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Can radiation therapy cure a stage 4 adenocarcinoma in the lung?

Can radiation therapy cure a stage 4 adenocarcinoma in the lung?

Probably not: Most stage 4 have many sites of spread and can not be cured by radiation. However there are a few cases of limited stage 4 such as a single metastasis to the brain or liver in which a low percentage of patients could be cured. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


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Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Yes !!!: Lung cancer is curable when found early. There are two broad categories of lung cancer; small cell and non small cell. Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of non smal cell lung cancer. The prognosis of non small cell lung cancer is impacted more by the stage than it is by the cell type. Adenocarcinoma can be cured. In early stages, only surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic link relating to adenocarcinoma of the lung?

Is there a genetic link relating to adenocarcinoma of the lung?

Rare: While some very rare genetic syndromes may increase the risk of developing long cancer, the vast majority of lung cancers occur in people without genetic cancer syndromes. While smoking clearly increases the risk of lung cancer, in many patients we can only attribute their development of cancer to bad luck. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma in right lungs What is treatment Is this dangerous Its is curable or not ?

See doctor: Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common forms of lung cancer and should be taken very seriously. Treatment many times involves surgery, but speak with your doctor about this. Only when knowing the size, stage, location, etc. of the tumor can one give you a reliable recommendation on treatment options. ...Read more

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What is best treatment if interpretation and comment is grade 2 infiltrating adenocarcinoma of lung ?

What is best treatment if interpretation and comment is grade 2 infiltrating adenocarcinoma of lung ?

Depends on stage: The pathology report is used along with body scans and tests to determine the full stage of the adenocarcinoma. Once the stage and medical history in known then the oncologist, radiologist, and thoracic surgeon can suggest the best surgical, chemotherapy, radiation and/or, immuno therapy, personalized treatment based on the actual oncogenes may also be considered. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options to increase survival rate in advanced adenocarcinoma of lung?

Survival: Tumor stage and tumor burden meaning what organs are involved and how much disease is there plays a role. Similarly tumor subtype adenocarcinoma, tumor profile egfr mutation or alk mutation can affect survival. Non smokers have better prognosis. For advanced stage, all measures are still considered palliative. Other factors such as general health, infections and thromboembolism can affect survival. ...Read more

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I have stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lungs. I have had 7 chemo tx. I am more symptomatic at this point. What would you suggest for next treatment?

I have stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lungs. I have had 7 chemo tx. I am more symptomatic at this point. What would you suggest for next treatment?

Can't answer, dear: Seven treatments of the same or different chemos? Has it worked? Are you felling worse because of the chemo or the cancer? More symptomatic like how? Talk openly to your oncologist about your concerns, he/she can answer your questions best. I'm very sort you are not doing well and hope you feel better soon. God bless. ...Read more

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Can a man who is 70 survive with water in the lung. His heart is okay but he can't eat or walk and he is on treatment of Bones Tb as well. How long ca?

Can a man who is 70 survive with water in the lung. His heart is okay but he can't eat or walk and he is on treatment of Bones Tb as well. How long ca?

Recall: your earlier question. This is actually a pretty complex situation and a number of variables would need to be factored in to make an accurate response. His treatment team have access to all the medical history, his testing and his physical exam are in the best position to make this call. Because he is the father of a friend of yours- they would not be likely to release info to you. ...Read more

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Mucinous carcinoma with invasion of the lung? Is it rare ? What is the treatment?

Mucinous carcinoma with invasion of the lung? Is it rare ? What is the treatment?

Lung cancer: The pathology report needs further clarification whether it is a mucinous adenocarcinoma and grade of cancer! you need proper staging of cancer. Has surgery been performed or just a biopsy?The staging studies will decide what your treatment and prognosis is going to be. Nowadays the egfr mutation and alk mutation are also routinely performed in cancer and can affect treatment. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more