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Will Surgery Be Able To Remove All Of The Cancer Do I Need Additional Surgery
"incidental" papillary cancer found in my thyroid tissue, Not the nodules one 4 mm & one 2.5 mm. is surgery needed to remove the remaining half?
Lung pleural mass 5 cm.. pet show no evidence of cancer.solid mass..do I need to do surgery to remove it or I can leave it as it is..really confused?
Biopsy?: That is very good news the PET scan does not suggest the presence of cancer I'd still recommend the mass be positively identified. At that point your doctors will be able to counsel you better as to whether it should be removed or not. If you'd like a 1-1 consultation to discuss this please write me at: www. Healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make a calendar appointment ...Read more
My friend has cancer of the throat and recently underwent surgery to remove the cancer? Will he need radiation?
Short list.: Side effects include decreased saliva production, throat irritation and soreness with some discomfort on swallowing. Possible hoarse voice from vocal cord inflammation. These are from an oncologist's point of view; for more information contact your radiation therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why might there be a risk of cancer recurring even when surgery is performed to remove a malignant tumour?
Microscopic residual: Depending on what type/stage of tumor (possibly some other predicting features as well) some tumors may leave behind microscopic cells which are undetectable by current medical testing (bloodwork or imaging). Even just one of these cells may grow back into a tumor and therefore additional treatment (chemotherapy/radiation)after surgery may be needed to help 'clean up' residual microscopic cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why might there be a risk of cancer recurring even when surgery doesn't totally remove a malignant tumor?
Surgery...: Goal in cancer surgery is to remove all of the cancer if it is safe & possible without harming the patient. Leaving cancer behind may require chemotherapy & radiation treatments depending on the type of cancer. Leaving cancer cells can allow them to grow further or spread further. Unfortunately not all cancers can be removed surgically. ...Read more
BCC & SCCA: Basal cells (bcc) and squamous cell (scca) are the two most common skin cancers treated with moh's. As these are the most common types of skin cancer, that works out very well. Moh's surgery is helpful to minimize the size of the defect (yet still effect a cure) in areas where tissue conservation is important, like the face. It is more expensive, however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mass on pancreas grew significantly from jan to now. My relative is going in for surgery to remove n biopsy. What are chances it is cancer?
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