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What is esophogeal cancer?

What is esophogeal cancer?

Malignant tumor: Esophageal cancer is fairly infrequent malignant tumor of the esophagus. It is ~ #9 cancer in the US. It is most frequently seen in patients who have strong history of alcohol abuse. Smoking predisposes to it as well. Acid reflux is another contributing factor. There are different types of esophageal cancer (squamous one and adenocarcinoma). It tends to spread quickly and early. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What is stomach cancer?

What is stomach cancer?

A serious disease.: Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of the lining of the stomach. It can cause pain and bleeding. If caught early, stomach cancer can be treated by surgically removing the cancer, along with some normal stomach. Stomach cancer can grow quite quickly and move to other organs, at which time it is usually incurable. ...Read more

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What is pancreatic cancer?

What is pancreatic cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of cells that has escaped normal mechanisms of control that exists in the body to control cell growth and repair damage that may have occurred in the dna of a cell. If this happens to be in the pancrease, (pancrelipase) we call it pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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What is intestinal cancer?

What is intestinal cancer?

Varies: Gastrointestinal cancer is most often a type called adenocarcinoma. It can affect the stomach sometimes, small intestine rarely, and colon (large intestine) most often. It is usually treated with combination therapy with surgery, medical oncology such as chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation therapy. It does run in some families. ...Read more

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What is gastrointestinal cancer?

What is gastrointestinal cancer?

GI cancers: Occur in the tubes and organs associated with digestion and elimination. It begins at the esphagus, then stomach, small gut (duodenum, jejunum, ileum), then colon and rectum & anus. The pancreas and bile ducts, gall bladder included. The derangements causing cancers can cause these organs to malfunction, and the cells populate other organs. ...Read more

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What is gastric ulcer?

What is gastric ulcer?

GASTRIC ULCER: Gastric ulcer is an ulcer in stomach.It is caused by an imbalance of pepsin and stomach acid and gastric lining.Can be caused by Aspirin or drugs like ibuprophen, h pylori infection, chronic gastritis, smoking and cancer.It causes pain which may be relieved with antiacids.It is diagnosed by endoscopy and treated with antibiotics if h pylori is positive along with acid supression, or just acid supressi. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer?

Cancer of the colon: Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine). Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). There are estimated 103, 170 (colon); 40, 290 (rectal) new cases and 51, 690 (colon and rectal combined) deaths from colon cancer in us in 2012. Screening with colonoscopy started at age of 50. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer?

What is colon cancer?

Cancers: Cancers are abnormal, rapidly growing cells that do not know when to stop growing. These abnormal cells can damage local tissues, can attach to nearby organs or structures, can spread to lymph nodes, or can spread to other organs through the blood stream. Their growth damages what they are attached to, and often cancers encourage new blood flow to themselves. Cancer can grow in the colon. ...Read more

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What is colon malignancy?

What is colon malignancy?

Type of cancer: The most common colon malignancy is an adenocarcinoma. These usually arise from a pre-existing polyp called an adenoma. These tumors require surgical resection and possibly further treatment depending on the stage of the tumor which depends on depth of invasion as well as lymph node status and whether or not there is a metastasis. ...Read more

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What is exactly is barrett's esophagus?

What is exactly is barrett's esophagus?

Metaplastic change: Dr edmison is correct. The clinical importance is that this metaplastic change increasing one's risk for esophageal carcinoma. ...Read more

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What is my stomach cancer stage?

What is my stomach cancer stage?

Cancer cell spread: The stage of stomach cancer depends on how far cancer cells have spread or invaded. This can be stages 0, i, ii, iii, or iv. Stage 0 is very early disease that has not spread. Stage i is minimal or local invasion. Stages ii and iii are more invasive. Stage IV is metastatic or has spread to tissues, lymph nodes, or other organs further from the original tumor. ...Read more

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What is the reason that pancreatic cancer is incurable?

What is the reason that pancreatic cancer is  incurable?

It is not incurable: Sometimes it is curable. It depends on what type of cancer it is (some have a better cure rate than others) also it depends on the location of the cancer and how it was diagnosed. Pancreas cancer is notorious for being discovered late because of a lack of symptoms. If it has invaded blood vessels, other organs or distant lymphnodes the chance of cure is very poor. Also most patients would... ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for esophageal cancer?

What is the prognosis for esophageal cancer?

Depends..: On what stage it's found at. Earlier stages that don't show any spread of the cancer can be cured with surgery. Once the cancer has spread, the prognosis worsens. When it has spread to other organs, the chance for cure becomes very low with chemoradiation alone. 5 year survival rates for those without spread is about 37%. If it has spread to the lymph nodes, 18%. To other organ, 3%. ...Read more

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What stage colon cancer is pt4a pn1c?

What stage colon cancer is pt4a pn1c?

T4aN1c M?: Any evidence of spreading to other organ? If no spread- t4an1 means- stage 3b cancer. If evidence of sprading to other organ- it is a stage 4. ...Read more

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What is Adenocarcinoma?

What is Adenocarcinoma?

Cancer: Specifically, one that arises in the business cells of a gland. ...Read more

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What is staging for pancreatic cancer?

What is staging for pancreatic cancer?

Tumor size & spread.: Stage i: the cancer is not touching the major blood vessels near the pancreas. Stage ii: the cancer extends beyond the pancreas, or the cancer has spread to a nearby lymph node. Stage iii: the cancer has wrapped around the major blood vessels near the pancreas. Stage iv: the cancer has spread to other organs. Surgery is usually not recommended for stage iii or IV tumors, but there are exceptions. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer is mucinous adenocarcinoma? Is it treatable?

What kind of cancer is mucinous adenocarcinoma? Is it treatable?

Adenocarcinoma: A mucinous adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that arises from mucin producing epithelium. This type of cancer can occur in different organs. The treatment and prognosis will depend on the specific site / organ involved. Your oncologist will be the best person to advise you on your specific type. ...Read more

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What is aggressive gallbladder cancer?

What is aggressive gallbladder cancer?

Gall bladder cancer : Gall bladder cancer can be locally advanced involving other surrounding organs or spread to blood stream to other organs. Prognosis in this situation is poor. ...Read more

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What is a gastric antral nodule?

What is a gastric antral nodule?

Gastric nodule: The gastic antrum is the distal part of the stomach, right before it empties into the duodenum. A nodule is a small mass. Not enough information to go much further....benign polyps are common here, but you should speak to your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

Rare: Duodenal cancer is quite rare. Prognosis depends on how early it was found and if it can be completely removed surgically. Prognosis can be highly variable from one person to another depending on stage of when he cancer was found. Hard to know without further clinical detailed information. ...Read more

Gastric (Definition)

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