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What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

What is stage ivb adenocarcinoma?

Advanced cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a certain type of cancer. It can occur anywhere in the body, but the common ones are colon, lung, and breast cancer. Stage ivb is an advanced stage of cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Riley Alexander
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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more


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I have stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lungs. I have had 7 chemo tx. I am more symptomatic at this point. What would you suggest for next treatment?

I have stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lungs. I have had 7 chemo tx. I am more symptomatic at this point. What would you suggest for next treatment?

Can't answer, dear: Seven treatments of the same or different chemos? Has it worked? Are you felling worse because of the chemo or the cancer? More symptomatic like how? Talk openly to your oncologist about your concerns, he/she can answer your questions best. I'm very sort you are not doing well and hope you feel better soon. God bless. ...Read more

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My father in law is refusing any kind of treatment for his stage 3a adenocarcinoma . he continues to smoke. what is his life expectancy if he continue?

Much shorter: but his chances for survival with this cancer, particularly with refusing any treatment, is already low. Hard to say that it will be much lower with continued smoking. While I would not stop efforts to convince him that he is better off without it, he may feel that there is little chance of survival anyway, and that he may as well smoke. However, new therapies CAN prolong life significantly. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy cure a stage 4 adenocarcinoma in the lung?

Can radiation therapy cure a stage 4 adenocarcinoma in the lung?

Probably not: Most stage 4 have many sites of spread and can not be cured by radiation. However there are a few cases of limited stage 4 such as a single metastasis to the brain or liver in which a low percentage of patients could be cured. ...Read more

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My mom just got back her preliminary results from her biopsy which was taken from her adrenal gland. They have said that she has stage 4 adenocarcinoma that originated in her lungs. They have said that she has "spots" in lots of places in her body inclu

My mom just got back her preliminary results from her biopsy which was taken from her adrenal gland.  They have said that she has stage 4 adenocarcinoma that originated in her lungs.  They have said that she has "spots" in lots of places in her body inclu

Sorry about Mom: Get two pathologists to sign off on the diagnosis. Your mother needs to make an informed decision whether to pursue chemotherapy / radiation or to opt for comfort measures only. Cherish all the time that the two of you have together. It may be several years, or she may go in a few more days. I am glad you are there for her. ...Read more

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Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.

Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.

Be hopeful and seek: Seek treatment as some cancers can respond to treatment quite well and the medicines(Chemotherapy) can extend life for months to occasionally for years. Find a good medical oncologist and seek his/her advice. Let us know where(/city) do you reside? ...Read more

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What is life expectancy of 49 yr old male with stage IV adenocarcinoma of lung? Receive chemo/avastin radiation last CT showed significant progression

What is life expectancy of 49 yr old male with stage IV adenocarcinoma of lung? Receive chemo/avastin radiation last CT showed significant progression

Hard to say: Predicting how long someone will live with stage IV lung cancer is always difficult. You said that your disease had progressed. I assume that is on a pet/ct scan. It would depend on how much it's progressed. Unfortunately it may be as little as 8 mos. Or less. It depends on any underlying conditions conditions such as copd. I would strongly advise you to discuss this with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What is stage 4 metastatic adenocarcinoma? How is it treated?

Metastatic tumor: The treatment of metastatic adenocarcinoma depends on the nature of the primary, the site of metastasis and the degree of metastatic tumor. Pancreatic Ca with one lesion in the liver is unresectable and treated by chemo such as Gemzar (gemcitabine) Abraxane. Colon Ca with one lesion to liver is resected. When any met is unresectable chemo is always used alone or in combination with RT. ...Read more