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My husband is diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the right lung with alk & egfr mutations; stage 3b what is the prognosis and life?

My husband is diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the right lung with alk & egfr mutations; stage 3b what is the prognosis and life?

Fair: It is extremely unusual to have both mutations. They are mutually exclusive. Patients that do carry one of these mutations are eligible for various medications that target these mutations. Crizonitib for alk and tarceva (erlotinib) for egfr and new agent recently to the market. These new finding have improved the prognosis. Other factors do enter in. Age, ps, smoking history if any, wt. Loss, etc. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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My fil,68 yrs,biopsy report stating "well differentiated papillary adenocarcinoma" @ rectosigmoid junction. Dr suggests surgery -R we doing right ?

My fil,68 yrs,biopsy report stating "well differentiated papillary adenocarcinoma" @ rectosigmoid junction.  Dr suggests surgery  -R we doing right ?

Sounds right: With the limited information you have provided, it appears he has cancer of that portion of his colon. Surgery is usually the definitive treatment for such. Good luck. ...Read more

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Biopsy: "sigmoid colon, well differentiated adenocarcinoma, grade i" does this indicate that the tumor won't probably metastasize? Triphasic CT shows a lesion in the liver (1cm) as well.

Biopsy: "sigmoid colon, well differentiated adenocarcinoma, grade i" does this indicate that the tumor won't probably metastasize? Triphasic CT shows a lesion in the liver (1cm) as well.

Grade 1 is a good: Sign, but nothing is guaranteed. Need to further understand the liver lesion as well. Work with the medical team to put together the best treatment plan for the individual patient situation. ...Read more

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30 year old female, stage iii-b well differentiated adenocarcinoma in sigmoid colon 4 lymph nodes affected was surgically removed. What's better xelox or folfox for chemo? And why?

30 year old female, stage iii-b well differentiated adenocarcinoma in sigmoid colon 4 lymph nodes affected was surgically removed. What's better xelox or folfox for chemo? And why?

Trust oncologist: 30 yr old stage iii b needs all that is needed to prevent recurrence , both drugs have oxaplatin , folfox has 5 fu & Folic Acid , xelox has Capecitabine , all comparative studies showed almost equal results, please rely and trust your oncologist advise , as therapies are changing so fast for good , will encourage if you want to take a second opinion good luck ...Read more

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What has to be performed in order for the results to show a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma?

Biopsy: but that result is a simple biopsy, making regular slides and regular coloring of it and looking under the microscope. Identical technology from the 19th century. ...Read more

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Is it possible for differentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma to be cured?

Yes: endometrial cancer which begins in the endometrial mucosa, before invading myometrium or muscle of uterus is virtually 100% cureable. Even if D&C shows tumor cells spreading to blood stream this is not metastasis but cells pushed by curettage into the blood. Even early muscle invasion followed by hysterectomy with node diss. can be cured. ...Read more

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What can be done for poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma arising in the setting of intestinal metaplasia?

CUP?: Cancer 1-2-3 -- 1) diagnosis -- we know cancer , but what kind? May need additional information -- is this a colon polyp, now cancer or what? Pathologist can help and may need special testing. 7% of cancers have know known primary (cup or upc). 2) staging and prognostic factors. 3) treatment. Need all of the pieces of the puzzle before treating. ...Read more

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The biopsy results says invasive moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. Please what does this means and what is the medical cure for this?

What organ?: The report you described means cancer. The treatment depends on the stage of the tumor and organ affected. It is not an issue for self treatment, please see your doctor. ...Read more

Differentiated (Definition)

The process by which cells become progressively more specialized; a normal process through which cells mature. This process of specialization for the cell comes at the expense of its breadth of potential. Stem cells can, for example, differentiate into secretory ...Read more


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Adenocarcinoma (Definition)

Adenocarcinomas arise from glandular or secretory tissues. They are the common type of tumors (as opposed to sarcomas, from connective tissue) and include the common types colon, lung, ...Read more