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Doctor insights on: Soft Tissue Sarcoma With Metastasis To Lung

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Chances of metastasis to lung of stage II colon cancer?

Chances of metastasis to lung of stage II colon cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


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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?

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. ...Read more

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Soft tissue sarcoma - what to expect once diagnosed?

Soft tissue sarcoma - what to expect once diagnosed?

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. ...Read more

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What are some soft tissue sarcoma treatments?

Surgery primary: Primary treatment of sarcoma is surgery, sometimes accompanied by radiation therapy or less often chemotherapy. New treatments being evaluated. ...Read more

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How does a soft tissue sarcoma appear on an xray?

MRI is much better: Usually you can only see soft tissue fullness. In some subtypes, like synovial sarcoma, you may see soft tissue calcification or white specks. An MRI with and without contrast is the best modality to look at a soft tissue sarcoma. ...Read more

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I have to go for an ultrasound to scan for soft tissue sarcoma, what is this?

I have to go for an ultrasound to scan for soft tissue sarcoma, what is this?

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. ...Read more

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What's the survval time for soft tissue sarcoma cancer patients?

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. ...Read more

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What does a soft tissue sarcoma look like?

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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for soft tissue sarcoma?

What are the tests for soft tissue sarcoma?

Biopsy, scans: Typical tests include a biopsy for establishing the diagnosis and blood work. Scans such as ct scans or MRI scans are also performed. ...Read more

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Sarcoma (Definition)

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


Tissue (Definition)

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