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Symptoms Of Renal Cell Cancer
It varies: Renal cell carcinoma (rcc) unfortunately is usually asymptomatic until it's advanced stage. If it causes symptoms, it may present as blood in the urine, flank pain. If it spreads to other organs, it can cause problems in those areas including bone pain, shortness or breath, fatigue. Not uncommonly, rcc is picked up incidentally on ct scan of the abdomen but there is no role for ct screening. ...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
What do you suggest if my mother has been diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma with mucinous features. what does this mean?
Many things: Adenocarcinoma means a cancer derived of epithelial cells of glandular origin (not from a gland necessarily). Metastatic means that it has spread. Mucinous features means that the pathologist saw areas of mucin outside the cells, the significance of this depends on how much and where. It being metastatic is probably the most important thing prognostically, but please discuss with oncologist. ...Read more
3.5 years: 3.5 years is the median survival in studies that look at groups of people with angiosarcoma. However, each person with angiosarcoma may do much better or much worse. It depends on where the tumor started, the stage of the tumor at diagnosis, and the age and general health of the person. Sadly, it is a very aggressive type of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artificial question: All cancers are the result of accumulated genetic mutations in a line of cells, and unless you are treated with surgery, radiation and/or evidence-based chemotherapy for lung cancer, it will kill you. The word "homeostasis" is misused by charlatans. Anyone who tells you otherwise, or that they have something that "will restore homeostasis naturally" without scientific rx is deceiving you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CAH: This is due to the lack of an enzyme needed for the adrenals to make cortisol and aldosterone. The body then uses the precursors to make androgen (male hormones) instead. Symptoms for girls: deep voice, abnormal menstruation, early appearance of pubic/armpit hairs, genitials looking both male and female...For boys: deep voice, enlarged penis, small testes, early appearance of pubic, armpit hair... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: It depends on where in the brain it is. Early morning vomiting could be one. Depending on the area it is and the function or surrounding structures of the area will determine the symptoms. The brain in divided into different areas and the symptoms will relate to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean to be diagnosed with carcinoma head of pancreas with liver metastasis (stage iv) how fatal is this disease?
It is very bad News: Pancreatic Cancer is the most dangerous and difficult to treat Cancer there is. Yet there is some treatment available and it is getting slowly better each year. Right now it is a matter of trying to control and extend life by a few months if we are lucky. Treatment is mostly done using chemotherapy drugs for cases like this one who have spread (Metastatic). ...Read more
Progressive delays.: Canavan disease, a genetic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency in one kind of brain cell, is characterized by worsening developmental delays, worsening muscle tone, large head, and mental retardation. It is a devastating disease with degeneration of nerve tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staging system.: To adequately stage a patient one must know the size of the tumor, the presence or absence of lymph node involvement and whether the disease has spread to distant organs such as the lungs or liver. With this information a patient is placed into one of four stages (stages 1, 2, 3, 4). ...Read more
Short of breath: Hemothorax means 'blood surrounding the lung'. Invariably, hemothroax is caused by a major trauma to the rib cage. Multiple rib fractures can bleed (internally) into the pleural space causing the 'hemothorax' which can produce symptoms of: shortness of breath and pain. Usually the blood is drained through a 'chest tube' placed into to pleural space. The prodecure is done by er doctor or surgeon. ...Read more
Vary: This very much depends upon what type of congenital heart disease a patient has and how it behaves it that particular individual. The same form of congenital heart disease such can produce minimal or no symptoms in one patient and can produce symptoms of heart failure in another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Someone I know has Stage 3 Liver Cancer, but it's "in remission." What does that mean? What is their outlook on life.They have to get liver transplant
Liver cancer: Can be a very serious illness. If it is "in remission", then there is usually no evidence of cancer currently, although there is a high rate of recurrence regardless. If the patient is being considered for a liver transplant, there is probably no evidence of cancer growth seen at this time. The long-term prognosis depends on many factors, and it is impossible to comment on that here. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Neutropenia means low numbers of white blood cells. One of the many causes of neutropenia is bone marrow failure due to leukemia or a condition called myelodysplastic syndrome(mds). A good hematologist can check you and guide you to find the cause and a solution with proper treatment. ...Read more
Here are some...: On average, some 40% of patients with PKD, by age 60, will not have kidney failure, which is the worst risk to life. But, a basket of gifts from healthy lifestyle without overindulgence + available good medical advice + willingness to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty + hope to get kidney transplant will render patients the best possible help and hope. Best wish... ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the severity of alzheimer's disease. It it is advanced, it may be better not to do an operation or chemotherapy because that may not prolong patient's life and would cause him/her lot of discomfort. If the patient would still understand the treatment's side-effects, it is possible to treat him/her as somebody who does not have alzheimer's disease. ...Read more
What issues can occur with someone with stage 4 breast cancer with mets to the brain and now bilateral pneumonia? What are signs of it worsening?
Decompensation: The symptoms of brain metastases vary depending upon the location of these lesions. When there are pulmonary changes, you must be ceratin they are not due to cancer in the lungs. Pneumonia may respond to a course on antibiotics while lung metastases will not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shorter than average: It depends on the type and severity of the sickle cell anemia that you have and all complications related to the sickle cell anemia- i.e.Acute chest syndrome, strokes, avn, mi, etc. The life expectancy is unfortunately shorter than average population- in hb ss sickle cell anemia- on average it's around 40- 50 yrs of age. The more severe and more complications - the shorter the life span would be. ...Read more
Zero: Deadly without therapy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer (Definition)
A type of cancer where there is the uncontrolled growth of the cells of the kidney, leading to urinary changes, abdominal pain, and weight loss. ...Read more
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