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Soft Tissue Sarcoma With Metastasis To Lung
Low but not zero: Stage ii colon cancer means no lymph node involvement by definition, but inadequate lymph node sampling (surgical resection) may "understage" the cancer, so make sure enough ln were taken -minimum of 12! even with appropriate surgery, mets may still occur, although very unusual, so discuss with your treating docs. A pet/ct may give some reassurance so ask if this can be done.See 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
Mom had breast cancer in 2006 & in 2009 metastasis to lung, brain&eye happened. On 2012 tumor spread to bones and liver. Now she can't move easily&tired?
Fatigue: I would suggest getting in touch with a palliative care specialist. Your mom may benefit from optimizing her medications and improving her symptom and pain control. They can also help give advice for your social situation in helping taking care of her. She may benefit from inpatient or outpatient hospice.
It depends...: You need to know the size and grade of your sarcoma or what was the name given to it. The prognosis is good for smaller tumors (less than 5cm) and for low/intermediate grade sarcoma. But if it was over 5 cm and high grade then there is substantial risk for relapse; so close surveillance is advised.See 1 more doctor answer
Which one?: A soft tissue sarcoma is a cancer of the soft tissues (like muscle or tendon or other soft tissue) an ultrasound is an imaging test using ultrasound waves to look into your body, seeing through the soft tissues, and seeing the edges of bones. Your doctor is evaluating a bump you or they are feeling. An MRI might come next.
Variable: Most patients with soft tissue sarcomas can be cured and have a normal life span. Even in cases where sarcoma had spread, cure can sometimes be achieved. In cases where it cannot be cured, patients may live from weeks to years. It depends on the sarcoma type and the patient. Nobody can predict survival of any one patient. We only know statistics for large groups.See 1 more doctor answer
How curable is a soft tissue sarcoma of the calf? Expected disease free life expectancy and treatment options?
Surgery +/- RT: Most soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities are treated with surgery to completely remove the cancer ("negative" margins) then possibly also post-surgery radiation therapy or rt. Prognosis, and the need for rt, depends on the tumor type and grade, or how aggressively it is growing under the microscope.
Very hard...: To describe. Some are fibrous sarcomas and some are fatty liposaromas. Generally are hard, firm, gritty, gray-yellow rounded densities. Can infiltrate other tissues or can push other normal tissues away. Feels and looks differently than surrounding normal tissues.See 1 more doctor answer
Painless mass: Most soft tissue sarcomas are painless masses. Usually, they will grow in size. Some subtypes, like synovial sarcoma, can be painful. Other reason for pain is compression or invasion of nerves and blood vessels. Most painless masses will turn out to be lipomas, which are benign, but a sarcoma has to be ruled out. To sum it up, a painless mass is a sarcoma until proven otherwise.See 1 more doctor answer
Surgery +radiate: The main therapy for soft tissue sarcoma is complete surgical resection with negative (i.e. Clean) surgical margins. Depending on the type and grade of sarcoma, radiation therapy after surgery may also be indicated. Chemotherapy is generally only given if the sarcoma has spread to distant sites.See 1 more doctor answer
Surgery +/-radiation: In general sarcomas are treated with surgical removal with negative margins which means that the tumor doesn't go up to the edge of the specimen in any area. Depending on the sarcoma type, surgical results, and sarcoma grade, radiation therapy after the surgery may be given. Chemotherapy is reserved for advanced cases.See 1 more doctor answer
Supportive tissue: Sarcomas are non epithelial tumors arising in every part of the body. They arise in muscle, and subcutaneous tissue as well as retroperitoneum. Tissue of origin is fat, muscle, fibrous supportive tissue, nerve, blood vessel and other structures. In viscera they come from the muscle tissue of the stomach, uterus and blood vessels and classified as leiomyosarcoma.See 1 more doctor answer
Sarcoma specialist: Per NCCN guidelines, patients should be diagnosed and managed at a multidisciplinary sarcoma center when possible. Type of sarcoma is critical. If tumor is localized, surgery and radiation are recommended with chemotherapy generally for patients for patients with intermediate or high grade tumors larger than 5 cm. Chemotherapy is the mainstay of therapy for patients whose tumors have spread.See 2 more doctor answers
3 irregular lobular mass with slight subcutaneous edema above massconcern for soft tissue sarcoma. Possibly synovial cell. What exactly does this mean?
By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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