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Where does the prostate cancer spread on our body?

Where does the prostate cancer spread on our body?

It depends: Not all prostate cancer behaves the same way. However, it can spread to lymph nodes, bones, liver, lungs and brain. ...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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How does breast cancer spread into the rest of the body?

How does breast cancer spread into the rest of the body?

3 Basic Ways: Breast cancer can spread in 3 basic ways - it can grow larger and larger, invading into the skin or muscle; it can invade into the blood vessels and then travel to other areas of the body (most commonly liver, lungs, bone and brain), and it can invade into the lymphatic vessels and travel to the lymph nodes under the arm and other areas of the body. ...Read more

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Will the cancer spread to other parts of my body?

Will the cancer spread to other parts of my body?

We hope not.: What makes a cancer "evil" is the ability of cancer cells to travel outside of the organ where they arose and take over another organ; this is how cancer can be life-threatening. In advanced cases of cancer, we can identify these "invaders", but most often, these cells are present but undetectable. The stage of the cancer gives us an estimate of this probability, leading to the rec for chemorx. ...Read more

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Does small cell lung cancer go anywhere in the body or just the brain?

Does small cell lung cancer go anywhere in the body or just the brain?

Can go anywhere: Sclc is particularly notorious for spreading quickly and widely. The brain is one common place for sclc to spread, but it can spread almost anywhere in the body. The liver, bone, adrenal glands, and brain are the most common sites. ...Read more

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Why do breast cancer cells break away from the tumor and spread to other ograns of the body?

Why do breast cancer cells break away from the tumor and spread to other ograns of the body?

The Nature of Cancer: What makes a tumor malignant is the potential to break away from its organ of origin and take up residence in another one. Some cancer cells are better than others at travelling; others have more of a tendency to travel the longer they have been untreated. If we really understood the "why" part, we would be that much closer to curing all cancer. ...Read more

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How do cancerous cells spread from the lungs to the other parts of the body?

How do cancerous cells spread from the lungs to the other parts of the body?

Ways to spread: Hematologic and lymphatic spread- i.e. Through the blood and lymphatic organ. Also, can spread directly- with direct invasion to the adjacent organ. ...Read more

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How is skin cancer spread through the body?

How is skin cancer spread through the body?

Skin cancer spread: Skin cancer can spread via local extension. A basal cell carcinoma given enough time, can spread around nerve endings and other structures deep into vital territory and cause loss of the eye and even spread to the brain in very rare cases. Other tumors such as melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma can invade lymphatic vessels and blood vessels and spread to other organs. ...Read more

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Does rai normally eradicate the cancer cells in metastatic sites of papillary thyroid carcinoma? Or does it only reduce the tumors in these sites?

Does rai normally eradicate the cancer cells in metastatic sites of papillary thyroid carcinoma? Or does it only reduce the tumors in these sites?

Eradicate: Rai can eradicate thyroid cancer cells from distant sites such as the lung or bone. It may not be completely effective with everyone, however, as some tumor cells at these distant sites have lost the ability to take up the iodine like normal thyroid cells can. In such cases, repeat and/or higher doses may be required. ...Read more

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Can the body heal brain cancer on its own?

Can the body heal brain cancer on its own?

No: Although one can always hope for a medical miracle, and i would never say never, in general treatment of a malignant brain tumor needs therapy. ...Read more

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How does melanoma spread throughout the body?

How does melanoma spread throughout the body?

Via blood and lymph: Like other cancers, melanomas spread (metastasize) via 2 pathways. First, via the lymph system, where the tumor gets caught in lymph nodes. Sentinel node biopsy is helpful to determine lymph node involvement. Next, it can spread via the blood. That's how melanoma can go from your skin anywhere to the brain, lung, liver, etc. It's propensity to do this makes melanoma so dangerous. ...Read more

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When prostate cancer has spread around the outer part of the prostate is it serious what's the survival rate? Can it be removed? Surgery?

When prostate cancer has spread around the outer part of the prostate is it serious what's the survival rate? Can it be removed? Surgery?

Depends : Depends on the stage of the cancer and where it has spread ,it might be serious if spread to certain parts like liver,lungs,brain. Five year survival rate is over 90% but if the disease has metastatic un hopefully the rate drops into 30% ...Read more

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Does brain cancer ever spread to the lungs?

Does brain cancer ever spread to the lungs?

Almost never: Tumors that start in the brain (such as glioma- the most common primary tumor ) almost never metastasize outside the brain, to the extent that they are reportable as case reports. ...Read more

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Does neuroblastoma metastasize to other parts of the body?

Does neuroblastoma metastasize to other parts of the body?

Yes: Neuroblastoma can metastasize to lymph nodes via the blood system. It can also spread to bone which results in bone pain and decreased walking. In certain situations it can also spread to the liver. ...Read more

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My sister 59 has stage 4 vulva cancer and is now terminal, how far up the trunk of her body will the cancer spread.

My sister 59 has stage 4 vulva cancer and is now terminal, how far up the trunk of  her body will the cancer spread.

Palliative care: I am sorry to hear about your sister's serious illness. If she is stage IV and terminal, it is more important to worry about symptom management than the specifics of how her disease is progressing--there are no more stages of her cancer. I hope you are in contact with palliative care doctors who are managing her pain (ask about neuropathic pain medications), bowel movements, mood, insomnia, etc. ...Read more

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How much time for incurable breast cancer that has spread to the bones, the spine and lymph nodes which have caused edema in the arm?

How much time for incurable breast cancer that has spread to the bones, the spine and lymph nodes which have caused edema in the arm?

Possibly long time: One of the sites of metastatic breast cancer that responds to newer chemo drugs is osseous involvement. All depend of course on hormone status of the tumor and whether it is triple negative or responds to herceptin/taxol. I now believe that what is in the nodes such as axilla stay in axilla and if not removed may cause the swelling of the arm. Age here is also a factor. ...Read more

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I wanna know how long the patiend of advanced colon metastatic cancer ( which spread to the liver and lungs) will live?

See below: Metastatic colon cancer is sensitive to chemotherapy, but life expectancy is related to the patients other medical co-morbid conditions and ability to tolerate multiple cycles of chemotherapy; average survival is around 2 years. ...Read more

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Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?

Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?

Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds.. ...Read more

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I have a TB on the lymph node.Do the bacteria can spread to the other parts on the body especially lungs?

I have a TB on the lymph node.Do the bacteria can spread to the other parts on the body especially lungs?

Yes, tuberculosis: Is an infection caused by bacterium. It can affect any organ. You need to have proper anti-tb treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

The second most common cancer after skin cancer ...Read more