Top
10
Doctor insights on: Stages Of Carcinoma

Share
1

1
My aunt had ia stage endometrial carcinoma but her cancer was metastatic after surgery? Any suggestions to treat it now? Great appreciate.

My aunt had ia stage endometrial carcinoma but her cancer was metastatic after surgery? Any suggestions to treat it now? Great appreciate.

Endometrial cancer: Her metastatic cancer treatments include additional surgery, radiation and medical chemo-therapy. Her surgical and/or medical oncologists (cancer specialists) will be able to give you specific recommendations. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,214 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


2

2
Can a 35mm tonsil tumor be removed by surgery or it must be treated by radiotherapy? What will be the best therapy for stage 1 carcinoma of tonsil?

Can a 35mm tonsil tumor be removed by surgery or it must be treated by radiotherapy? What will be the best therapy for stage 1 carcinoma of tonsil?

Both: Tonsillar cancer has commonly been treated with radiation therapy with concurrent chemotherapy with great efficacy. More recently a robotic surgical resection of the tonsil has been done; however, many of these cases still require radiation therapy after surgery due to high risk pathologic features. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What's the definition of stage 4 of carcinoma?

What's the definition of stage 4 of carcinoma?

In most cancers: It means that the disease has spread distant from its original source (metastases). There are exceptions, though. ...Read more

4

4
If someone you know is diagnosed with stage 4 undiffirentiated carcinoma, is it time to start final planning?

If someone you know is diagnosed with stage 4 undiffirentiated carcinoma, is it time to start final planning?

Possibly: If depends on what treatments have been tried and how the cancer responded. If also depends on the type of cancer, where it's located, and how healthy the person is overall. In the long run, stage 4 cancers aren't curable. However, I have patients alive more than 10 years with stage 4 cancer. If the cancer is in the liver, lungs, or brain, and is not responding to treatment, it is time. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What is the life expectancy rate of a person diagnosed with stage 4 undifferentiated carcinoma? Pretty bad?

What is the life expectancy rate of a person diagnosed with stage 4 undifferentiated carcinoma?  Pretty bad?

D/W your oncologist: It will depend on the type of cancer, biology of cancer and the overall condition of the patient. Undifferentated carcinoma is just description of the cancer cells under microscope- compared to the normal cells, and not telling you anything else otherwise. In majority cases- stage 4 eventhough is treatable ( providing overall patient's condition is not bad) , however it is an incurable disease. ...Read more

6

6
Stage 1 myoepithelial carcinoma. Should an individual get radiation if it is only stage 1/low grade?

Stage 1 myoepithelial carcinoma.  Should an individual get radiation if it is only stage 1/low grade?

Possibly: In a study of 33 cases of benign or low-grade cytology 6 recurred locally and none metastasized. No clinical or histologic features correlated with recurrence. Among 31 cytologically malignant cases 13 recurred locally and 10 metastasized Pathology and not stage should define need for local RT which probably needed for most Stage 1 lesions. ...Read more

7

7
What characterizes early stage squamous cell carcinoma?

Nothing: Even in the lung, squamous cell carcinomas are usually silent until they have become large enough to cause coughing up of blood -- one of the common ways in which it announces itself. On the skin, of course, a growing mass with a rough surface is (depending on how it looks) likely to be a squamous skin cancer; these are usually easy to cure. Good luck. ...Read more

8

8
What are chances of stage 1 papillary carcinoma thyroid cancer coming back if I don't do radioactive iodine, but had surgery to remove entire thyroid?

Well...: The cancer can in the long run spread... And after Radioactive Iodine treatment the cure is almost 100%. Also there are two tests that determine the need: A total body I.131 scan and Thyroglobulin levels in the blood. Is any of these are positive it is imperative that you get radioactive Iodine treatment. Actually it is not a torturous treatment... ...Read more

9

9
What is the rate of survival for stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma?

What is the rate of survival for stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma?

More than 50%: This is a hard question. Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer. It depends on whether it's stage3a, b or c, and the time of survival. At 5 years after diagnosis, 50-60% of women with stage 3 breast cancer are alive. Other factors are age, receptor status of the tumor, number of lymph nodes involved, and treatment. Remember that survival is improving all the time! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer