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What is the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer?

What is the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer?

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 more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


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What are the best medicines for treatment of desmoid tumors?

What are the best medicines for treatment of desmoid tumors?

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

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What is the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer?

What is the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for brain tumor cancer?

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What is the best treatment for brain tumor cancer?

Brain Tumor: Depends on the type of tumor. Your doctor can be your best reference. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of thyroid cancer? 

What is the treatment of thyroid cancer? 

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 more

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What are the symptoms of a wilms tumor?

Mass in abdomen: It is a childhood tumor of the kidney. Mass hand pain in abdomen, blood in urine, vomiting, and fever are among the symptoms. There may be increase in blood pressure and sometimes the tumor is bilateral. It is a curable cancer. ...Read more

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For this type of cancer: parotid gland cancer, high-grade, what are the treatment options?

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For this type of cancer: parotid gland cancer, high-grade, what are the treatment options?

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 more

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Upon complete resection of a grade 1 ganglioglioma, what are the chances of cure?

Upon complete resection of a grade 1 ganglioglioma, what are the chances of cure?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of benign tumour and malignated tumor?

What are the symptoms of benign tumour and malignated tumor?

Well, that really: depends on the type of tumor it is (specifically). Benign means it isn't cancer. Malignant means it is cancer.Take care. ...Read more

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What are the signs of failed treatment of the brain cancer?

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Progression of cance: The signs that treatment has failed- are indicated by the lack of improvement clinically -for example-persistent or worsening symptomatology; and progression of disease/cancer-i, e, enlargement of the mass -shown on imaging studies ...Read more

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What is the treatment of TB of brain.

What is the treatment of TB of brain.

Complicated!: Presently have a patient with TB of the brain this child had vp shunt placed after biopsy of mass with concurrent quad TB meds regimen! very complicated and chronic presentation ! good luck ! ...Read more

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What is the treatment and effectivness of that treatment for stage III lung cancer?

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

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What's the treatment for malignant cutaneous adnexal tumori?

What's the treatment for malignant cutaneous adnexal tumori?

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

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What kind of treatment exists for mesothelioma?

What kind of treatment exists for mesothelioma?

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 more

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What is the cause and the alternative treatment of phyllodes tumor in left breast?

What is the cause and the alternative treatment of phyllodes tumor in left breast?

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

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What is the treatment for a cavernous angioma of the frontal lobe?

What is the treatment for a cavernous angioma of the frontal lobe?

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

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What is the treatment for cancer of the adrenal glands?

What is the treatment for cancer of the adrenal glands?

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 more

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What is the non surgical treatment of ovarian cyst of size 7×7×7?

What is the non surgical treatment of ovarian cyst of size 7×7×7?

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

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A tumour, colon, is attached to the aorta what are the treatment options, particularly if the tumour is diagnosed as cancer, but contained?

A tumour, colon, is attached to the aorta what are the treatment options, particularly if the tumour is diagnosed as cancer, but contained?

Unresectable: Unfortunately, the aorta is a major blood vessel, and if the tumor is invading the aorta, it is probably unresectable. The best treatment options are chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy. ...Read more

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How to know if the dental xrays doctor take while root canal treatment are linked to tumours?

How to know if the dental xrays doctor take while root canal treatment are linked to tumours?

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 more

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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?

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?

Surgery: For the vast majority of these, the treatment of choice is surgery. It is difficult and you would do well to go to a center that does a lot of them. The tumor will not self cure and the longer you delay, the worse it will be for everyone. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My daughter 16 months old is suffering with brain stem gliom like brain tumour. Any ayur/homeo treatment?

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 more

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Oncologist told me its stage 3b. now they detected tumour in brain after mri. Prognosis? treatment options?

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

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How do you know when breast tumour is dead from maple syrup and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda treatment?

How do you know when breast tumour is dead from maple syrup and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda treatment?

Oh my gosh.: I would encourage you to see a breast specialist or general surgeon to evaluate this further - an oncologist if your tumor was malignant. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How long can you live with a tumor without treatment?

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

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Where is the best place to go to get treatment for a tumor?

Where is the best place to go to get treatment for a tumor?

It depends : It depends on the type of tumor and the treatment needed. Generally speaking, a comprehensive cancer center or a nationally designated cancer center is a good place to explore different treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tumor markers?

What is the treatment for tumor markers?

Unlcear question: We do not treat tumor markers. The treatment is geared toward the type of tumor and tumor markers are used to monitor the response to treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about neuroectodermal tumor treatment?

Can you tell me about neuroectodermal tumor treatment?

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

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What are your treatment options if you have an epidermoid tumor?

What are your treatment options if you have an epidermoid tumor?

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

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What is the chance that the tumor will come back after treatment?

What is the chance that the tumor will come back after treatment?

Variable: The chances of recurrence depends on cancer type, stage, pathologic features, completeness of surgery and finally upon the use of chemotherapy or radiotherapy after surgery. ...Read more

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Possible at all for a cancerous tumor to stay the same size and shape for 4 years without any treatment?

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

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Tumor size 8.7cm ER pr negitive but IHC total score is 3 positive.what does it mean and what is the treatment?

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 more

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