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What Does It Mean When Ileal Cancer
Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have ileal cancer?
Small bowel cancer: The ileum is what we call the second half of the small bowel- cancer here is rare and unfortunately aggressive. Typically treated with resection and chemotherapy depending on lymph node status and the presence of disease at distant sites (metastasis). Best treated at a cancer center with accreditation by the american college of surgery and/ or the national cancer institute. ...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
Depends on type: Tumors in the ileum may cause intestinal obstruction with resultant swelling of the abdomen, vomiting. Pain etc. Many ileal cancers are lymphomas and there may be lymph node enlargement in the abdomen and elsewhere. Some neuroendocrine tumors may produce flushing and related symptoms of carcinoid syndrome. ...Read more
I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of ileal cancer. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?
Remove the cancer: It is an unusual diagnosis, but if you have cancer in the intestine it needs to be surgically removed. Depending on the type, other treatment such as chemotherapy or immunetherapy might be required. Continuing to stay healthy by working out and eating well will help you recover, but they will not substitute for actual removal of the cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical resection: Again - I suspect that this is a computer generated question: what is the treatment for... I wonder if there are patients out there asking questions, or simply a bunch of docs answering computer generated questions? ...Read more
Usually - yes.: Gleevac is used for the treatment of various cancers, including Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), some cases of Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), or rare cancers like mastocytosis. Other 'pre-cancer' diseases (some myelodysplastic syndromes) and non-cancerous hyper eosinophilia syndrome can be treated with Gleevac. ...Read more
More nodes positive: Breast - more than 10 pos axillary ln or pos. Ln at level iii or axillary and inter mammary ln pos. Or supraclavicular ln pos. Melanoma more than 4 regional ln or matted ln colon tumor invasion through wall, maybe involving adjacent organs with 4 or more regional pos. Ln. ...Read more
Usually no: Constant cough can be due to many things: asthma, allergy, bronchitis, pneumonia. After an episode of bronchitis, persistent coughing can last for several weeks. In only a minority of cases that it is associated with cancer, even in smokers. However, if you have a cough that does not seem to go away (especially if you are a smoker, or has weight loss ect...), you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Cancer mutation: Most cancer cells have this inherent trait or property that they can have dna or chromosomal changes leading to a mutant strain and leading to cancer resistance. That's why cancer is do difficult to eradicate. If we can overcome these mutations by using targeted drugs, we will come close to finding a cure for cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and No: An increase in total white blood cell count has several reason and cancer is just one of them. The most common reason is infection. It can also be due to the use of steroids. Stress can also cause an increase in white cells (but usually modest increase). Finally, yes cancer such as leukemia and lymphoma can be associated with high white cells. ...Read more
No: It does not mean cancer. It, by itself, does not even suggest any illness. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Mammogram: A shadow doesn't absolutely mean or suggest cancer. The radiologist is trained to pick up subtle variations seen on mammogram and will suggest biopsy if the area is concerning enough. Speak with your doctor as well as the radiologist and see what they suggest. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Do you have any open wound, infection, scratches, bites, puncture, suspicious mole etc on your hand area? If you do, the antecubital node swelling could be a reactive process towards the problem on hand. Swollen node can be caused by infection, inflammation, trauma, autoimmune, malignancy etc. If it becomes persistent more than 4-6 weeks-or growing or if u're worried-then see your md for eval. ...Read more
No: In general, childhood cancers are often associated with anemia, which is a low red blood cell count. Polycythemia is the opposite, or a high red blood cell count. Polycythemia is common in newborn infants, and usually goes away on its own. If it persists or is found beyond the newborn period it should be evaluated by a pediatric hematologist, although generally for conditions other than cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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