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Ureteral Cancer In Children
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
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
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
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
Variable: 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
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
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More curable...: Typically cancer in children are more curable. This is probably due to a number of factors such as the cancers are biologically different than their adult counterparts, and that we are able to treat children with more intensive therapy because they are more resilient. Another difference is that certain cancers really only happen in kids (neuroblastoma) or just in adults (colon, breast). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is hard to give a: No simple answer here. You have to first give us some background for asking this question. Some examples of fast growing cancers include lymphoma, leukemia and sarcomas of various types like rhabdomyosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and osteosarcoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leukemia & Brain: The most complete (though older) data is from 1995, where leukemia caused the most deaths in children and teens. Over the past decade, we have gotten better at treating leukemia. The most current good data available (2009) shows that leukemia and brain tumors now cause about the same number of cancer deaths in children and teens. ...Read more
Sometimes genetics: With retinoblastoma, 40% of children have a genetic form: one copy of the RB1 gene is changed in every cell in the body at birth. If the 2nd copy of the gene undergoes a change, a retinoblastoma tumor can develop. Most children with retinoblastoma do not have the genetic form & spontaneously develop 2 RB1 mutations in an immature cell. Scientists don't know how or why it occurs in these childen. ...Read more
Yes: Leukemia in childhood has seen great progress in the past 3 decades moving from a commonly fatal process to one where most can survive.The coordinated and specialized treatments involve several medications and a team of specialists, usually based at a childrens hospital or medical school.Pediatric hematology/oncology programs usually take the lead in treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: See the answer given for symptoms of a brain tumor in teenagers. I think it is always best to talk to your primary care doctor if your child has some specific symptoms or signs you are concerned may be related to a brain tumor. This is a very uncommon diagnosis in children--and though possible---should be approached by your child's physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glioma: Gliomas make up 75% of childhood brain cancer. Three main types: astrocytomas (often in the cerebellum and usually curable with surgery), malignant gliomas (glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma), and ependymomas. Another 15% of brain cancers in children are medulloblastomas - these occur almost exclusively in children, and are more invasive and difficult to treat. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Daughter had egd with abnormal mucosa and nodules in stomach. What is the possible diagnosis? Also how common is stomach cancer in children?
What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?
Bleeding/Obstruction: Tumor in the ureter can cause obstruction of urine flow what will lead to pain. Bleeding in the urine is a common finding.Pain can be located anywhere in the abdomen or even in the back. A CT scan of the abdomen can easily detect the abnormality in the kidney or even in the ureter if the tumor growth is more advanced. ...Read more
I just had my kidney removed due to cancer in the ureter! do you agree that 2000mg salt and 70gms protein/day is a good level?
Sounds fairly good: I am so sorry to hear of your trouble; losing an organ to disease/cancer is not easy. Anyhow, generally it is recommended to keep sodium intake to 2500mg or less--you are doing that. For an average person, about 50gm of protien is good, a bit higher for men. Having one healthy kidney is adequate for a healthy life, if all else is good as well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a nephroureterectomy two years ago. At that time, there was cancer in the ureter only; none in kidney or bladder. Now, there is one node that is suspicious for recurrence. Chemo is advised. How effective is it?
Tell us more: How did they find the suspected node? By scan ? Please tell us your age, ct or pet scans findings. Consult with your dr about the need for biopsy for confirmation of recurrence? Do not be shy. Ask about the extent of the disease, is it localized? Did it spread ? Is it the same cancer ? What type of chemo? Keep in touch. ....We will be glad to help. ...Read more
Bleeding: Cancer in these areas usually causes microscopic or visible blood in the urine. It can also cause obstruction to the outflow of urine from the kidney and cause kidney swelling (hydronephrosis). This then can also cause kidney pain in the flank area when the kidney becomes obstructed, similar to the pain from a kidney stone. If left untreated, these tumors tend to grow and metastasize. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ureter cancer pain is only proclaimed due to obstruction and is like colic pain? an ultrasound can show any tumor in ureter?
Hydrouterenephrosis with stricture of ureter. No stones found on ct. No previous surgery. Worried this is cancer?
Need work up: Need work up for obstruction at ureter , yes stone and tumor can cause, but more often a benign vascular band rather than cancer is the cause , before you worry you need more work up . Direct visualization and by passing obstruction with a a stent catheter ( double j ) most likely will be one, speak to your doctor. ...Read more
My 88 year old mother has cancer of the ureter, surrounding lymph nodes affected as well. She has chosen not to treat. What can we expect?
The ureter: Is the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder. She has two of each. If she refuses treatment and understands that the tumor first grows, bleeds, blocks kidney, goes to those node, but later may cause pain and metastasis (travel) to other organs. However, the other kidney will continue to function if it is already in good shape. Elderly people have different objectives. Take time to listen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello my mum was nephrostomy because of breast cancer and her ureter obstacle so she is under chemioterapy . 2 days ago she did chemo I saw some white particles in her urin tub . Please help me .
Not Likely: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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