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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?

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

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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


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What does "metastatic signet ring cell adenocarcinoma" mean?

What does "metastatic signet ring cell adenocarcinoma" mean?

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 more

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How long does it take for a stage 1 gastric signet ring cell tumor to grow into a stage 4?

How long does it take for a stage 1 gastric signet ring cell tumor to grow into a stage 4?

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 more

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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?

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?

Make sure it has not: Check and make sure the tumor has not spread elsewhere before surgery is carried out. Surgery is only useful if the tumor is localized to one area and can be completely removed, leaving no visible or micscroscopic cancer cells behind. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma?

See below: Basal cell carcinomas usually occur in sun exposed areas and present as a nodule or non-healing ulcer. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/basal-cell-carcinoma/ds00925. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma? Why is called basil cell anyway?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of basel cell carcinoma?

What are the symptoms of basel cell carcinoma?

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

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What are symptoms of a basal cell carcinoma?

What are symptoms of a basal cell carcinoma?

Appear as blister : Appear as clear pain less blister with gelatinous material inside, breaks becomes ulcer breaks and very slowly erodes adjacent structures with out spreading. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of basal cell carcinoma?

What are the symptoms of basal cell carcinoma?

Symptoms: There are few symptoms of a basal cell carcinoma. Occasionally they may bleed but usually the hallmark of a basal cell carcinoma is a skin lesion with raisd pearly borders and ulceration or a sore area in the center. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of basal cell carcinoma?

Mostly none: Sometimes they show up as spots that don't heal, but the vast majority of basal cell cancers are asymptomatic bumps that enlarge slowly over time. ...Read more

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Why do some websites say a symptom of pancreatic cancer is lumpy fatty tissue? Is this referring to panniculitis caused by acinar cell carcinoma?

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

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Why is a symptom of pancreatic cancer sometimes listed as "uneven texture of fatty tissue"? Does this mean panniculitis from acinar cell carcinoma?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What are the symptoms of merkel cell cancer?

What are the symptoms of merkel cell cancer?

Painless skinnodule: Rare lethal skin cancer, rapidly spreads appear as painless fleshy skin nodule, in elderly, and in immuno suppressed individuals, arises from neuro endocrine cells of skin, resemble small cell cancers of lung by microscope.. ...Read more

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I had pre cancer cells removed last year now I am having same symptoms could it have returned?

I had pre cancer cells removed last year now I am having same symptoms could it have returned?

Need more info: Pre-cancerous lesions usually do not cause symptoms. What pre cancer cells did you have removed and from where? What are the symptoms? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of renal cell cancer?

What are the symptoms of renal cell cancer?

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 more

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