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pri·mar·y

(prī'mār-ē),
1. The first or foremost, as a disease or symptoms to which others may be secondary or occur as complications.
2. Relating to the first stage of growth or development.
[L. primarius, fr. primus, first]

primary

adjective Referring to the first site or place of origin.
 
noun The site of origin of a cancer, usually understood to be epithelial or mesenchymal malignancy—i.e., non-lymphoproliferative or non-myeloproliferative.

primary

adjective First site or place of origin noun Primary cancer The site of origin of a CA, usually understood to be non-lymphoproliferative or non-myeloproliferative

pri·mar·y

(prī'mar-ē)
1. The first or foremost, as a disease or symptoms to which others may be secondary or occur as complications.
2. Relating to the first stage of growth or development.
See also: primordial
[L. primarius, fr. primus, first]

primary

1. Occurring as an initial, rather than as a secondary, event or complication.
2. Originating within the affected organ or tissue, rather than having spread from another source.
3. The first of several diseases to affect a part.
4. Of unknown cause.

pri·mar·y

(prī'mar-ē)
The first or foremost,as in a disease or symptoms to which others may be secondary or occur as complications.
[L. primarius, fr. primus, first]

Patient discussion about primary

Q. How fast can primary amyloidosis spread? And what is the average survival rate for this disease?

A. Your best bet for one-stop shopping for amyloidosis information on the net is http://www.amyloidosis.org. There is also a Yahoo group named amyloidosis and also a mailing list named amyloid hosted by the Association of Cancer Online Resources. The amyloid list has around 500 subscribers, amyloidosis Yahoo group has maybe half that many. Face-to-face support for patients and caregivers is also available in most large metropolitan areas two or three times a year. See http://www.amyloidosissupportgroups.com for details.

To join the amyloid list, see http://www.acor.org/amyloid.html

Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)

A. Pathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.

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