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The Fibriods Truned Into Cancer
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
Advanced adenoma at the splenic flure region and the distal transverse was removed and retrieved.Is this pre-cancerous?
Adenoma: Only the pathologist can tell you this. Get the path report and then lets do 2nd opinion. ...Read more
In MRI: found head pancreatic cyst developing a fistula running in ventral direction into the mesentery of the Colon transversum, meaning? & reasons?
Ask your doctor: I assume that you have a doctor who ordered the MRI for you. He/she is expected to address your questions and concerns. So tell us what you know and what more you want to know?. A cyst in the Pancreas can develop without any obvious reasons(why do people become ill?). It is just like any ailments that can devlop for no obvious reasons. If it is causing you any local symptoms, you may need an opera ...Read more
During many intensive cancer surgeries, can cancer likely travel through veins and/arteries to different parts of the body?
Yes and No: Yes cancer cells do get into the blood vessels either spontaneously or during surgical manipulations, yet they rarely survive their trip in the circulation and are eliminated by the immune system or fail to establish any colonies under normal conditions. So surgery is generally considered safe from this theoretical point of view. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diverticulosis attack treated with antibotics can arrest further devlopment? Colon scan indicates two pouches locatedi n the lower colon near rectum
Diverticulitis?: I'll assume you are asking about the role of antibiotics in diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is the presence of outpouches in the colon wall. It presents with bleeding. Diverticulitis is infection of one of those areas, it will present variably with pain, fever, diarrhea, nausea, inability to defecate, and even sepsis. Diverticulitis is treated with antibiotics, but additional therapy may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.
I'm 19 and they found 2 inflammatory polyps, .59 cm hyperplastic polyp, and rectal juvenile polyp in my colon. What's the risk of future colon cancer?
Genetics consult: 19 yo woman PMH sig for iron deficiency anemia with colonic polyps found on virtual colonoscopy. You need a referral for a standard colonoscopy where the polyps will be removed and examined pathologically. With your history, you may have Inflammatory Bowel Disease and or some type of familial polyposis which may give you a higher risk in future but your expert GI doc will always watch out for you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Erosion of the floor of the anterior cranial fossa and crista galli. What does that mean? Have metastasis to brain and lungs from renal cancer
Is an advanced adenomas villious semi sessile 14 mm polyp in rectum another way of saying its cancer in situ?
If stomach cancer has invaded the fibroadipose tissue under the pancreas, can it be cured? Presuming that the cancer hasn't spread to distant organs.
Potentially curable: Aggressive locally advance stomach (gastric) cancers that erode into nearby organs can potentially be cured with aggressive surgery and chemoradiation therapy. The staging workup with PET-CT scan must be performed along with high-definition scans of abdomen with CT or MRI. The procedure may end up being like a Whipple surgery. The surgical oncologist is the doctor that will make the decision. ...Read more
What % of colon polyps removed come back as being pre-cancerous? My brother has colon cancer, my moms polyps were pre-cancerous. My odds of having?
Colon polyps : There are genetic tests for all varieties of family colon cancers. You may never have another problem, but you need to find out your relatives' type and get tested by a blood test. Look up other sources of familial colon cancer to do research to understand it better. Do not do nothing..Good luck to all of you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All the men/boys who are hosts of thehpv virus spread it unknowingly leaving womento develop ciniii orcervical cancer. No way to targethpv in men?
Round up the kids: The Gardasil vaccine is for both boys and girls, so it is up to each family to round up the kids and take them to the doctor for shots and annual check-ups. The way to prevent infection (and future transmission) of the 2 "bad" strains of cancer-causing hpv, and the 2 strains that are the main cause of genital warts, is to vaccinate kids in middle school or high school (definitely before college). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: We need a little more information to answer this. Are you referring to nodules outside the organ of origin or smaller nodules near the tumor in the organ of origin. In the former situation, this implies spread via the circulation; in the latter situation, these "satellite" nodules grow by direct extension from the tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What % can colon cancer return with ulcerative colitis after cancer tumor is removed from that part of colon ?
High risk of cancer: Recurrence risk given cancer is a function of the stage of cancer when diagnosed, independent of uc. However, uc patients have an approximately 1% per year risk of new cancer appearing. Because of this high risk, total colectomy has been the standard of care for uc. If you have any colon left, it should be examined and biopsied periodically looking for dysplasia, the precursor of cancerous change. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the risk percentage of open brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor at the right patietal extra axial dura?& does the tumor come back again?
Discuss with MDs: Your risk and prognosis depend on the type of tumor, stage of tumor, it's location, surgical approach and your overall health. Insist on a consultation with your surgeon and have all of your questions answered. Best of luck, madam. ...Read more
A prostate biopsy can inject bacteria into the prostate itself and possibly spread cancer cells to a location they hadn't occupied previously?
Mixed borderline serous & mucinous tumor of both the ovaries with foci of microinvasion and invasive implants in the omentum / should I take chemother?
It depends on...: It depends on the extent of tumor in the peritoneal areas. Is it only in the pelvic area or does it involve upper abdominal peritoneum as well. We need to know the stage and the grade of this tumor. How is the ca125 now and check itx2-3. You will likely benefit from chemo unless the tumor is entirely diagnosed as "borderline malignant" tumor). Get a second opinion also before you rush into chemoth. ...Read more
Since cancer cells induce cell signaling to increase growth factors in early stages, can that region of cancer be contained and aspirated to survive?
I have testicular cancer, which now is just germ cell tumor contained to my lungs. How damaging is smoking to the germ cell tumor? The tumor is 2.5cm then there are 15 tiny ones spread throughout.
Hmmmm...: Smoking is unlikely to damage the tumor cells and is probably not going to help you recover from testicular cancer. Furthermore, it will worsen your lung function. This is especially important because one of the drugs used in your chemotherapy also affect the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer of the Cervix: The cancer starting on the cervix is called Cervical cancer(sometimes, it is called cancer of the Cervix). It can spread to the local and regional lymph nodes. such nodes may be located in the Pelvis or along the Aorta which runs along the front of the spine(our back region) ...Read more
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
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