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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
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
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
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
Clinical trials for: Many cancers use the 5 yr survival for a benchmark. As with most statistics from trials, they report on a group rather than individuals. 5 yr is no t a good endpoint for prostate: it needs 10 & 15 year data, but 5 yrs is often used with lung, breat and colorectal. These cancers comprise 80% of cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Confined cancer,,: Cancer"in situ" is cancer that's confined to an area like the skin or the colon and it hasn't broken through the membrane that's containing it. That means it can be fully removed without any left behind. So if it's treated at this stage, it can be cured. It's wise to do check ups in case there's recurrence but that particular cancer would be cured, so get treated while a cure is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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