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Treatment Of Tumour
Resection: There are basically two types of surgery for pancreatic cancer: as mentioned, tumors in the head of the pancreas are removed by resection of the head of the pancreas, duodenum, and distal bile duct (the whipple); tumors in the body and tail are removed by distal pancreatectomy, often with splenectomy. All pancreatic resections should be performed at high volume centers by high volume surgeons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Antiestogens: Desmoid tumors are low grade fibrous tumors that occur on the abdominal wall or extra abdominally. Surgical resection with margins indicated. Pharmacologic therapy with antiestrogens (tamoxifen) and prostaglandin inhibitors may also be used. In cases of recurrent extra-abdominal desmoid tumors a chemotherapeutic regimen of doxorubicin, dacarbazine, and carboplatin may be effective ...Read more
Chemotherapy: Treatment of pancreatic cancer like many cancers involves surgical oncologists( surgery), medical oncologists (chemotherapy) and radiation oncologist (radiation). Chemotherapy is usually Gemzar (gemcitabine) or 5-fu based. There are some existing new drug combinations recently that has helped improve outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: Thyroid cancer is treated surgically by removal of all the thyroid or a portion of the thyroid. After surgery, patients at higher risk of recurrence or with more aggressive cancers may be treated with radioactive iodine. Rarely, external radiation or chemotherapy is added in very severe cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the stage: Treatment would depend on the stage. Parotid cancer, in general, as much as possible-( if possible) -surgical resection for curative intent would be the best modality. Other modalities used include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. However, need to be aware that parotid cancer is not a very sensitive cancer to chemotherapy nor to radiation therapy. Discuss further with your oncologist. H. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
gangliogliomas: Neurological function at recent follow-up evaluation was stable or improved in 81% of patients. Multivariate analysis revealed tumor location to be the only variable predictive of outcome, with spinal cord and brain-stem gangliogliomas having a 3.5- and 5-fold increased relative risk of recurrence, respectively, compared to cerebral hemisphere gangliogliomas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong Forum: That answer, to give it justice, would require a forum much larger than this simple application. We only have 400 characters to answer your question. Can you be more specific with us with one concern? Or you may want to consider webmd.com or the NIH website to start in learning about lung cancer. ...Read more
Excision: Excision of the skin tumor by a surgeon with wide negative margins is the treatment for most malignant adnexal tumors. Many have propensity for local recurrence (regrow in the same place) with more extensive tissue damage, so it is best to remove them entirely early on in the course of the disease. ...Read more
What specific kind of surgical treatment of low grade Acinic Cell Carcinoma leaves the least chance of future recurrance/metastases?
Surgery: alot of tx options but consult your oncologist for whats right for you ...Read more
Surgery: For a malignant mesothelioma ranges from a local excision to an extensive operation called a radical extra pleural pneumonectomy. Surgery is generally supplemented with chemotherapy +/- radiation. Chemotherapy and radiation are sometimes tried alone with disappointing results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One treatment only: that is removal , if left alone will grow massive , they are most of the time low grade locally invasive tumors , but some times they are malignant exact cause is unknown. ...Read more
Am "angioma": Literally is a mass of disordered blood vessels. They can be watched, resected, or infarcted angiographically with metalic coils. If causing symptoms, mass or seizures, treatment is indicated. ...Read more
Surgical removal: Whenever possible, adrenal cell carcinoma is removed with an operation. This is feasible if the cancer is limited to the adrenal gland without spread to other parts of the body. If there is spread, or if the tumor is too large to be safely removed with an operation, there are limited chemotherapy options available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Units please.: There is a big difference in management if the cyst is 7mm versus 7 cm. A 7mm cyst wouldn't require any treatment. With a 7 cm cyst, treatment options would depend partly on the description of the cyst (for example simple versus complex). But a cyst larger than about 4 cm is at risk of ovarian torsion ( twisting on it's stalk) which may cause loss of the ovary and a surgical emergency. ...Read more
A tumour, colon, is attached to the aorta what are the treatment options, particularly if the tumour is diagnosed as cancer, but contained?
Dental X-rays: All radiation has risks. There is no way to know what caused any tumors. You are more likely to get tumors based upon your genes, medical x-rays, environmental toxins, etc. The risks associated with dental x-rays is small and the benefits far outweigh the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an arcustic neuroma on 1, 1 cm. Which treatment must i choose? Is it possible that the tumour will get smaller and disapear?
4 weeks post-tumour excision (whipple - recovering well). Ferritin 6400, iron sat 90%. Does this need treatment & if so what is the treatment?
Estimate years for cancer and or tumour to grow. and what's the fastest this could grow without treatment before it's fatal. start to finish years?
Many possibilities: There are many types of cancer, and each patient is different. A baby can be born with a cancerous tumor, which means (if we count time from birth) the time needed to get that cancer is ZERO days. As a pediatrician, I tell kids and parents that it takes about 20 years from the start of bad habits to the discovery of a cancer related to bad habits. That being said, "lucky" people don't get cancer. ...Read more
My daughter 16 months old is suffering with brain stem gliom like brain tumour. Any ayur/homeo treatment?
Not homeopathy now: Hello -- I am a homeopathic physician. Homeopathy is not what your daughter needs now. She needs the best pediatric neurosurgeon you can find for her. Homeopathy may help her farther along in her treatment, to help her maintain her strength in the process. Sending thoughts of peace, hope, and healing to both of you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oncologist told me its stage 3b. now they detected tumour in brain after mri. Prognosis? treatment options?
Bad idea: Without knowing a lot more specifics of your case, any answers here about prognosis & treatment options would be only educated guesses or recitation of statistics. It would be unprofessional of me verging on unethical to try to 2nd-guess your oncologist. Though you may want a 2nd opinion or to discuss with cancer survivors later, for now, get a FIRST opinion from your oncologist. ...Read more
My dad is 65 and has a slow growing tumour on the floor of his mouth. He's had oral cancer 5x & no more treatment is possible. How long does he have?
How do you know when breast tumour is dead from maple syrup and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda treatment?
I underwent 2 operations in neck and ear. Both were non reactive tumour please advise shall go for skin lightening treatment? Any risk of cancer?
Sorry...: You've asked this question before, but it's impossible to answer accurately in this format--we don't know why your face is hyperpigmented (there are lots of medical reasons to consider), your overall health circumstances, your risks by undergoing skin lightening treatment or even what treatment is proposed, ; what you gain (other than cosmetics) by submitting to the treatment. Can't be more help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tumor: Depending on what tumor..Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: Tumors come in many shapes, sizes and locations. They vary dramatically in their aggressiveness and speed of growth. Some can double in a few days, some will take years. A slow growing tumor in your leg might never cause death, a rapidly growing tumor in your brain could cause death in a few weeks. More information needed to give a useful answer. ...Read more
Need more details: Neuroectodermal tumors have more than one type of cancer grouped into this entity. So you need to tell us where this tumor is located and what exactly is it being labeled/called? Once you give us the pathology report diagnosis and its stage(extent, we can guide you about its treatment. ...Read more
All open: Depending on nature of the lesion, size, thickness, spread to nodes various options are open. A small skin lesion on the extremities or trunk can be locally excised. If somewhat larger, diffuse and on an area such as scalp, then electron beam RT can be offered. If localized and surgery not chosen, medication such as Efudex (fluorouracil) cream will work. If a large oral cavity lesion, RT chemo combo used. ...Read more
Possible at all for a cancerous tumor to stay the same size and shape for 4 years without any treatment?
Stable mass: It is possible that is could be a slow growing tumor which later can "transform" into something aggressive and start growing. No growth in 4 years is quite reassuring for being benign. ...Read more
Tumor size 8.7cm ER pr negitive but IHC total score is 3 positive.what does it mean and what is the treatment?
Breast cancer?: where is the tumor? I assume this is breast cancer, correct? ER-/PR-/her2neu 3 + cancer. will need to get staging scan to evaluate if there is any spreading of cancer to other organs. if no metastatic disease- definitely will need to get chemotherapy PLUS herceptin (trastuzumab) ( her2neu inhibitor) - then surgery -then radiation therapy- then maintenance herceptin (trastuzumab). Please discuss further with oncologist . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer