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Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast?

Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast?

This sounds like: Radiology calling. It should be the radiologist deciding, but the contrast tends to identify vessels, and some tumors "flush" with contrast. The contrast is iodine based. One wants to see vessels in venous phase in a kidney tumor, and looking for metastasis to liver and lung. I vote for contrast. ...Read more

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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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Squamous cell carcinoma, no skincancer. Normal x ray/ct Scan of lungs/abdomen/breasts/Colon. Metastasis in lymphnodes under armpits/collarbone. Cough, weightloss, SOB. Ex smoker, Nicorette addict. No primary tumour found. What type of cancer?

Squamous cell carcinoma, no skincancer. Normal x ray/ct Scan of lungs/abdomen/breasts/Colon. Metastasis in lymphnodes under armpits/collarbone. Cough, weightloss, SOB. Ex smoker, Nicorette addict. No primary tumour found. What type of cancer?

Squamous: Disseminated squamous cell carcinomas with no obvious primary often are ultimately found to have arisen in the nasal sinuses. There are even protocols for treating "squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary". We may still have something to offer that's worthwhile. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What kind of cancers or health issues can be found with abdominal CAT scan with dye?

What kind of cancers or health issues can be found with abdominal CAT scan with dye?

Many, many: Abnormalities, including cancers, inflammatory disorders, vascular problems, congenital abnormalities, post traumatic abnormalities, bowel obstruction and multiple other things too numerous to list. ...Read more

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I noticed a white snot type material on a bowel movent. Having colonoscopy. Does this automatically mean cancer? Have little boy don't want to die!

I noticed a white snot type material on a bowel movent. Having colonoscopy. Does this automatically mean cancer? Have little boy don't want to die!

No-most likely not: Sometimes, you can have mucous material on your bowel movement. It does not mean cancer. Inflammation, infection can give you that. You are too young to have colon cancer-unless you have a very significant family history with colon cancer or other cancers younger than age 40. Eat well balanced diet, exercise, no smoking, no alcohol and get cancer appropriate screening test- that is what you need. ...Read more

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Help please! Is cirrhosis of the liver a type of cancer?

Cirrhosis of: The liver is not cancer, but predisposed to primary liver cancer, regardless of cause of the cirrhosis (not all is alcohol). ...Read more

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Can lymphoma spread to the liver and kidneys? If not, what type of cancer does spread this way?

Can lymphoma spread to the liver and kidneys? If not, what type of cancer does spread this way?

Yes: Lymphoma can indeed involve the kidneys but more commonly, the liver. Multiple other malignancies (colon, pancreatic) can also metastasize to the liver but less frequently to the kidneys. ...Read more

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What type of bacteria can lead to bowel cancer?

What type of bacteria can lead to bowel cancer?

Colon Cancer: There is no direct evidence linking bacterial growth with colon cancer; risk factors traditionally include lack of fiber intake, high fat content in the diet, certain hereditary conditions and family history of the diseases. Some evidence suggests Aspirin can also reduce the risk of colon cancer. Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease impart an increased risk of cancer. ...Read more

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I am 26, never had sexual intercourse, regular heavy bleeding ; can't eat, bloating kind of feeling with heaviness in stomach, can it be ovarian cancer?

I am 26, never had sexual intercourse, regular heavy bleeding ; can't eat, bloating kind of feeling with heaviness in stomach, can it be ovarian cancer?

Yes: Anything could be causing this, but jumping to ovarian cancer is a bit of a stretch. More likely related to hormonal surges. Also infections or inflammation can do it. If it persists, consider seeing your gynecologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of tests do I need to take to test to check for stomach cancer?

What kind of tests do I need to take to test to check for stomach cancer?

Endoscopy: There are no blood tests etc, that can be used to check for stomach cancer. In the us, the only test that can check for stomach cancer is an upper endoscopy. In this procedure, a thin scope is placed down the mouth and into the stomach. A gastroenterologist then closely examines the entire stomach and biopsies any suspicious areas. ...Read more

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Pellet stools covered in mucus with blood. Always lots of mucus with this kind of stool. Is this. Bowel cancer?

Pellet stools covered in mucus with blood. Always lots of mucus with this kind of stool. Is this. Bowel cancer?

Probable IBS: The finding of pellet like stools frequently covered with mucus and sometimes some blood is more indicative of irritable bowel syndrome than malignancy where small stools are frequently narrowed due to bowel obstruction rather than pellet shaped. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder. The cause is not known. If symptoms persist colonoscopy indicated. ...Read more

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If a person has cancer (of any kind), like stomach, or esophagus, will their blood tests at a checkup be great & normal? OR show indication of sickness?

If a person has cancer (of any kind), like stomach, or esophagus, will their blood tests at a checkup be great & normal? OR show indication of sickness?

Blood test may be: Normal. Blood tests usually do not detect cancers. Secondary effects of cancer may show in a blood test, such as anemia. A normal regular blood tests does not rule out cancer and an abnormal test does not mean cancer. Each cancer has its own diagnostic tests, and most require a biopsy reading by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What kind of physician do I need to find to do a thorough exam? Which includes blood tests for cancer? Liver pancreas problems or colon and kidn

What kind of physician do I need to find to do a thorough exam? Which includes blood tests for cancer? Liver pancreas problems or colon and kidn

Medicine/Family med: A primary care physician, that may be an internal medicine doctor, or family medicine doctor would be a good person to start with. ...Read more

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What kind of things make a person with pancreatic and liver cancer vomit after eating small amounts of foods? There are no allergies.

What kind of things make a person with pancreatic and liver cancer vomit after eating small amounts of foods? There are no allergies.

Many possible causes: In advanced cancer stages, specifically gastrointestinal, mechanical obstruction, biochemical abnormalities and drug side effects are prominent amongst many others. Ask about Palliative Care or hospice as different levels of care with focus on symptoms. ...Read more

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58 Years old diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer and spread to liver with 7+cm tumor and lesions in the lung. What kind of life expectancy?

58 Years old diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer and spread to liver with 7+cm tumor and lesions in the lung. What kind of life expectancy?

It Depends: Recent progress in genetic typing of individual Colon Ca tumors and genetic specific tumor drugs is leading to better understanding of likelihood of treatment success. See: https://www. Researchgate. Net/profile/Arun_Azad/publication/246837094_Predicting_the_response_to_targeted_therapy_in_metastatic_colorectal_cancer/links/5419c4180cf2218008bf9f8a.pdf
I recommend getting into a clinical trial. ...Read more

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What kind of bowel cancer screening is better for mom? Fecal occult bool test or sigmoidoscopy? (52yrs, smokes 2-3 cigs a day.) no symptoms so far.

What kind of bowel cancer screening is better for mom? Fecal occult bool test or sigmoidoscopy? (52yrs, smokes 2-3 cigs a day.) no symptoms so far.

See below: Here's a link to the cdc guidelines. There's a role in screening for fobt, sigmoidoscopy, and full colonoscopy. They each have risks/benefits and differ also in cost as well as the recommended interval between testing. Here's the link: http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/screening/guidelines. Htm. ...Read more

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I am scared that I may have colon cancer or some type of bowel cancer. What do you recommend?

I am scared that I may have colon cancer or some type of bowel cancer. What do you recommend?

Some tests: You don't mention symptoms, but a good start would be a test for occult blood and a cytology exam of the stool. These are very simple tests and are done on an out-patient basis.
This may lead to further testing/scans.
Seek an exam/consultation with a qualified professional to begin the process. ...Read more

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Which type of liquid food is good for those who got stomach cancer?

Which type of liquid food is good for those who got stomach cancer?

Liquid food: No specific liquid is reccomended but if the patient is malnurished there are liquid products such as "ensure" that have nutrients found in regular food. Also liquid protein products like "boost" and others can also be used. ...Read more

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Our priest has stomach cancer, What can you tell me about this type of cancer?

Our priest has stomach cancer, What can you tell me about this type of cancer?

Stomach cancer: Cancer of upper GI tract (esophageal, stomach, duodenum and pancreas) have usually spread before diagnosis and carry a poor prognosis. Your priest will probably see our Lord before you and I, so it's a good time for open dialogue and sharing about the end times... You can review details from the Mayo Clinic website... ...Read more

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My dad has a large flat polyp on his large bowel. Are these type of polyps more prone to cancer?

My dad has a large flat polyp on his large bowel. Are these type of polyps more prone to cancer?

Yes they do: Yes they have malignant potential, 40 % villous adenomas are malignant, bigger the the size greater the chances of being cancer in it. Speak to the doctor (with your dad s permission) get it biopsied if it is not done for removal. ...Read more

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Endoscopy results incomplete focal intestinal metaplasia stomach. Concerned with incomplete type as I read that type is more likely to become cancer?

Endoscopy results incomplete focal intestinal metaplasia stomach. Concerned with incomplete type as I read that type is more likely to become cancer?

Reactive process: Intestinal metaplasia of any degree is a benign process in responsese to chronic irritation or inflammation such as chronic gastritis. It may predispose to cancer at certain sites if it persist s for a long time like in Barrett's esophagus ...Read more

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What percentage of patients with any type any quantity of intestinal metaplasia of the stomach or esophagus ever advance to cancer?

What percentage of patients with any type any quantity of intestinal metaplasia of the stomach or esophagus ever advance to cancer?

Intestinal metaplasi: Depends on type of metaplasia, also if H pylori positive (please get checked and treated) Metaplasia can be reversed with eradication of H pylori and reduction of risk factors-high salt intake, alcohol, smoking, bile acid reflux as may adding Vit C antioxidants to diet.. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1773527/. From 0.1% to 0.9% (1/1000 to 9/1000) progress. ...Read more

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Focal intestinal metaplasia in stomach. Pathologist said it is Incomplete type-what is chance turn to cancer? When follow-up by endoscopy recommend?

Focal intestinal metaplasia in stomach. Pathologist said it is Incomplete type-what is chance turn to cancer? When follow-up by endoscopy recommend?

Endoscopy to be done: Yes. Focal intestinal metaplasia may progress to gastric cancer. But real percentage of becoming cancer would be low, in the United States. Asian ancestry and non-caucasian population should be more concerned. Follow-up endoscopy and biopsy (and mapping) are recommended at least once a year or every two years. ...Read more

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Is advanced G3 stomach cancer, type-Lauren and signet cell, which has spread only to pancreas cureable? If so, what's the best chemo to get rid of it?

Is advanced G3 stomach cancer, type-Lauren and signet cell, which has spread only to pancreas cureable? If so, what's the best chemo to get rid of it?

Ask his Oncologist: This is a question which requires you (patient) to visit with a medical Oncologist who can then guide you about prognosis and the choice of chemotherapy which may help the patient. It may still be curable but the odds of more trouble ahead are high and should be kept in mind as we do not have very good chemotherapy for treatiig advanced stomach cancer. ...Read more

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Is AFP included on a complete metabolic panel? Or is a separate blood test? Is AFP elevated for liver cancer only or any type of liver mass?

Is AFP included on a complete metabolic panel? Or is a separate blood test? Is AFP elevated for liver cancer only or any type of liver mass?

AFP not on CMP: Hi. No, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is not on a comprehencive metabolic panel (CMP). AFP can be run on same tube if sample size is adequate, but it is a completely separate test. AFP elevation is NOT specific for liver cancer, and can be seen in other liver diseases and other cancers. Good luck! ...Read more

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What type of bowel movements should be expected with a stent put in for colon cancer?

What type of bowel movements should be expected with a stent put in for colon cancer?

Depends on location: If the obstruction being treated if up in the colon and successfully opens up the blockage, the bowel movements may be normal. If the stent is in the rectum, close to the anus, the stools will likely be more thin than normal. ...Read more

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H pylori negative. No dysplasia. Chronic gastritis. What followup need for focal intestinal metaplasia stomach, incomplete type? Worried abt cancer

H pylori negative. No dysplasia. Chronic gastritis. What followup need for focal intestinal metaplasia stomach, incomplete type? Worried abt cancer

Endoscopy & bx: Chronic atrophic gastritis with or without intestinal metaplasia can in the long term predispose to gastric cancer. Follow up by repeat gastroscopy with biopsy at 6-12 months can catch any such complication early ...Read more

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Mild chronic gastritis, non hpylori GERD since 09 hyperplasia since may 2012 type a blood. Should I be worried about stomach cancer.

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Mild chronic gastritis, non hpylori GERD since 09 hyperplasia since may 2012 type a blood. Should I be worried about stomach cancer.

No: Worrying is not going to do much good. You should take Prilosec 40 mg. At night for 3 months. It will help. ...Read more