Doctor insights on: Spindle cell sarcoma in the lungs kidneys liver and stomach

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How fast does a spindle cell sarcoma grow?

How fast does a spindle cell sarcoma grow?

Lots of variety.: The term "spindle cell" sarcoma is a generic descriptive term that doesn't really give enough information. It would be like asking, "i saw a convertible, how fast can it go? " additional testing often reveals exactly what kind of sarcoma, and then once you know that, you can more accurately discuss the prognosis and the treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Help please! Is chemotherapy effective on high grade spindle cell sarcoma?

Help please! Is chemotherapy effective on high grade spindle cell sarcoma?

Yes it often is: Spindle cell cancers are often called sarcomas. They can arise either in the soft tissues or in the bones. Ask your doctor what is the name of your cancer? If it is a sarcoma, chemotherapy is useful in about half of the cases, often it is used in conjunction with surgery and radiotherapy. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is chemotherapy effective on high grade spindle cell sarcoma?

I wanted to know is chemotherapy effective on high grade spindle cell sarcoma?

Some help: High grade spindle cell sarcomas are aggressive and every effort to remove the primary, control the surgical site if larger than 10 cm with RT should be made. If metastatic foci are noted surgical resection can also benefit as seen with lung mets. Primary treatment with drugs like Ifosfamide and platinum may help but primary removal is most important ...Read more

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Sharp pains in chest, shoulder blade, upper/lower abdomen, middle/lower back and kidney areas. Deep breathes and laying down made it worse.

Sharp pains in chest, shoulder blade, upper/lower abdomen, middle/lower back and kidney areas. Deep breathes and laying down made it worse.

Exam Time: Your symptoms are diffuse and could reflect several different processes. You should see a medical practitioner to sort them out. You might have a lung issue, like a partially collapsed lung, a kidney problem, other abdominal problems like ulcer, appendicitis or colon irritation, and/or muscle strains. This is a good time to see a health professional. ...Read more

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From last 1.5 months, pain on right side of chest till back, ultrasound whole abdomen diagone kidney stone 5mm & chest xray normal, I do gyming?

From last 1.5 months, pain on right side of chest till back, ultrasound whole abdomen diagone kidney stone 5mm & chest xray normal, I do gyming?

See answer: If kidney stone is in your right kidney and if question is whether kidney stone is the cause of your described pain, the answer is "possibly" if no other valid cause of your pain has been established. That said, a 5 mm renal stone in a young adult has the potential to cause problems at some point, and certainly not unreasonable to recommend eswl treatment regardless of whether it is symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in abdomen and back around my kidneys chest pain in left side can you help me?

I have severe pain in abdomen and back around my kidneys chest pain in left side can you help me?

Pain:abdomen/chest: Much more information is needed. Your abdominal pain cold have one of a lwegion of causes. Chest pain may be due to a number of causes as well. A doctor visitis needed. If the symptoms become acute, if there is anyshortness of breath or dizziness, an emergency room visit is appropriate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe pain in abdomen and back around my kidneys chest pain in left side can you help me?

What to do if I have severe pain in abdomen and back around my kidneys chest pain in left side can you help me?

Pain:abdomen/chest: Much more information is needed. Your abdominal pain cold have one of a lwegion of causes. Chest pain may be due to a number of causes as well. A doctor visitis needed. If the symptoms become acute, if there is anyshortness of breath or dizziness, an emergency room visit is appropriate. ...Read more

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I have pain in my abdomen, left of chest & lower back, tender in bladder area, I can't sleep and sweat a little when I do and lips are cracking a little

I have pain in my abdomen, left of chest & lower back, tender in bladder area, I can't sleep and sweat a little when I do and lips are cracking a little

See a doctor: Sounds like you may have a UTI and be quite ill, but cannot diagnose over internet. You should definitely be seen and diagnosed reasonably quickly. Go now. ...Read more

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I have excruciating pain in my middle to lower back. And when I take a breath I get this horrible pain in my abdomen and chest. Do you know what it is?

I have excruciating pain in my middle to lower back. And when I take a breath I get this horrible pain in my abdomen and chest. Do you know what it is?

Chest pains: Regardless the cause, could be only muscle pain or anxiety. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you treat a wide spread fungal infection that as infected a large area of the skin including scalp, neck, chest, abdomen, lower back and groin?

How do you treat a wide spread fungal infection that as infected a large area of the skin including scalp, neck, chest, abdomen, lower back and groin?

First diagnosis: Health Tap clearly states that we do not treat or offer treatment advice. Your situation is extremely unusual and I would not trust anyone willing to give you medical advice without a thorough exam and significant blood testing. Then if this really is just a fungus then the professional diagnosing this twill know what to do. ...Read more

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My chest, under the ribs, and abdomen/lower back feel like they are expanding. It is worse when I drink beer. Many muscles also ache in legs and arms.

My chest, under the ribs, and abdomen/lower back feel like they are expanding. It is worse when I drink beer. Many muscles also ache in legs and arms.

Get examined.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Have a UTI on antibiotic and now pain in lower abdomen is constant, can't sleep, leg pain, chest pain, lower back pain, and headache. Help?

Have a UTI on antibiotic and now pain in lower abdomen is constant, can't sleep, leg pain, chest pain, lower back pain, and headache. Help?

Can't say.: Too many things reported by you to know what is going on.

This could be from the infections, and /or from the antibiotic. If it persists another day or 2, go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain I all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain I all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Here are some. ..: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more

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I had synovial sarcoma can it spread to your ovaries I have already had surgery and chemo. But they only scan my lungs to see if it has spread every 4 months. I have pain in my left and right abdominal area have to pee all the time. Bloated. I have had a

Given: Given your medical history, the most reasonable thing to do would be to consult your oncologist about your symptoms so that you can have a complete evaluation. With a complicated past medical history, that is the best course to take. ...Read more

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Positive for hpv. Told I had unusual shaped cells. Getting a coloscopy. Having fatigue and lower back, leg, abdomen aches. Should I be worried?

Positive for hpv. Told I had unusual shaped cells. Getting a coloscopy. Having fatigue and lower back, leg, abdomen aches. Should I be worried?

Why we do Paps: This is the very reason you have pap smears. First, you do not have cancer. You have the potential to get cancer and the doctor is going to do something about this with the colposcopy. You must get the hpv vaccine asap, even if you have already been infected with hpv. You must and I mean must get this vaccine. So should your partner or any other person you are sexual with. ...Read more

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Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast?

Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast?

This sounds like: Radiology calling. It should be the radiologist deciding, but the contrast tends to identify vessels, and some tumors "flush" with contrast. The contrast is iodine based. One wants to see vessels in venous phase in a kidney tumor, and looking for metastasis to liver and lung. I vote for contrast. ...Read more

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I have spots on my stomach please help? Could it be liver or kidney problems?

I have spots on my stomach please help? Could it be liver or kidney problems?

What kind of spots?: Spots may mean many things for many people. We need some description of what the spot look like. We would be interested to know the size, the color, the border, whether it is itching or not. The location and the number of spots. I can list the condition that can be reason to have spots. However, I would like to tell you that you need to be concerned if the spot is changing in color & size. ...Read more

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A friend has a tumor in their lung, their kidney, and their liver. How can I help them?

A friend has a tumor in their lung, their kidney, and their liver. How can I help them?

Being supportive: Spend as much time as u can with friend or as much time as your friend would like u there. Temp with favorite foods. Let friend cry if need be ; cry with him/her. Remember happy times together. Above all let friend know you are there for them, agree should they say how sad or unfair it is. You ; friend know that the end isn't far away ; there is no pont in denying it unless friend wishes to. ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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