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Treatment For Ureteral Cancer
The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...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
The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Initially none: Initial stages no symptoms, microscopic hematuria (blood in urine ) and presences of cancer cells are accidentally seen in routine urine microscopic examination as the ureter gets obstructed flan pain, may gross hematuria and presences of cancer cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which cancer?: Adjuvant (post surgery) treatment does have an end. Some metastatic treatments usually end at a maximum number of cycles of therapy (eg lung cancer - 6). Some treatments are continued in the advanced/metastatic setting until progressive disease or toxicity because they have been proven to (or thought to) improve survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete info: From the information provided, it is not feasible to know why you cannot have penetrative intercourse. Sexual satisfaction may be possible even if penetration is not practical. To provide a more meaningful suggestion, one would need to address specific issues through physical examination and discussion. Please raise the issue with your doctor. ...Read more
I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?
With cancer is it possible to get bone cancer and what happens if u don't get treatment what happens syptom wise thank you?
Why to do chemotherapy if cancer cells can still be left behind for reccrrence after the treatment? Doesn;t chemo kill all the cells?
Cure is our goal...: Some people can be completely cured of their cancer using chemotherapy, while others eventually relapse and their cancer comes back. Our goal with chemotherapy is to rid the body of all cancer cells, but sometimes this doesn't work. We are not that good at predicting upfront who will be cured and who will relapse, so that is why we try and see what happens. This is an area of intense research. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father was diagnosed stage4 cancer of the unknown primary 6 weeks ago. We still haven't started treatment because we've been gathering information and doing additional testing. Can delaying treatment harmful?
For effective medica: In order to use most effective chemotherapeutic agent have to know the primary site of origin and type of cell .Few days of delay will not harm and best therapy can be planed. ...Read more
Directly into tumor: TACO ( Trans Arterial Chemo Perfusion ) Chemotherapy will have bad effects on normal tissue in order to minimize and to give more effective concentration of drugs , injected directly into blood vessel that supplies the tumor . some times done in advanced pancreatic tumors, liver etc. It needs a procedure catheters are placed into the artery near the tumor and removed when completed ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it a new: Drug/product that toxicity is not known (ph i), a new drug looking for its effectiveness (ph ii) is a specific disease? These are really a matter of your altruism and unwillingness to accept that std therapy is over. Phase iii compares effectives to see which is better --no lose. Ask what's in it 4 u. ...Read more
Possible demethyl: A consideration into alternate causes of cancer is that they may also be an epigenetic disease. The main modification in such tumors would be DNA methylation which turns a gene product off. Patterns of aberrant DNA methylation are now recognized to be common in many human tumors. One major findings is inactivation of tumor-suppressor genes by CpG-island hypermethylation of the CpG islands ...Read more