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Tubular Carcinoma In Children
Type of Breast CA: Tubular breast cancer is a type of invasive ductal cancer, so named because of it's appearance under the microscope. This represents 5-10% of all breast cancers. It tends to occur in women over 50 and is usually low-grade. All things being equal, our cure rates are very high with this type of cancer. ...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
Depends: If you mean tubular carcinoma in the breast, then we are taking about a probably better behaved cancer and can probably be treated with less (often no chemo) vs. Other subtypes of breast cancer. ...Read more
Breast Cancer: Tubular carcinoma is a rare form of breast cancer where the microscopic appearance of the tumor cells resemble tubes. These account for only about 2% of breast cancers and usually carry a good prognosis with low risk of lymph node metastasis. Treatment is usually conservative surgery followed by radiation +/- adjuvant systemic therapy depending on other factors. ...Read more
Breast cancer: I think your mother is diagnosed to have breast cancer, if not please let us know. Tubular cancer is one type of breast cancer that is usually less aggressive that the more common type (ductal cancer). However, treatment is essentially the same, if the cancer is small and early stage, partial mastectomy with breast conservation, lymph node sampling and radiation afterwards is usual. ...Read more
Is having two tubular adenomas removed from your colon and then having one hyper-plastic and another adenoma removed 3yr later increase cancer chance?
I had two tubular adnomas removed in '09 at 33, one hyperplastic and one tubular adenoma removed in '12. Am i likely to get colon cancer. No fam hstry?
tubular adenomas: The fact that you have tubular adenomas at such an early age probably does slightly raise your lifetime risk of colon carcinoma. However, now that you know you can have careful followup and screening to make sure all adenomas are removed before they can develop into colon cancer. ...Read more
I have a tubular adenoma in my left breast can it turn into cancer and should I have it removed right away?
Rare but benign: These are quite uncommon. I don't believe they have any malignant potential beyond normal breast, but if the mass bothers you, feel free to have it excised. Since it's uncommon, see if your biopsy has been or can be looked at by two pathologists. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy found one polyp removed and biopsied was a tubular adenoma. Said next coloscpy in 5 yrs. No fam history colon cancer. Too long?
Correct time frame: This is correct according to the current recommendations. ...Read more
Had breast ck. dr feels "tubular shape" pain w/touch,said poss overstimulated gland in tail of breast. Wants 1 month f/u. Could this be cancer? 31y/o
I'm 51, post meno + some uterine bleeding. My tv us showed 0.9 cm endo thickness and an anechoic tubular 2.7 x 0.8 cm in right adnexa. Is this Cancer?
Possibility of having colon cancer two years after having colonoscopy that revealed two polyps 1 hyper, 1 tubular and diverticulosis.
I have tubular ectasia, tiny calcification ,mild hydrocele on rt testis and bilateral epididymal cysts as us report.had penile cancer 4 yr ago. help?
Best thing is ...: ... leave then alone and do nothing with these findings as long as being mentally and physically acceptable and bearable since the reported findings are common with little clinical significance. So, just watch and see. More? Ask your urologist, or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Best... ...Read more
Mother had tubular-lobular breast cancer and they also found a small area of dcis during mastectomy pathological analysis. Is this common?
Yes: Complete pathology review following mastectomy surgery can often identify other small microscopic lesions. Dcis is a non-invasive early brsst cancer & would not affect the prognosis nor likely change her treatment plans. This is also an example of why additional treatment with hormone & radiation therapy is given if a person had only had a lumpectomy surgery. ...Read more
Very rarely: Squamous cell carcinomas are uncommon in children. When diagnosed in young individuals, there is usually a predisposing factor like immunosuppression (transplant patients), previous exposure to radiation or chemotherapy, or human papilloma virus infection. Squamous cell cancers of the skin usually takes years of ultraviolet light exposure before appearing at an average age of 65. ...Read more
General work-up.: A general physical exam with standard blood work is the first thing in any such visit, for any possible concern. Usually if there is anything going on, there will be symptoms already to focus on. Anything serous should show up on physical exam and blood work, which would direct the way toward special tests/procedures to rule out or confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more
This is not a likely scenario. Pancreatic cancer is extremely rare, .45 incidence in a million! In 20 years of caring for children including a residency in a top Pediatric Children's Hospital Cancer Center, I have never seen it.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/HealthProfessional/page4#_62_toc ...Read more
Tumors have variable behaviors and there are no statistics like sports. Fast growing tumors in children include, glioblastoma multiforme, acute leukemia, and neuroblastoma. See this site for more info.
http://www.dana-farber.org/pediatric-care/cancer-types/pediatric-cancer-types.aspx. ...Read more
Leukemia/lymphoma: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It is still common in adolescents, but lymphoma becomes more common in the teenage years, and the frequency of hodgkin lymphoma and nhl approaches that of all. Brain tumors are common in childhood as well, but not nearly as common as in adults. ...Read more
ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children and teens. ...Read more
Probably the same.: The risk of cancer depends on environmental as well as genetic factors . China has modernized greeatly in the past 20 years, so the likely have risks for cancer increase from industrialization, but then their health care and living standards have also likely improved, so this would likely decrease their risk. The gene pool has not changed, so the occurrence of cancer is likely to be the same. ...Read more
No: If u want to work as a nurse with pediatric oncology patients, there are many different avenues through which you can provide care and work without having to become a certified oncology nurse. Of course the larger your market and the larger the cancer center or hospital that you would want to work in would increase the chances of having a well fit position for you. ...Read more
No: This is an undoubtable urban myth. The high tension towers are safe. ...Read more
Yes: While hiv/aids is highly controllable today with haart therapy, people with this disease are at risk over their lifetime for diseases resulting from immune dysregualtion suchs as cancer. Patients with HIV are at risk for various malignancies including lymphoma, anal, cervicle, and skin cancer. ...Read more
Yes, possible: Yes possible, some of the chemo therapeutic agents will. ...Read more
Tubular breast cancer is a type of invasive ductal cancer, so named because of it's appearance under the microscope. This represents 5-10% of all breast cancers. It tends to occur in women over 50 and is usually low-grade. All things being equal, our cure rates are very high with ...Read more