The cancer of the glands that line the organs is known as adenocarcinoma. Cancer can occur anywhere like the stomach, breast, prostate, lungs, pancreas, etc. Smoking, exposure to toxins, history of radiation therapy, etc., are the causes for adenocarcinoma. The treatment options for adenocarcinoma are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

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I recently underwent distal gastrectomy, but I have been diagnosed with poorly differentiated infiltrating adenocarcinoma. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 59-year-old female. My height is 4 feet 8 inches and my weight is 79 kilograms. Recently I have undergone distal gastrectomy, following which my distal body has been diagnosed as pT2, N0, MX. Further findings are infiltrating adenocarcinoma stomach, poorly differentiated type, pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I would need to know the following details: What is the grade of the tumor? Was lymph node dissection adequate? What is the size of the tumor? What are the final staging and metastatic workups? For that, I would need to have a lo...  Read Full »

Kindly advice me about the risk in recurrent stoma closure operation.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 49 years old and suffering from adenocarcinoma in the rectum for the past five years. The doctor performed ileostomy, after that, I took radiotherapy and chemotherapy Pholfox 6. After that, I was declared free from cancer on the basis of PET scan report. Next year, I was admitted...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi,Welcome to treatment started and went on as per the standard guidelines. Your complications arose because of the stricture (narrowing) at the site of joining your intestine after removing cancer. (There can be many reasons for that, follow up if you are interested). Due to this b...  Read Full »

Does Wellbutrin affect testosterone levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I suddenly developed sexual dysfunction, I have reduced interest, arousal, plateau, and orgasm. The triggering event seems to be the discontinuation of 150 mg Bupropion because of adverse effects. I switched to 20 mg Citalopram, and over the course of six month...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from the history you gave and the levels of testosterone you mentioned, it is very high level of serum testosterone. There are usually some males who normally have high testosterone levels without any major underlying disease. I will d...  Read Full »

Is surgery required after radio and chemotherapy for adenocarcinoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My father got cancer and the treatment was done. According to the reports, some of the doctors said he must need the surgery right now, and some of his doctors said he is fine after radiotherapy and chemo as the tumor and cancer cells are unseen in his body right now. So what do you sugg...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), suggesting adenocarcinoma of text, which is 3 cm from anal verge with infiltrating surrounding lymph nodes. As I will tell you they did chemotherapy to reduce the extension of cancer cells surr...  Read Full »

What is the survival rate of stage 4 non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to get a second opinion on my father's treatment for advanced non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma. I want to ensure he is given the best possibility for the longest survival with good quality of life. He started suffering headaches and was also bringing up small specks of bloo...  Read Full »

Dr. Monish De

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your father is suffering from non-small cell lung carcinoma stage IV. Disease subtype is adenocarcinoma. Since it is stage IV, adenocarcinoma and his age are already 67, I would advise you on EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) and ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinas...  Read Full »

A recently conducted biopsy of a 75-year-old woman stated 'ulcerated moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in ascending colon.' What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor, A recently conducted biopsy result of a 75-year-old woman states, "ulcerated moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in ascending colon." The underlying condition is mild mitral valve thickening and anemia. What does it mean? I would like to know her cancer stage and whether it is cur...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and biopsy report. After studying the report, I will reply. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. What is the appropriate treatment for this?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, a moderately differentiated sigmoid mass with one pericolic lymph node positive for metastasis. Is the Folfox chemotherapy the best treatment for my stage 3 colon cancer? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. As per your details, it looks like sigmoid colon cancer stage 3. Yes, the standard chemotherapy treatment for stage 3 colon cancer is Folfox-6 for six months. But not all the patients with stage 3 are candidates for Folfox-6. The type of tr...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for adenocarcinoma found in marrow biopsy?

Query: Hello doctor,The patient is 55-year-old female weighing 55 kg and suffering from adenocarcinoma as found in marrow biopsy. She is on ventilator now.  Read Full »

Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The following are the questions which come to my mind, which is not provided by the information you provided: What were the complaints of your patient? Why is she on a ventilator? What is the working diagnosis of the doctors? Have the doctors informed you that t...  Read Full »

What is the survival rate of a gallbladder cancer patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. I would like to know the stage, chances of survival and the life expectancy.  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The imaging is clearly showing a gallbladder tumor. There are different types of gallbladder tumors and the prognosis, outcome, and survival is different from one person to other. Here we d...  Read Full »

A metastasis has been found in the abdominal wall. How can primary cancer be found?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother-in-law has a small cancer in the epigastric abdominal wall with adenocarcinoma, metastatic. We are carrying out further tests including PET-CT scan, endoscopy, colonoscopy, CBC, and all the CA tests, but no primary cancer was found. Now, what will I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports of your mother-in-law (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like they have not yet completed the full work up. Biopsy from the abdominal wall nodule shows metastatic adenocarcinoma. So now, they must do upper GI en...  Read Full »

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