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It was determined I have heterogeneously hypoechoic nodule 1.8 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm. There is internal vascularity, with no microcalcification. Concerned?

Depends: It depends on where this nodule is (thyroid or breast, etc), other characteristics of the nodule (such as well or ill-defined margins) and whether this nodule has been seen before or not. ...Read more

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What does the term vascular invasion mean?

What does the term vascular invasion mean?

Vascular invasion: Vascular invasion refers to the direct invasion by cancer into a blood vessel. That can render a cancer intersectable, and can be a harbinger of more extensive spread of the cancer. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does vascular invasion means?

Can docs explain what does vascular invasion means?

Cancer?: Vascular invasion is a term used when describing tumors. In this regard, vascular invasion means that the tumor has grown into, or invaded, a nearby major blood vessel. ...Read more

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Arterial phase within 20seconds. Does that mean that the tumor has a vascular invasion, what to do?

Arterial phase within 20seconds. Does that mean that the tumor has a vascular invasion, what to do?

Ask your doctor what: The doctor who ordered the test can guide you after discussing with the radiologist. It may not mean anything unless there is a growth/tumor. ...Read more

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Did rp in 2010. My cancer was small, non agressive, no vascular invasion.After surgery psa undetectable. In september risen to 3.3 and october 5.5. Help?

Did rp in 2010. My cancer was small, non agressive, no vascular invasion.After surgery psa undetectable. In september risen to 3.3 and october 5.5. Help?

Biochemical relapse: Further information re- the pathology from the radical prostatectomy would be needed-obviously for beter understanding. But, what you describe here is a case of biochemical relapse. Discuss further with your doctor- you likely need to be treated with radiation therapy directed to the surgical bed area and close monitoring. If psa continue to go up- consider scan imaging to rule out distant spread. ...Read more

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Multiple foci of extramural vascular invasion present .... This was noted after the colon resection surgery. What this mean?

Multiple foci of extramural vascular invasion present .... This was noted after the colon resection surgery. What this mean?

This is aggressive C: This is a sign of very aggressive cancer, one more prone to spread and to recur. Additional chemo and Radiotherapy may be useful depending on the site of the primary tumor(for rectal cancers RT is commonly used). ...Read more

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What is multiple foci of extramural Vascular invasion ... This was noted on re path report after colon resection. Has it penetrated the bowel wall?

What is multiple foci of extramural
Vascular invasion ... This was noted on re path report after colon resection. Has it penetrated the bowel wall?

Vascular invasion: It doesn't sound like typical growth directly through the bowel wall but vascular invasion can lead to metastatic disease. Most carcinomas of the colon would travel via lymphatics, vascular invasion is rare in this type of tumor. ...Read more

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If my breast ca shows vascular invasion, how likely that the ca has metastasized to an organ? What abt micrometastases to an organ? Will my chemo help

If my breast ca shows vascular invasion, how likely that the ca has metastasized to an organ? What abt micrometastases to an organ? Will my chemo help

Totality of data...: In breast cancer there are various pathologic (eg vascular invasion) and molecular (her2 status, oncotype DX or mammaprint recurrence scores) that determine risk. Initial staging determines staging. The risks and benefits of chemotherapy are individualized based on the host (you) and tumor characteristics. That decision can be aided by tools such as adjuvant online! But needs careful consideration. ...Read more

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AFTER taxol/A/C for breast cancer stage2,path result-Lympho vascular invasion-shouldn't chemo resolved this? What now?

AFTER taxol/A/C for breast cancer stage2,path result-Lympho vascular invasion-shouldn't chemo resolved this? What now?

Ask your oncologist!: You need to givel us more information... Did the tumor shrink on chemotherapy? How much. Shrinkage? If the tumor did not shrink much, that is a bad sign. But if it reduced in size substantially then you are on the right track. But your oncologist can address your questions and guide you better. ...Read more

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ER+PR+HER2+breast cancer, stage 2b- lymph vascular invasion-what r stats/odds it's spread to other parts of the body?

ER+PR+HER2+breast cancer, stage 2b- lymph vascular invasion-what r stats/odds it's spread to other parts of the body?

Staging workup: If you know, you are a stage 2b, then I assume you have had surgery. If you were a stage 4, which is spread to other parts of the body, that would be known and dictate your treatment. A CT or PET scan can determine if there is spread to other areas of the body. Speak to your oncology team about your concerns so they can provide you with additional info. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is vascular shock?

What is vascular shock?

Blood loss: Most often this is used to refer to hemorrhagic shock or shock due to blood loss. If there is a rapid loss of blood a person will go into shock (low blood pressure, decreased responsiveness). This is usually accompanied by a rapid heart rate if due to blood loss. ...Read more

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What does vascular dry mean?

What does vascular dry mean?

Could mean anything: When a vascular surgeon says something is "dry" it means there is no bleeding. Alternatively, I have heard body builders refer to a "vascular dry" appearance where they have prominent veins sticking out. Need more context. ...Read more

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What causes vascular lesions?

What causes vascular lesions?

Depends: It depends on what type of vascular lesion one is dealing with. ...Read more

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What is increase vascularity?

What is increase vascularity?

Increased blood flow: Refers to increased blood flow to an area due; typically due to an increased number of blood vessels supplying the area in question or an increase in the degree of blood flow that is being "routed" to that area of the body. Common reasons for increased vascularity can be the body trying to heal an area of injury or a need to increased metabolism for that area. Pathology such as tumors also cause ...Read more

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How many types of vascular disorders exist?

How many types of vascular disorders exist?

Numerous: There are countless vascular disorders encompassing arteries veins and lymphatics. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

Blood vessels: Vascular problems are related to blood vessels (blood flow, blood clots, hardening of the arteries etc). ...Read more

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I may have vascular trouble. How do I find out what's wrong?

You are pretty young: But if you really think you have a vascular issue, there are many easy, inexpensive, and non-invasive tests to assess your vascular system. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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What means "vascular impression on the right pelvocaliceal system"? Thanks

What means "vascular impression on the right pelvocaliceal system"?  Thanks

Blood vessel: It means your ureter has a blood vessel draped over or under it causing extrinsic impression on it ...Read more

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Male 22. Ether danlos type 3. How do I know if I have vascular type? Scared.

Male 22. Ether danlos type 3. How do I know if I have vascular type? Scared.

Betting you don't: If you had vascular / type iv, you'd know. That you are seriously sick would be obvious by age 22. And you say you've been typed as 3. This is more than ten times more common than type iv; the joint troubles are rough enough but you would already have the abnormal look and some experiences of a type IV if this was your true type. ...Read more

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A vascular loop is noted in relation with bilateral 7th and 8the nerve complex, should I be concerned?

A vascular loop is noted in relation with bilateral 7th and 8the nerve complex, should I be concerned?

Perhaps coincidental: Do not be concerned if you do not have facial palsy or hearing loss, or vertigo, as this finding is more likely a non pathological issue currently. ...Read more

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What is vascularization of tumors?

What is vascularization of tumors?

Degree of vascularit: Most tumor grow by anerobic metabolism, Warburg Citric Acid Cycle. They do not need oxygen to survive and can best be controlled by use of Hyperbaric Oxygenation. Blood supply serves to allow the tumor cells to metastasize. Drugs that inhibit blood supply like Avastin (bevacizumab) actually work by opening microcirculation to let drugs into tumor.more effectively. ...Read more

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What is vascularization of tumors?

What is vascularization of tumors?

Source of invasion: All tumors tend to spread, mostly by metastasizing through surrounding blood supply. The tumors do not need the oxygen supplied by the vessels to survive since they grow by anaerobic metabolism. When Folkman developed angiostatin to diminish blood supply to tumors there was no change in growth and lesions progressed. This confirmed the role of vascularization to the tumor as sources for invasion ...Read more

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What exactly is a vascular mass?

What exactly is a vascular mass?

A growth which has e: A vascular mass means a tumor or growth which has excess of blood flowing through it. It may be a benign tumor of blood vessesl commonly called hemangioma or it can be a cancerous growth, many of which has excess of blood flowing through them. You need to find out from the treating doctor what is the cause of this mass/tumor and what is he/she recommending for diagnosis and treatment? ...Read more

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Why does jejunum become vascular?

Why does jejunum become vascular?

Absorption: Food absorption.
Unless you are referring to pathological over-vasculation? ...Read more