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Stages Of Carcinoma
My aunt had ia stage endometrial carcinoma but her cancer was metastatic after surgery? Any suggestions to treat it now? Great appreciate.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the survival rate for stage 3 invasive lobular carcinoma? Possibly has been there for 3-4 years undetected.
5 year: survival rate is approximately 70%.Get a more detailed answer ›
Differentiated: The pathology report will desribe well, moderate or poorly differentiated. Well differentiated is less advanced. It will also describe depth on invasion and whether nerves are involved. An evaluation of lymph nodes is done to confirm squamous cell is localized to skin. In advanced cases it will have spread requiring surgery followed by radiation, and possible chemotherapy. ...Read more
Poor: Unfortunately even with chemo, stage IV renal cell has a short survival time. Some reasonably good chemo agents are coming available but present therapies may work for a while, then quit working. ...Read more
Varies: Even within stage 4, there are varying severities of disease. Survival can occasionally go beyond five years though most people will succumb in two or less years. ...Read more
It depends: I know that's what we always say. But stage 4 renal cancer prognosis depends on many factors. Someone who is very ill with an elevated ldh, elevated calcium, and anemia has months to a year. Someone who responded to immunotherapy and has normal labs may have several years or more. Your doctor knows, and if he/she is not saying, ask. And say you want the truth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: How long has it been since your tumor was removed? 5 year survival for stage 3 tumor would be 67%. Grade of the tumor is also a factor. At 5 years, 93% of recurrences which will occur have occurred. Your oncologist will suggest the appropriate surveillance strategy. Best of luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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- Stages of hepatocellular carcinoma
- Invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2a
- Stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma
- Invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2
- Invasive ductal carcinoma stage 3
- Renal cell carcinoma (7mm)
- What are the end stage symptoms of liver carcinoma?
- Stage 1 renal cell carcinoma furmans 2
- Stage 1 renal cell carcinoma