. We currently have approved screeing tests for cervical, breast, colon/rectal, and prostate cancers. ...Read more

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Wii cafine cause cancer?

Wii cafine cause cancer?

Actually can be good: Caffeine use in moderation actually has good health benefits such as lowering risk of diabetes among others. Caffeine is also used for treatment of headaches, often in combo with other meds. Coffee (most common source of caffeine) is actually a good thing, but the condiments such as sugar/cream/flavoring are not. So, modest black coffee consumption may boost your health. Stay healhthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is cancer so common?

Why is cancer so common?

Longer lives: If you control for the fact that we're living longer, smoking more (lung cancer) and women aren't always pregnantor nursing (breast cancer), cancer is no more common nowadays than it ever was. Cancer results from accumulation of genetic mutations over time. We're also diagnosing it more often; in the old days, people "just died", especially children. It's not due to modern times. ...Read more