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Treating Lung Cancer With Chemotherapy With White Bowel Movements
Pt with metastic colon cancer with liver and peritoneal
Mets . Can this cause vomitting and fever ?
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
58 Years old diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer and spread to liver with 7+cm tumor and lesions in the lung. What kind of life expectancy?
It Depends: Recent progress in genetic typing of individual Colon Ca tumors and genetic specific tumor drugs is leading to better understanding of likelihood of treatment success. See: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arun_Azad/publication/246837094_Predicting_the_response_to_targeted_therapy_in_metastatic_colorectal_cancer/links/5419c4180cf2218008bf9f8a.pdf I recommend getting into a clinical trial. ...Read more
Why is stage 3 ovarian cancer often considered incurable (though treated with intent to cure)?
In this case, with secondary tumour in bowel
Cure still possible: Stage 3 ovarian cancer has a high risk of mortality but cure is still a possibility in about 30% of the patients treated be a competent onciologist. Did she have surgical removal of her tumors in the belly and those in the intestine? Surgical debulking is an important component of treatment and is complementary to chemotherapy killing off small tumors. ...Read more
What prognosis can be expected with a stage 4 appendix cancer diagnosis? It is mucinous adenocarcinoma well differentiated. First diagnosed may 2011 and have had two bowel resections , cytoreductive and hipec followed up with 12 chemo folfox tx
My mother has been diagnosed with a squamous cell rectal carcinoma with metastatic liver and lung tumors how long with treatment should we elect to?
Probably anal cancer: Likely anal and not rectal given the pathology. If squamous cell, needs specific chemotherapy. However, not curable but treatable. Treatment should be continued based on response, however, the drugs used for this cancer have a cumulative toxicity. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
St 4 Colon Cancer with mets to the brain and liver. Received palliative radiation for brain tumors, no chemo, fluid in lungs
Prognosis with time left?
GB cancer is: Uncommon, so few studies done prospectively. Looking at results in people treated empirically, perhaps one person in 10 will respond. That needs to be balanced against side effects that tend to occur in most. Frank discussion about symptom rrelief focus rather than "shrink tumor" at all cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the life expectancy for stage 4 colon cancer with small liver/lung mets , partial sbo, and plueral effusion -no more treatments and on hospice?
Nutrition concerns for pt. With pancreatic cancer. S/p chem and Whipple. Now with chronic diarrhea.
What are the chances of metastatic renal cell cancer in a nephrectomised patient with clear cell carcinoma (fuhrman grade 2)?
Explain the physical progression of stage 4 metastasis lung cancer in brains and pelvic with an 8 month diagnosis?
How long does this person have with stage 4 metastatic melanoma w/ several mets in small bowel and brain? Treatments?
Depends: Traditionally, this would be associated with a short survival. But over the last 3 years, a number of new chemotherapy drugs are available which may significantly extend the quality and duration of patients with metastatic melanoma. Ask your doctor if your melanoma is "BRAF mutant". If so, you are a candidate for a class of drugs. But don't delay, brain mets can be dangerous if not treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patient with stage 4 lung cancer with brain metastasis is having very bloody urine. What does this mean?
Many things: Stage IV lung cancer with bloody urine can mean many things. It could be due to the presence of a metastatic tumor in the bladder or the kidney. Please also note whether or not you are on a blood thinner. In uncommon case, it could also indicate the presence of a primary bladder tumor (though i doubt in this case). Bladder inflammation or infection could also be the cause. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes, it can be an op: This pill is often used in Japan. So it is not popular in the US. Moreover, it is better to be treated with a combination of 2 or 3 medicines that are proven useful in the treatment of metastatic colon Cancer. I would advise you to seek a second opinion so that you can make sure that your treatment is not substandard. ...Read more
Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) fatal to pts with partial obstruction with colon perforation? (Stage 4 CRC with mets to lung)
No: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel diuretic drawing fluid into the colon. If there is a patient with partial obstruction and with possible colonic performation, why would a bowel diuretic be employed that could cause a greater leak of GI fluid into the periotoneal cavaity, especially in the face of lung mets.? Laparoscopic evaluation of a possible leak may be necessary if not proven by radiologic evaluation ...Read more
My mum, 67 , was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?
Not enough: Need to assess for Kras and Nras mutation IF she is wild type she should receive FOLFIRI and Erbitux If she has mutation the treatment of choice FOLFOX and Avastin Life expex 22 - 26 months... If responsive disease can be extended with other agents and survival can extend several years. New agents add to OS sequencing of therapy is important to extend Overal survival ...Read more
Does gleevec (imatinib) help patients with stage 4 gist tumour in the abdominal lining and in a lymph node?
Maybe: Gist is variable responsive to chemotherapy, but it seems like its worth a try, particularly if the drug is well tolerated. I have seen dramatic positive results from this medication for gist. See an oncologist with experience and expertise terrain gist for a consultation. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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