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Will I need chemo for a low grade serous carcinoma?

Diagnosis two weeks ago:
Section A-Ovarian low grade serous carcinoma with a serous neoplasm of low malignant potential with cribriform patter.
Section B-Ovarian serous neoplasm of low malignant potential with focal microinvation and autoimplant.

There were four other non-invasive implants on one lymph node. Will I need chemo?

I don't know for sure, but it sounds like they would give you chemo for this. If I am understanding the diagnosis correctly...It's ovarian cancer with 4 non-invasive cancer cells on one lymph node? If this is the case (and trust me I am no expert in Ovarian cancer, I can only compare it to my experience plus the experience of other cancer patients I have met along the way...take what I say with a grain of salt)...

It sounds like the cancer has spread from the main area into the lymphatic system even if it's just beginning that process...this means that there would be microscopic cancer cells floating around which probably won't even show up on a scan at this point. The chemo/possibly radiation would be done to try to make sure that those microscopic cancer cells are killed off so that the cancer does not reappear somewhere else in your body.

I had cervical cancer which spread into a few lymph nodes and they did the chemo to sensitize the cancer cells, including those which are microscopic and probably exist but don't show up yet, then I was given radiation to kill those cells. They planned my radiation to extend out further than the area of lymph nodes which were cancerous because they said there were most likely cancer in others which were too tiny to see.

If I am correct it sounds like an early ovarian cancer and your chances of surviving it would be very good at this point. Again, I am no expert but just giving my 2 cents.

ADD: If they do give you chemo for this, theres a good chance you would not lose your hair. A lot of gynecologic cancers including cervical and ovarian cancers are treated with Cisplatin which doesn't usually cause hair loss. I had 8 weeks of it, once per week and I did not lose my hair. It was just an extra amount of hair falling out when showering, it maybe looked a little thinner overall to me but nobody else would notice.  (+ info)

Has anyone ever had thyroid surgery for a follicular neoplasm? I need to know if surgery is a good way to go.?

Is surgery a good way to go or should I just have it watched for the thyroid?

if i am not mistaken,your doctor should advise you whether you need surgery or not.he also wil decide what measure to take depending on how high your thyroid level is.sometimes all you need is a tiny drop of radiation to bring it down to a safe level.talk to your doctor.  (+ info)

my father complains of a lump in his neck on the right side which has been steadily growing since 6 months.?

recent investigations like ct scan and aspiration test say it is a fibrous tissue growth with left side shift of trachea.it also says it could be a malignant neoplasm.the thyroid appears normal.
what could be the problem? is it completely curable? is it something to worry about?
he did have a habit of tobbacco chewing for 10 yrs. and has stopped from past 2 yrs.

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What is Inductoral Mucinous Papillary Pancreatic Neoplasm?

I think what you mean is actually called an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm. This is a tumor that is usually benign (won't spread) and secretes large amounts of mucin (a sticky, watery secretion) into the intestine.  (+ info)

my b/ has a benign neoplasm of the nasopharynx abd he is suffering from the worse pain from pressure in his he?

he cant sleep the doc put him on vicodin,oxocodine,and perocat nothing is helping he said his head hurts really bad from pressure any help how to relieve or just ease it?weve tried cold compressos

surgery  (+ info)

All the following statements apply to malignant melanoma except:?

A. the malignant cell is a melanocyte
B. they present as non-pruritic purplish macules
C. the neoplasm grows rapidly and metastasizes early
D. the lesion is usually dark or multicolored with an irregular border

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what do the term complex cystic mass with in the right adnexa finding concern for neoplasm?

also what is neoplastic process

neoplasm means cancer  (+ info)

how did you know you had breast cancer?

I have a 1.9x.9 cm lump. An ultrasound report stated that an atypical solid neoplasm cannot be excluded. Also said this may represent an atypical spacious cyst. A surgeon took a biopsy and now I am waiting for results. Can anyone give me some insight. I am so scared right now!!

Well, on the positive side, most lumps that are biopsied are not breast cancer. So you have statistics on your side. It's not possible to guess from the words in the report ... is there a Birads score mentioned? This gives an indication of how suspicious the radiologist found the mass to be. If it was 4, then it was suspicious but not at all certain ... mine was 5 which indicated that the radiologist was pretty certain it was cancer and the biopsy was confirmatory.

Try not to worry. Worrying won't change the results either way. I know it's easy to say and not easy to do, but you should try to distract yourself ... go to a movie, go out for pizza with friends, but stay off the internet looking up stuff about breast cancer. There will be plenty of time to deal with that if it turns out to be positive.  (+ info)

What is a Neoplasm? I am scared to death!?

What exactly is a Neoplasm? My husband has either a Neoplasm on his lung or an abcess. I am fearing that this means he has cancer.
I am getting sick with worry!
Can anyone help me with this?
Please be nice when answering this!

Kathleen, a neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should. Neoplasms may be benign (not cancer), or malignant (cancer). It is also called tumor.

That said, you just have to wait until they identify it as an abcess or a neoplasm. I am sorry to hear that he potentially has this. There is still hope that this is benign ... thats what we can pray for :)  (+ info)

Do thyroid nodules that grow mean cancer? ?

I just had a FNA that came back as "moderately cellular smears without colloid suspicious for follicular neoplasm". The doctor said I could get half my thyroid removed (the nodule is solid and measurement is 2.6cm x 1.6cm x1.6cm or every six months get an ultrasound to see if it grows. Will growth of this signify cancer? Apparantly, there is a 20% chance that this is cancer, but two doctors doubt it is. Thank you so much!

you have been given pretty solid information. "follicular neoplasm" of the thyroid is cancerous in 10 to 20 percent of cases, depending on which studies you read. Unfortunately, to tell the difference between cancerous and benign follicular neoplasms a pathologist needs to examine the entire capsule of the lesion (the layer of tissue on the outside of the mass) and this can only be done with surgical removal. Watching a neoplasm for growth is considered reasonable because of the 80-90% chance that it isn't cancerous and the fact that even if it is cancerous thyroid cancer is typically not rapidly aggressive. if it does grow on repeat exam that is more worrisome for, but not a guarantee of, cancer. Ultimately you have to decide which you are more comfortable with, having surgery but knowing for sure what it is, or not having surgery and having some doubt. Discuss the risks and alternatives with your surgeon fully before you decide what to do.  (+ info)

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