metastatic cancer

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metastatic cancer

Cancer which has spread in a non-contiguous fashion—by the blood, haematogenously; by the lymphatic, trans-coelomically—from a primary site of origin to a distant site.

metastatic cancer

Secondary cancer, secondary tumor Cancer that has spread from a primary site elsewhere

Metastatic cancer

A cancer that has spread to an organ or tissue from a primary cancer located elsewhere in the body.
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Patient discussion about metastatic cancer

Q. I have met my close friend after 3 years. She is showing some signs of high depression. How can I help her? I have met my very close friend after 3 years and she is very depressed. I am worried that she is showing some signs of high depression. She talks all rubbish and negatives these days which is filled with that nonsense hopelessness. She was fine and going good when I left her and now she is completely negative in her behavior and also very depressed. She is not able to enjoy my company. She had lost her weight and her eyes reflect the bluntness. She keeps silent most of the time. How can I help her?

A. I think first you must talk to her and find out about when and how this started. Take her to all the places where you both used to go. She might have come across difficult phase in these years which would have made her depressed and she may need a support to bring her back to normal way of living. We cannot say that this is a depression which would get cured by just talking and knowing the reasons but you must help her to fight back for the thing she had lost. If there is no desired result, then do consult a physician.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9QxddJOQY4&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vP9QxddJOQY4_nervous_system_depression_psyche?q=depression&feature=player_embedded

Q. Does staging in breast cancer is linked to metastasis and what is the use of staging?

A. stages in cancer tell of it's progress. is it benign, does it have a capsule, did it metastasized and all that. but if you are looking for more accurate and more information on that in general:
http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/diagnosis/staging.jsp

this should do it!

Q. What is the best pathophysiology of colorectal cancer. The pathophysiology just has to be brief and concise. It also has to include nursing considerations for the patient.

A. i'm not sure i understand your question...do you mean what is the best treatment for colorectal cancer? patophysiology is the changes the tissue acquired. if you'll give me more details on what you are looking for i'll be more then happy to help you.

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(%) P (a) Reference diagnosis <.001 Metastatic malignancy 22 032 17 081 (77.5) Leukemia/lymphoma/ 16 028 15 062 (94.0) other hematopoietic malignancy Acute and chronic 4032 2604 (64.6) inflammation/ reactive Small blue round 2303 1261 (54.8) cell tumors, nonhematopoietic Infection, fungal 720 582 (80.8) Normal sample 181 106 (58.6) Macrophages, 143 122 (85.3) including hemosiderin-laden Participant type <.001 (b) Pathologist 22 553 18 245 (80.9) Cytotechnologist 14 067 11 264 (80.1) Laboratory 8819 7309 (82.9) Stain type <.001 Pap 31 319 25 166 (80.4) Modified Giemsa 14 120 11 652 (82.5) Abbreviation: Pap, Papanicolaou.
Lymphoma was noted in 21, reactive hyperplasia in 18 and metastatic malignancy in 10 cases.
Ingle, "Complications of therapy and a diagnostic dilemma case: sarcoidosis simulating metastatic malignancy," Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol.
Given the rarity of secondary penile metastases from primary lung cancer and the poor prognosis following identification, knowledge of this atypical heralding lesion to prompt further assessment for end-stage extrapelvic metastatic malignancy is crucial when evaluating these patients.
On high-resolution CT, the MMPH was characterized by multiple nodules ranging in size from 1 mm to 10 mm, scattered throughout the lungs in a random distribution.[1] For the cases presented as MMPH in chest CT as this case, SMPLC or miliary metastatic malignancy must be carefully differentiated.
Her most recent imaging showed the lesion in her right kidney to be stable in size but showed masses in the left adrenal gland, the body of the pancreas and multiple pulmonary nodules concerning for metastatic malignancy. Due to the patient's co-morbid medical problems, it was decided to continue surveillance of these lesions without any further treatment.
Melanoma is the most common metastatic malignancy of the gallbladder, accounting for about 50-67% [9].
Cord compression secondary to metastatic malignancy is seen with breast and lung malignancy [1].
[9] In this study, 4% cases were diagnosed as metastatic malignancy by FNAC.
Local recurrence and metastases of this malignancy have been well documented in the literature, (1,2) but there does not seem to be any information regarding cases of paraneoplastic polyarthritis arising from this metastatic malignancy. Herein, we describe the case of a patient with palindromic rheumatism (PR)-like migratory non-erosive seronegative polyarthritis in conjunction with metastatic conjunctival malignant melanoma.
The patient was admitted for further workup of obstructive jaundice and probable metastatic malignancy. Laboratory work revealed AST 260 U/L, ALT 378 U/L, ALP 527 U/L, total bilirubin 35.3 mg/dl, WBC 12500/ cu.mm, Hb 13 g/dl.
The specimen was extensively sampled; however, there was no histologic evidence of metastatic RCC; therefore, the possibility of massive adrenal hematoma within metastatic malignancy was excluded.

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