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Symptoms Of Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma
Which Chemo drugs for gastric cancer stage iiB with signet ring cell (SRC) after surgery is/are better with less side effect and easier to purchase?
Several useful drugs: You should be consulting your oncologist to explain what your cancer means in terms of its prognosis and what options of treatment he/she offers you. We have 4- chemo drugs that can be used. The one commonly used is Cisplatin often in combination with either 5-FU or Capecitabine(Xeloda). But there are several variations of chemo which have been tested and found useful. ...Read more
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
Several things.: In this sentence metastatic most likely means the disease has spread to other organs such as liver, lung, etc. And would be considered stage 4; alternatively it could mean spread to lymph nodes only and would represent stage 3 disease. Signet ring is a description of what the cell looks like. Adenocarcinoma is the type of tumor and can arise from the GI tract, prostate, lung, breast or stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows: Cancer is staged when it is discovered. You may have a cure. Or there may be cells hiding elsewhere, as in the liver, that will grow into metastases in a month, or five years from now. "stage" is a most-optimistic-possible-scenario assigned by the physician to guide treatment. I wish you luck and appreciate your proactive approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father has a small tumor (signet ring cell) a little above the GE. He has gone through NA Chemo Radiation. What care shld we take b4 surgery?
If a large fungating signet ring cell mass is discovered in the gastric antrum blocking the pyloric canal in a 24-year-old female. Stage IV with metastasis to omentum. Was it was there 1 year earlier?
Signet cell cancer: Stomach cancer with signet ring cell features on pathology is an aggressive and fast growing cancer which by virtue of omental/mesenteric or peritoneal involvement becomes stage 4 disease. I think this tumor probably grew in few months and not more than a year. Without treatment most patients only survive few months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Basal cell: This little cancer is made of cells that closely resemble the basal (bottom) layer of the stack of cells that make up your epidermis, the outer part of your skin. They begin as tiny bumps or ulcers, often with rolled borders and easy-to-see vessels. They seldom spread, but left untreated they'll eventually slowly destroy your face / invade your brain. Good luck with the excision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basal cell cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is a common skin cancer. Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight is the most important risk factor. Can manifest as as a pink or flesh-colored papule- slightly scaly papule or plaque. Ulceration is common. This is a locally inavisve cancer and diagnosed usualy at early stage- thus it is highly curable- with surgical resection. ...Read more
Why do some websites say a symptom of pancreatic cancer is lumpy fatty tissue? Is this referring to panniculitis caused by acinar cell carcinoma?
See below: Ms. Amanda: Unfortunately there are no good tests for screening for pancreatic cancer. Lipase is not reliable and lumpy fat is a quack thing. You may consult this site for info on this topic: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-detection For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Why is a symptom of pancreatic cancer sometimes listed as "uneven texture of fatty tissue"? Does this mean panniculitis from acinar cell carcinoma?
Not common: The origin of pancreatic cancer is within the ductal Some people with pancreatic cancer develop an uneven texture of the fatty tissue underneath the skin. This is caused by the release of the pancreatic enzymes that digest fat. Tumor eventually obstructs the duct completely to prevent digestive enzymes from being secreted resulting in steatorrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 59yr dad diagnosis w ventral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. E.N.T dr to schedule symptoms for next week is it a good plan to have an oncologist assist with sx?
ENT surgeons and onc: An ENT doctor can do the surgery for cancer of the tongue. But you need to engage a medical oncologist prior to surgery and seek his/her input about the need for chemotherapy prior to surgery. The best plans for cancer treatment require a team of surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, all working together and plan treatment together and not one at a time. ...Read more
I had nephrectomy in feb. After that i was diagnosed as metastatic renal cell carcinoma (lung cancer). But i don't have any symptoms as doc said.Why?
Congratulations: Renal cell carcinoma is notoriously capricious and unpredictable. It's common for a lung metastasis to vanish or stay stable for many years, especially after removal fo the primary tumor. I'm going to assume the diagnosis is accurate. Cherish being alive and be thankful for whatever time you have left -- fill it with love and good things. ...Read more
Hematuria,pain,mass.: This cancer presents with a classic triad of hematuria, flank pain, and a flank mass, but in only about 10-20% of patients. The most common individual symptoms are hematuria (40%), flank pain (40%), palpable mass (33%), and weight loss (33%). Symptoms like erythrocytosis (3%), hypercalcemia (5%), and non-metastatic hepatic dysfunction (15%) can also occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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