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What causes clear cell; adenocarcinoma?


Are you a daughter of a mother who took DES? There is so much information about DES victims world-wide.
and there more on the net.

If your mom did not take it, why are you asking? Why does your carcinoma rarity bother you? I would really like to help (I am a woman).  (+ info)

My cell phone is making my skin break out. How can I clear it up?

I live across the country from most of my friends and family and my boyfriend just moved away for the summer. I spend about 2 hours a day on the phone, minimum. As a result, one side of my face is covered with acne. Has this happened to anyone else? How can I clear this up?

Clean your cell phone off with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol. You're breaking out because the phone is dirty.  (+ info)

What homeopathic remedies or cell/ tissue salts have you used to clear your acne?

I'm really curious what certain cells salts you have used and their strength (6X,30X, 30C, 200C?) . How many did you take per day and how many times per day? Have you ever stopped taking them? (if so, how long did you take them? Breifly what kind/ sort of acne did you have? What parts of body? This would be a great help to me and others here. If you are not familuar with cell salts, they are not salts at all. They are trace minerals that we can become unbalanced in. Thanks for your help in advanced!!
(Mainly hormonal acne = on and below the jaw line and back acne...)

Here are the Head Homeopathic Remedies for Acne and Pimples, read it carefully and select the one which is similar to your conditions for a side effects and complications free cure for your Acne :-

Head remedy. Pimples worse during menses; worse after eating fats, sugar,coffee and meat Psorinum 200 or 1M, once weekly (3 Doses)

Pimples at the age of puberty with itching Asterias Rub.30, 6 hourly

If Asterias rub fails; pustuler eruptions Kali Brom.30, 6 hourly

Chronic cases; worse after taking eggs and during winter seasons Streptococcin.200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

To clean the complexion Berberis Acuifolium Q, 4 hourly, 7 - 8 drops.

Pimples; stools constipated like sheep's dung; worse from sea bathing Magnesia Mur.30, 6 hourly

Acne of nose; better in damp weather Causticum.30, 6 hourly

To cover tendency of pimples and to purify the blood Echinacea Q, 4 hourly, 5 - 10 drops

Acne rosacea. Pimples are painful for some distance around; worse during menstruation. Eugenia J. Q (Mother Ticture), 4 hourly, 5 -10 drops

Pimples hard like flee bites, chilblains Agaricus Mus.30 or 200, 6 hourly

Skin moist;pimples; digestion slow; flatulence; better fanning Carbo Veg.30 or 200, 6 hourly

Rose colourd pimples; pale,waxy skin;c hilly persons Silicea.200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

Acne in tuberculer patients Tuberculinum K.200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

Acne hard; indurated base with pustule at apex; night sweats Arsenic Iod.3X or 6X, 4 hourly

When above remedies fail (intercurrent remedy) Sulphur.200 or 1M weekly (3 Doses).

If your symptoms are any different then the ones given here please post you exact symptoms, for an appropriate remedy.

Take Care and God Bless you !  (+ info)

If clear cell Cancer spreads from the kidney to other parts of the body what is prognosis?

The prognosis is very poor. If it is a solitary lesion that can be resected and it has been at least 2 years since diagnosis the prognosis is usually much improved.  (+ info)

Does anyone know about Clear Cell Cancer ?

My mom has Clear Cell Cancer, but I really don't know much about it. I've done some searches, but all I come up with is some general info. Does anyone have some info that more knowlegeable?

The Story Behind Clear Cell Cancer

In 1971 scientists established the link between exposure to DES before birth and a rare cancer, called clear cell adenocarcinoma (adeno-car-ci-no-ma) of the vagina in young women. This cancer is called clear cell cancer because of the appearance of the cancer cells under a microscope. Before 1971, clear cell cancer had been seen primarily in women older than the age of 60, and then infrequently. The appearance of clear cell cancer in a group of young women, most of whom had been exposed to DES before birth, was unprecedented and established the link between DES exposure and clear cell cancer.

Exposure to DES has also been associated with a range of reproductive health problems in some of the daughters, and reproductive tract abnormalities in some of the sons of women who took DES during pregnancy. Women who were prescribed DES during pregnancy may face a slightly increased risk of breast cancer. Clear cell cancer is the health problem with the most clearly established link to DES exposure before birth (in utero).

Since the link between DES and clear cell cancer was first discovered, about 600 cases have been reported to an international registry at the University of Chicago. Although it is likely that additional cases have occurred, which have not been reported, the Registry is the largest record of clear cell cancer cases world-wide. Registry data indicates that not all women who have had clear cell cancer were exposed to DES. Although there are some unexposed patients, many women do not have proof of DES exposure because medical records can not be located, or because their mother may not recall taking DES.

In the last decade several DES daughters in their 30s and 40s have developed clear cell cancer. It is important for DES daughters and their physicians to be aware that there is no specific age after which the risk for clear cell cancer is over. At this time the upper age limit for the development of the cancer is unknown. Therefore, it is not known at this point if there is an age at which DES daughters will be risk-free.
Market Sales of 25mg DES vs. Cases of
Clear Cell Cancer by Year of Diagnosis

This graph show the relationship between the sale of DES adn the incidence of clear cell cancer 20 years later, by five year intervals. The graph ends with DES sales in 1970 and reports of clear cell cancer in 1990, yet cases of clear cell cancer continue to occur in the 1990s. Reproduced with the permission of: Dr. Shanna Swan, Berkeley, California 1994.


Understanding Clear Cell Cancer

Scientists do not know exactly how DES causes changes in fetal development that affect an adult so many years after birth. It is thought that exposure of the fetus to the estrogen DES, during the first three months of development, changes the correct development of the structure and cells of the genital organs. This in turn could lead to growth of glandular tissue that, with other factors, may promote the development of cancer.

Why some DES daughters develop the cancer, while most do not, is unknown. Development of clear cell cancer may have to do with the amount of DES taken, and the time during the pregnancy that DES was taken.

The overall length of time the DES was used during the pregnancy may also be a factor. Clear cell cancer may also be triggered when there is an increased secretion of hormones within the body, as there is during puberty.

Although much remains unknown about the causes of clear cell cancer, the years since 1971 have provided some information about the best way to treat it. It is clear that a woman's chances for survival and her treatment options are increased by regular screening for clear cell cancer by a physician familiar with effects of DES on the cervix and vagina. Because clear cell cancer is rare, if you are a woman who has been diagnosed with clear cell cancer, it is important to seek medical advice and treatment from a gynecologist who specializes in treating cancer (gynecologic oncologist) and is experienced in treating clear cell cancer.

Women with clear cell cancer and their families must take an active role to educate themselves about the disease and learn effective ways to discuss treatment and outcome with their health care providers. There are resources available that can help women with clear cell cancer adjust to the changes that accompany treatment and survival (see page 42). DES consumer groups, such as the DES Cancer Network, can offer information and emotional support. Good communication within families, and professional counseling with a clinical social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist can also be beneficial.



Risk in DES daughter:...................1 in 1,000
Number of cases recorded:........Approximately 600
Years of diagnosis:...................1969-present
Age range at diagnosis:.............7-42 years old
Most frequent age at diagnosis:....15-27 years old
Upper age limit at diagnosis:..............Unknown  (+ info)

If someone is diagnoised with adenocarcinoma and undifferentiated small cell carcinoma, what are the dangers?

This is a Pathology Report from a friend in another country
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Here is the URL of the report.


Small cell lung cancer is usually caused by smoking. Undifferentiated refers to the cell's different appearance from normal lung tissue cells and indicates an aggressive tumor. I don't know what you mean by "dangers," and I do not want to sound negative, but the statistics for lung cancer survival are grim. About the same number of new lung cancer diagnoses and lung cancer deaths occur each year. I wish your friend the best of luck.  (+ info)

Is adenosquamous carcinoma called glassy cell or clear cell?

My doctors never even told me the details of my cancer, I was transporting my own medical records from one doc to another and I read thru them and found all of my info.

I read that I have adenosquamous cervical carcinoma, poorly differentiated. I've been told that the poorly differentiated portion means that it is very aggressive. The adenosquamous portion I've read is a mix of squamous cell cancer and adenocarcinoma which is glandular.

I've been reading online and a lot of sources make it sound like adenosquamous carcinoma is a clear cell cancer or glassy cell cancer. I've also read that these are the cancers with the worst prognosis, respond the worst to treatment, recur more often than others, and overall are just the worst to have. I don't know if thats what I have.

My doc quoted me a cure rate of 85-95%, he is my oncologist. My radiologist told me he was way off and I would be lucky to have a 50/50 chance of cure.

Well here we are 3 months after treatment and it seems as if I am at least close to a cure. My pet scan showed a tiny speck which they said can be removed surgically if necessary, no more lymph node involvement or parametrial involvement.

But do I have this glassy cell cancer they talk so horribly about? If so, I want to be extra aggressive with my doctors in demanding more follow up than a regular CC patient. Thanks in advance.

Adenosquamous carcinoma, clear cell and glassy cell are 3 different things. If you had clear or glassy cell it would clearly say so on your path report. Adenosquamous of the cervix does not often occur, but clear cell and glassy cell are very rare. The histology of your cancer was determined long ago this is the basis of your treatment, you should have also been told the details before treatment began. I am very surprised an oncologist would say there is an 85-95% cure rate, as cancer is not often discussed in terms of cure unless it is a very early stage or a non aggressive cancer. It is usually discussed in terms of survival rates and it is not 85-95% in your case. I think you need to have another talk with your oncologist.  (+ info)

My 23 year old nephew was just diagnosed today with clear cell meningioma.?

Has anyone got information on what this is and what his prognosis might be? I have googled it, so I would appreciate a medical opinion if anyone has anything to add other than internet articles...thank you..

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my mom was just diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma of bladder. They first found it in arm that had broke. Do

Her cancer had spread to her arm, which had broke. My question is how quickly can it spread and could it in fact go to the brain. she has mild dementia and for the past few days she cannot do or even say the things she used to a week ago. I just don't understand this type of cancer.

I'm so sorry.
Cancer can spread fairly quickly, depending on type. Hers already has. But I don't think in the space of a few days, it could travel to her brain and cause dementia. It's conceivable that it spread to her brain a little while ago, and it just happens that she's experiencing the symptoms now--but it is also possible that due to the stresses her body has been under, and any medications she's on, she's experiencing a temporary dementia. Especially if she just had surgery. It can take awhile for all of the anesthesia to leave the system, especially in older people. Plus, being in unfamiliar surroundings, in unfamiliar, stressful circumstances, can cause someone who already has a problem, to worsen.

If you feel you can handle it, go to this bladder cancer mailing list: http://listserv.acor.org/archives/bladder-cancer-cafe.html
They have support and information there. It can be emotional, though.  (+ info)

have anyone heard that orange juice and your urine will clear your cell if you had cancer?


i have never heard that and i cant see drinking your own piss doing you any good.

maybe she just likes the taste and uses it as an excuse

:)  (+ info)

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