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What is prognosis for high grade abdominal sarcoma ?

What is prognosis for high grade abdominal sarcoma ?

Depends: This will depend in the size of the tumor, was it resectable? Even if it was radiation is needed for high grade tumors. Even with the best case features these are aggressive and can recur or spread. So prognosis will depend on every factor i asked about including whether there has already been any spread of the sarcoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Sarcoma (Definition)

By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more


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What is the survival rate for stage II low grade ovarian cancer?

What is the survival rate for stage II low grade ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The survival rate for completely staged, completely cytoreduced, treated with chemotherapy after surgery stage ii disease is >80% at 5 years. Without all of those qualifications, it is about 65% at five years. This means if 3 women have the disease, one will die before five years and 2 will be living at 5 years. ...Read more

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How bad is diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma high grade?

How bad is diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma high grade?

Depends: Not all breast cancers are the same and many other factors help to predict better or poorer outcomes such as tumor grade, # of positive lymph nodes, estrogen receptor status, her2neu status, etc. A score called oncotype DX based on genetic profiling of the cancer helps define prognosis also and tailor decisions as to the best and most beneficial treatment to use. ...Read more

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I need to know what is treatment for extensive high grade ductile carcinoma in situ?

I need to know what is treatment for extensive high grade ductile carcinoma in situ?

Excision and XRT: The standard treatment for high grade dcis is complete excision of the abnormal area(calcification and any palpaable tumor) followed by radiotherapy on recovery from surgery. It is best to then take tamoxifen as adjuvant therapy for 5 years. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is low grade lymphoma and is it treated with chemo?

What is low grade lymphoma and is it treated with chemo?

Many types...: Lymphoma consists of >50 subtypes. Lymphoma can be divided/dichotomized into groups such as: 1) hodgkin lymphoma (hl)/non-hl (nhl), 2) t-/b-cell, 3) agressive/indolent. There are other divisions, but that is a start. "low grade" or indolent lymphomas can be multiple subtypes. The most common is follicular lymphoma. Treatment options range from "active observation" to Rituximab to chemo to sct. ...Read more

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What is the cure for high grade nonhodgkin lymphoma ?

What is the cure for high grade nonhodgkin lymphoma ?

They're curable!: In fact higher grades more curable than indolent nodular lymphomas, but rates help you little. You need to know stage and cell types. Some are managed with chemotherapy alone, some add radiotherapy. But the big ideas: retuximab for b-cell + bone marrow / stem cell transplants. Age and hardiness also important. Indolent nhl not cured, but protracted survival the norm. ...Read more

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What does endometrioid carcinoma well differentiated nuclear grade 2 mean? treatment and chance of survival?

What does endometrioid carcinoma  well differentiated nuclear grade 2 mean? treatment and chance of survival?

Endometrial cancer: this is a type of endometrial cancer. The 2 refers to the fact the cancer does not respond to estrogen. Well differentiated means the cells are similar to normal cells and this is usually a good sign. Cancer that is more atypical or less different than the normal cells is usually of more concern. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (gbm)?

What is the best treatment for grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (gbm)?

Sgy,Xrt,ctx: Remove as much as possible and then follow up with radiation and pill form chemotherapy. Some additional infusion all ctx can be used also. Temazolamide and about six weeks of radiation are standard. Avastin (bevacizumab) shows promise as well. ...Read more

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What is low grade lymphoma, plus how is it treated?

What is low grade lymphoma, plus how is it treated?

See below...: Generally speaking, lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs in lymph nodes and other organs containing lymphoid tissue. Low grade lymphoma is a category that encompasses several types of lymphoma that are not aggressive and usually behave in a mild manner. Many times these low-grade lymphomas are not even treated (watchful waiting) but other times chemotherapy is necessary. ...Read more

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What is atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor and what is the survival rate for children 3 and older?

What is atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor and what is the survival rate for children 3 and older?

Malignantbrain tumor: Malignant brain tumor more commonly diagnosed in the childhood usually localized in cerebellum so commonly children will have walking unsteadiness, headaches irritabilty survival rate varies with age of child, amount of tumor left behind and metastases. Although survival is less than 15 % at 2 years for children less than 3. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a 65 white male diagnosed with stage 2 b-cell lymphoma?

Need to know subtype: The prognosis for patients with lymphoma is highly dependent on the subtype of lymphoma which they have. For diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, the most common lymphoma in north america the prognosis for stage ii is excellent with a good chance of cure. For follicular lymphoma, the 2nd most common nodal lymphoma the prognosis is also quite good. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for grade2 faty liver?

What is the treatment for grade2 faty liver?

Dramatic weight loss: Fatty liver comes from obesity and diabetes. In some cases, it is reasonable to consider weight loss surgery if that is the cause. All conditions melt away. ...Read more

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What is the general prognosis for a grade 3 Astrocytoma and rate of recurrence with modern day diagnosis?

What is the general prognosis for a grade 3 Astrocytoma and rate of recurrence with modern day diagnosis?

Less than 27%: Astrocytoma, a form of glioma is found predominantly in children and young adult, but can occur at any age. Grade III astrocytoma is predominantly anaplastic type with 5 year survival of less than 27%. ...Read more

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What does the grade of a glioblastoma tumor indicate?

What does the grade of a glioblastoma tumor indicate?

Tumor grading: Grading of tumors is a way of "standardizing" the type of cancer, and thereby improving consistency of treatment between treating doctors/institutions. In gliomas as in other sites, a higher grade also implies a more aggressive tumor and potentially a poorer prognosis. However, some high grade tumors can be curable, whereas low grade tumors tend to linger but not respond to treatments. ...Read more

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What are the best chemotherapy center for high grade non hodgkin lymphoma ?

What are the best chemotherapy center for high grade non hodgkin lymphoma ?

Depends on location: High grade nhl is curable and should be evaluated & treated at a center with experience. However, the treatment may be 4-6 months long and patient will also need family/caregiver support. If the diagnosis is confirmed, subtype properly identified and adequately staged treatment may be safely and skillfully delivered at local or regional cancer center. Access to clinical trials is very helpful. ...Read more

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How is low grade lymphoma usually treated?

How is low grade lymphoma usually treated?

Still controversial: Current thinking is that if in early stages, it may be ok to just follow since it is so slow growing. May not cause a problem for years. If more advanced, currently chemotherapy combined with immune therapy (usually a monoclonal antibody called rituximab) is used. Most patients can achieve remission but the disease is currently not considered curable. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the survival rate for stage 2 a breast cancer?

Please help! what is the survival rate for stage 2 a breast cancer?

Breast Cancer.: According to the american cancer society the 5 year relative survival rate for stage 1 is 100%, stage ii- 93%, stage iii is 72% and stage IV is 22%. ...Read more

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What are considered high grade features for chromophobe renal cancer?

What are considered high grade features for chromophobe renal cancer?

See pathology report: Am. J. Surg. Path 2011 deals with unfavorable features and while traditional grading systems have been tried, the latest work shows that only necrosis, sarcomatoid features, being quite large, and having tumor in small vessels warn of a less favorable prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from low WBC after chemotherapy (r-cvp for stage 2 diffuse large b-cell lymphoma) for a very elderly (85y) patient?

It depends.: R-cvp is a relatively milder regimen and therefore it does not usually result in very low wbcs. In general, modest decrease in WBC is expected and is not associated with higher risk for infections unless WBC become very low with neutrophil count below 500. If this is the case, you doctor may decide to use a growth factor given after chemotherapy to stimulate your bone marrow to produced wbcs. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more