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When was bone cancer discovered?

When was bone cancer discovered?

Morgagni in 1761?: According to the American Cancer Society, the word "cancer" is credited to Hippocrates (460-370 BC). Giovanni Morgagni is credited as the first to use autopsy to diagnose cancer, in 1761. I have no specific in formation on bone cancers, however. There are different types of bone cancer, including osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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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When was breast cancer first discovered?

When was breast cancer first discovered?

Prehistoric: The most ancient medical writers mention it as something that is already familiar. ...Read more

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When was cancer first discovered?

When was cancer first discovered?

Long time ago: There are some egyptian papyri that deal with medical issues. Mostly they have to do with trauma but bone cancer and female organ cancers were mentioned (or at least sounds like they were talking about it). It may have been known for longer but not recognized as such. It was less frequent too. Cancer is more common as we age and people did not live as long in ancient times. ...Read more

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Colon cancer patient . Cea rising on irinotecan . It was started in oct when CEA was 8. Dec cea-9, jan CEA 10. Is this treatment failure ?

Colon cancer patient . Cea rising on irinotecan . It was started in oct when CEA was 8. Dec cea-9, jan CEA 10. Is this treatment failure ?

Not necessarily: Chemotherapy can cause the CEA to rise when started. In addition, that is not a significant rise to make me concerned. Also, one wants to see a trend. Meaning, 8, 10, 15, 20 before one thinks failure. In addition, don't treat a number, treat what can be seen on the CT scan. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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She is 59sept end 2013 we came to know tht she is having colon cancer stage 3.Then 6cchemos were given n in CT no improvement.Cetuximab goi survival?

She is 59sept end 2013 we came to know tht she is having colon cancer stage 3.Then 6cchemos were given n in CT no improvement.Cetuximab goi survival?

Be patient: Colon cancer is a preventable disease and the only treatment for it is surgery chemotherapy can help when the cancer is spread but containing the cancer is the key simply be patient and follow the doctor instruction and pray for the best. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at 54, grandmother had pancreatic cancer at 70 and great aunt had colon cancer at 65. No one else has cancer in my large family. Could I have the brca gene?

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at 54, grandmother had pancreatic cancer at 70 and great aunt had colon cancer at 65. No one else has cancer in my large family. Could I have the brca gene?

Very Low Risk: The risk of having a brca mutation can be estimated at: http://www.Myriadpro.Com/brca-risk-calculator/calc.Html. A woman with ashkenazi jewish heritage and this family history would have about an 8% chance of having a brca mutation. Without ashkenazi heritage the risk drops to 1.5%. The best way to know for sure would be to have your mother see a genetic counselor and consider having testing. ...Read more

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My Dad originally had oesaphageal cancer , he received chemo before surgery but it didnt work..he now has stage 4 cancer in the lungs & major organs..

My Dad originally had oesaphageal cancer , he received chemo before surgery but it didnt work..he now has stage 4 cancer in the lungs & major organs..

Sounds like: a serious problem. Esophageal cancers have poor prognosis in general, because they are difficult to detect early and spread easily to adjacent and distant organs. ...Read more

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I had stage iii-b colon cancer and the tumor was removed surgically. I went to 2 oncologists who suggested different chemos: folfox vs. Capeox. I know that folfox is the standard. Does this mean it's better?

I had stage iii-b colon cancer and the tumor was removed surgically. I went to 2 oncologists who suggested different chemos: folfox vs. Capeox. I know that folfox is the standard. Does this mean it's better?

Equivalent choices: Capox is really an equivalent regimen to folfox. The difference is that the folfox regimen uses a drug (5- fluorouracil) that is given intravenously via a pump, wile the other regimen utilizes Capecitabine which is an oral version of the same drug which is activated preferentially in the tumor cells. There is a slight difference in the schedule, but these are really considered interchangeable. ...Read more

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My Dad was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer at age 54. When should I get my first colonoscopy?

My Dad was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer at age 54. When should I get my first colonoscopy?

At about 44 years: The general rule is to get a colonoscopy about 10 years before the age a relative developed colon cancer. You may wish to monitor occult blood in stool with a FIT test. It would be prudent to discuss these issues with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. My dad had pancreatic cancer. I am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. I'm only 37...?

I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. My dad had pancreatic cancer. I am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. I'm only 37...?

Probably not: Appendix cancer is not part of any men syndrome. Pancreatic cancer can be, but it is a specific type called a neuroendocrine tumor. Likewise, the thyroid cancer in men syndromes is called meduallry carcinoma, which make up only about 10% of all thyroid cancers. ...Read more

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My father was having colorectal cancer & he died because of it. Am i also at risk?

My father was having colorectal cancer & he died because of it. Am i also at risk?

Screening/ family hx: You are at increased risk over the general population and should start colonoscopies screening at age 40 ...Read more

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What % of colon polyps removed come back as being pre-cancerous? My brother has colon cancer, my moms polyps were pre-cancerous. My odds of having?

Colon polyps : There are genetic tests for all varieties of family colon cancers. You may never have another problem, but you need to find out your relatives' type and get tested by a blood test. Look up other sources of familial colon cancer to do research to understand it better. Do not do nothing..Good luck to all of you. ...Read more

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Is the kras gene behind pancreatic cancer & mucinous borderline malignant tumors? My aunt died from pancreatic this yr & i had the mucus tumor-*stg 1a

Is the kras gene behind pancreatic cancer & mucinous borderline malignant tumors? My aunt died from pancreatic this yr & i had the mucus tumor-*stg 1a

Two different types: Your aunt had the garden variety pancreatic cancer, your own tumor was different and it has a much better prognosis than your aunt's cancer. Ras gene is often mutated in pancreatic cancer but, as of now, it has no impact on diagnosis or on treatment of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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If my great aunt had colon cancer at 66, lived to 95 and my grandmother had pancreatic cancer at 72, does this sound like Lynch syndrome?

If my great aunt had colon cancer at 66, lived to 95 and my grandmother had pancreatic cancer at 72, does this sound like Lynch syndrome?

No: You've asked before, right? I'm not sure why you're concerned, but I also honor folks' intuition. It's an easy if perhaps slightly pricey genetic test. If you have decided what you'd do different once you have your answer, ask your physician about it. ...Read more

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I was wondering are precancerious polyps carcinoma in situ?

I was wondering are precancerious polyps carcinoma in situ?

Not necessarily: Most precancerous polyps of the colon are considered adenomas. These can progress to contain areas of severe dysplasia and/or carcinoma in situ which mean that they are one step closer to becoming malignant. ...Read more

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One of my parents had a pancreatic cancer before age 50, does it mean that pancreatic cancer if familial.

One of my parents had a pancreatic cancer before age 50, does it mean that pancreatic cancer if familial.

No: Great question, this is a devastating cancer so i understand your concern. That being said some forms of pancreatic cancers can tend to run in families (very rare) there are rare syndromes called men 1 and men 2 (nothing to do with the sex of a person, the letters stand for something else) that have pancreatic cancer. Google it, however you may want to ask your doctor about genetic counceling. ...Read more

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My husband had a colon tumor removed they got it all but has stage 3 colon cancer 6 of 20 lymph nodes what does this mean?

My husband had a colon tumor removed they got it all but has stage 3 colon cancer 6 of 20 lymph nodes what does this mean?

An excellent website: I am sorry to hear your news. You obviously have been going through a lot. The nih has an excellent, patient friendly website with info about this. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/colon/patient/page2 the site goes on to discuss treatment. He is most likely looking at chemotherapy. Your oncologist should be able to help with the details. Good luck to you both. ...Read more

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Uncle had 3 colon polyps at 49, mother has never had any but their father had colon cancer at 87.No other colon in extended family.Genetic problem?

Uncle had 3 colon polyps at 49, mother has never had any but their father had colon cancer at 87.No other colon in extended family.Genetic problem?

Not likely: A usual indication of hereditary cancer is getting the disease before 40. Since none of your family members developed colon cancer before that age, it is not likely that you are genetically predisposed to it. Do get a screening colonoscopy at age 50. ...Read more

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It was I that has the lymph node my mother died at 46 from breast cancer and my grandmother died at 61 from breast cancer.

It was I that has the lymph node my mother died at 46 from breast cancer and my grandmother died at 61 from breast cancer.

Need Genetic test: If your mother had breast cancer at 46 and grandmother died at 61, you have a very strong family hx of breast cancer suggesting the possibility of a gene mutation. You should undergo a biopsy under ultrasound. Depending on your insurance, you may also be a candidate for BRCA genetic testing. Genetic testing will help determine what type of treatment and screening you should undergo. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more